Last year, around Christmas, our nephew Nathan was reading a book called "The Christmas Sled" and he couldn't stop talking about sleds. With that in mind, I found an old runner sled at a garage sale this summer for $7 and had plans to fix it up. As you can see in this before picture, it needed some work. One of the side rails was broken and one of the brackets under the sled was broken as well. I was able to pull the sled apart, sand down the metal runners and give them a fresh coat of paint.
...and here is the after picture. I outlined the "Airline Junior" and gave the wood a fresh coat of stain and poly.
Added an "N" for Nathan and repainted the original red winds on the front.
The new rail and the old rail I painted black and added a red lighting bolt!
Nathan was excited to get the sled (Chad was too!) and we can't wait to go sledding with him!