Sure enough, we spot an old tractor tire under the leaves that he no longer needs.
The big tractor tire and three big truck tires are too big for our car, but that's OK because my nephew has a big truck. Perfect! We get them home and start to work.
Kelly says he's never used his sawzall to cut open a tire. Go figure.
But look! It works. Steel-belted tires are tricky but Kelly and the sawzall power through.
It works on the big tractor tire too.
Our teacup takes shape with all 4 pieces cut from old tires.
Following a thorough cleaning, two coats of Kilz primer goes on each piece.
The pink coat goes on next. We found the pink paint (officially known as dusty rose) in the basement left behind by earlier homeowners. There wasn't any pink still in the house when we moved in, so there's no telling how long this paint has been around. It still sticks well to tires, though.
A few polka dots add a little whimsy. Four screws hold the handle to the cup. And we're now ready for the annual car event at the park across the street on Saturday.
Yours in getting into the automotive spirit,