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 using the Patina line from Dixie Belle! I’ve patina’d shiny galvanized buckets and even did a bunch of skulls for Halloween. They turned out so good! This is an awesome gift and the possibilities are endless with these products.

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  2. I recently finished a piece of furniture for my son that included an iconic image of men having lunch seated on a steel beam on a NY skyscraper. Of course, I had to add rust effects all over the piece! I have to admit, rust is beautiful- except when it’s on the body of your car!

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  3. I just love your blog!! You always inspire me with all of your creative projects!! Thanks for the giveaways….i just hope i win as i have loads of projects just waiting to get done!!😁

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  4. I love all of the rust pieces that you have created. I have never tried any of these rest products from Dixie Belle. I would love to try them 😊 Can’t wait to see your new piece. I am sure that I will love it 😍

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  5. i would use the faux patina in a similar way. I have two planter at my front door that stay out all year long and would love to rust them up. Can’t wait to see your painted piece! Thanks!

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  6. Years ago I had an ugly gold and white lamp that I painted with a verdigris finish. I still have that lamp and love the effect. Would really appreciate winning this giveaway.

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    1. Cool. I have used the copper paint and the blue spray to create a verdigris look and I love how that turned out too. I never did get around to writing a blog post about that effect though.


  7. I have 2 planters almost identical to yours that I would use this on.They will be sitting on each side of my garage door. Can you use this on any type of material such as plastic, concrete, wood, metal? Just curious!

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    1. Yes, really, anything you can paint. These particular post were that weird composite sort of plastic material that is so popular these days. The paint has actual metal flakes in it that react with the spray to create the effect. Just know that you should use either the Prime Start or any color chalk paint to prime a metal piece. That’s because otherwise your metal can be compromised by the spray.


  8. I would love the opportunity to try out DB Patina products. I have LOTS of outside metal pieces that could use a face lift (of sorts). Thanks for the great product info.

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  9. Well, isn’t it fun, that if you don’t have the original rusty, crusty look, it can be created. Amazing the number of ways to change the look of ordinary items.

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  10. First, I can’t wait to see the furniture that you are painting, luckily it will be soon! And secondly I love the rust look, too. I love the way you have used it and will have to try the rust patina products this coming spring. Thanks for the beautiful phots for inspiration.

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  11. What a great idea for a give away! I’d love to try the patina on a small-ish wooden pedestal I just got at an auction. I think it’d look great and I’m dying to try it! Ooh… Or maybe a lamp…hmmm….
    Fingers crossed ! 🍀

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  12. I too, love rust and patina. And how cool is it that Dixie Belle figured out a way to let us “cheat” and add their beauty quickly and easily to any material that can be painted? Thanks for the great giveaways and your great projects. Can’t wait for your reveal on Monday. 😍

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  13. Hello! I was never a fan of the ‘rusty’ patina until my parents found me a old, metal urn. It has the most gorgeous rusty patina. Initially, I was going to have the rust removed but after using it a few months, I changed my mind. So glad I did! I would love to try these products on some newer planters to age them a bit. Looking forward to seeing your new project!

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  14. First I just love love love that lampshade! Is it decoupaged? I would start by patinaing (?) my powder room mirror/medicine cabinet. I’ve been wanting to change but couldn’t decide how.

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  15. Rust is definitely a finish that I protect at all costs when I am re-loving a treasure. Things like rust and chippy paint have stories to tell, so I like to keep them around 😉 I have yet to attempt to faux rust anything, but have that on my list of things I want to master. Thanks so much for, not only talking us through the process, but for sharing your secrets and favorite products with us.


  16. This stuff is so cool! I had a chance to play with it at a Dixie Belle demo. Ticky tacky plastic pieces turned into fun rusty decor – like yours!


  17. I love love these outdoor pieces!! I love everything you do but I’m a wanna be gardener and I really enjoy pics of your outdoor areas. Thank you for the giveaways but thank you most for the inspiration! (I loved the urns but forgot about them!)


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