Monday, April 2, 2012

I love RUST and I cannot lie!

Ivy & ElephantsI don't know about you but "all things rusty" gets my heart to pumpin! I just love em! It doesn't matter what it is... if there is rusty goodness I want it. Do you ever see those big rusty tin barns , I could cover our den in that stuff.  I promise, sometimes it doesn't take much to make a girl happy! Well, recently I found out about a paint that lets you make your own rusty goodness. Pretty exciting huh? Let me show you what I have been playing with.

This finial is from Hobby Lobby in the garden department, I bought it on clearance at the end of the season for 3.00. Doesn't it look like a chunky piece of iron rusty goodness?
Here is what it looked like before, pretty ugly huh?
And here is a dollar frame that I played with. This product doesn't just do rust, it has several colors of patina's. I've used them all on this piece.
Here are some paper tags that show the different kinds of patina you can get from the product. There is gold, iron, brass and bronze. The tag with the fleur di lis, is actually fabric canvas, like a drop cloth. It has all of the products on it. You can paint this stuff on anything (except aluminum) and it will do it's magic! Once I found it I couldn't stop thinking of all the things I wanted to use it for. My husband says "you can't rust everything"... as I have been playing with it all weekend, my response... "says who". I actually found out about this at my favorite crafty place The Little Blue House. Everytime I find a new product I say I want to paint my bathroom with it, and yes I would love to do the same with this rusty paint!
See these hooks, I have a plan for them too, but first look at the transformation...
Do you love it as much as I do? Alot of this stuff is going in my kitchen. I am kinda at a stand still trying to figure out the tile so I have been working on some other ideas I have for the room.

These actually used to hang above the pantry and the refrigerator and I originally thought I would paint them blue.
But then they looked too new, one dimensional and shiny so I sanded them and they were ok but then...
I added this new paint product and wa la, beautiful patina and rust! Is it just me or do you hear the hallelujah chorus?
The thing I love about this product is that it's not just paint, the paint actually has metal particles in it and so when you spray on the reactor it causes the paint to start to patina, so not only does it look like rust it has the texture and even a hint of the smell.
The product is called Verday and is sold by Ten Second Studios. I'm not being paid to tell you about it, they don't even know I exist. I just love it and so I had to share. So what do you think, should I paint the bathroom wall? Can you imagine one of those ugly brass chandeliers, or how about lamps, oh and hardware, yep I've already worked on that, come back soon and I will share a piece I remade the hardware. I may have to change my name to Ms Rusty Pants!

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Finding Home said...

Great ideas Laura - Thanks!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Sweet! I didn't know about this paint. I would never have guessed you painted those items. Very rustic looking!

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

Very cool indeed..thanks for sharing lady. I hope things are looking up for you. Email if you need to chat.

Judy Bigg said...

I didn't know about the paint either, interesting, and great job.

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

So fun! Especially for an outdoor application I can totally see that pineapple popping up in my garden!


Revi said...

Hey, I took your advice and dropped by. You're right, this stuff is cool! Your rusty stuff is drool-worthy. Drool will just cause more rust on it, right? :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow now this is an awesome idea. Love it! Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.


Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

Hi Laura! Just noticed your comment at Days of Chalk and Chocolate regarding my craft room reveal. I wanted to stop by and say I love your blog and look forward to reading more from you. Following you now and would love a follow back! Hope you're having a great week and Happy Easter to you and your family! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, how clever is this. I love rust too and you make it possible to have anywhere. Very creative. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Wow! I do love rust and this product looks amazing! The hooks and picture frame are my favorites...what a great look!! Thank you so much for sharing, and for the blog link love. :)

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Wow! Neat products and ideas...never knew about this!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my craft closet :)
Lina @fancy frugal life

thistlewoodfarm said...

Hey miss rusty pants,

Those are amazing. I love the patina that product creates! Absolutely perfect!


Tam said...

The product looks great... I gotta find me some. And you are a trip - love your humor! Enjoying you & your blog!

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