A Glam Grill

I love a good makeover story.

In my line of work, as a hairstylist, I do that every day for my guests.

It isn’t everyday I get to makeover my grill!

Our backyard has been a work in progress for the last 3 years. My husband and I have gutted it and replanted the whole thing. It has finally gotten to the point that we can enjoy it. As the warm weather starts to hit, my instinct is to fire up the grill. When I went to start the grill this year, I noticed how ugly it looked! Ahh! We had done so much work on the yard, and not realized how warn our grill was. It was an eye sore in a beautiful backyard. My initial thought was I want to buy a new grill. But as the thrifty, real life housewife, I knew that that was silly. Just because it was ugly, didn’t mean I needed a new one. What I needed was a makeover!


I headed to Home Depot with the intent of buying heat resistant black spray paint. While I was there I picked up adhesive plastic hooks, to add to the side to hang grill utensils on. I was out the door for 5 dollars. When I got home, I scrubbed down the outside of the grill before spraying the front and the side trays black. In my garage I found some extra tiles from our bathroom, and placed those on the side trays, to use a cutting board, or as a spoon rest. I added the hooks to the side of the grill, and found an old vase to serve as a utensil holder.

For 5 dollars and a half hours worth of work, I was thrilled with my results.  It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to fix something up. This makeover was simple but had big results. Now our grill matches the rest of our beautiful backyard. Time to fire her up!