getting rusty.

It feels like it has been so long since I’ve painted an actual piece of furniture that my skills are getting rusty.  Although I suppose kid-size chairs and sleds sort of count, but they’re not like ‘real’ furniture!  Not to worry though, I’ve been working on a piece that I’m going to share next Monday.  It will have one of with Prima’s newest transfers on it.  Official reveal date for those is December 16, so I’m planning to post it then.  Be sure to stay tuned.

In the meantime, speaking of rusty, it’s time for giveaway no. 7!

I’m sure that you all know by now that I am a fan of rust.  Whenever possible I try to retain an original rusty finish like the one on my front window box shown above.

But sometimes life doesn’t give you authentic rusty goodness so you have to fake it.  That’s where Dixie Belle’s Patina Collection comes in.

One of my favorite projects with the patina kit was the makeover of a plaster pedestal for the garden.

In case you’re wondering how this stuff holds up, I painted the pedestal in July 2018 and it held up perfectly well outside all summer.  I stored it for the winter and then last summer I decided to add the Patina Guard top coat to it just to test out that product.

In the end, I preferred the look of the faux rust more without the Patina Guard.  However, if you’re working on a piece of furniture or something that will come into contact with clothing, you will want to add a top coat to prevent the rust from rubbing off onto things.

Last summer I also used the rusty patina on a pair of garden urns.

This time I opted to allow them to weather without a top coat.  I’m also leaving them out all winter, so we’ll see how that goes.

So far, so good though.  They still look awesome and as you can see they are experiencing some challenging conditions.  And yes, I do believe the sign hanging over my door may seem a tad ironic in this photo 😉

If you want to learn more about how to use this stuff, check out my how-to post here.

I should also mention that I use the Iron paint and the Green spray to create my rusty looks.  The Copper and Bronze paints with the Blue spray will create more of a verdigris effect.

Now, it’s confession time.  I accidentally neglected to order the Green spray for my giveaway.  Drat!  What was I thinking?  So I apologize, the winner is not actually going to get everything needed to create a rusty finish.  However, they are going to get a great prize package that includes the Iron paint, the Copper paint, the Prime Start, the Patina Guard and the Blue Spray.  Hopefully that will be enough to create some awesome patina’s, but you’ll have to order some of the Green spray if you want to create rust.

Thank you to Dixie Belle Paint Co for sponsoring this giveaway by providing the Patina Collection.

The rules:  to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post.  If you can’t think of anything to say, just tell me how you would use a faux patina.  Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.  You are not required to follow my blog, although it would be awesome if you did!

I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Friday, December 13, 2019 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).

The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $90, if the prize is not claimed by Sunday, December 15, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.

Good luck!

64 thoughts on “getting rusty.

  1. I love rust! Years ago, I painted a friend’s chandelier to make it look aged and rusted…and using several colors of paint. Today, one can purchase a patinas to create the look! Your pedestals turned out great! Thanks for all these great giveaways…what a fun holiday treat!


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