Are you like us. . . . ?
Do you have a ton of these hanging around the house?? This is just the tip of the iceberg for us.
Why do we save them??
Hubby uses them to store his nuts and bolts and the like. I use them to hold my markers, pens and paint brushes. Obviously, I didn't like the original pictures and text and didn't know what to do until I recently ran into this blog: How to-Paint Faux Rust by Colleen Jorgensen, a life saver in my opinion. In Colleen's blog post, she was able to turn wood, plastic and cardboard paper into rusty items! I was intrigued and had to continue reading and eventually I copied. Here is my project:
- RUST-OLEUM Rusty Metal PRIMER
- Acrylic Paints:
- Craft Smart Orange Spice
- Americana Terra Cotta
- Apple Barrel Yellow
- Apple Barrel White
- Apple Barrel Black
- KRYLON Matte Sealer
- Craft Smart Chalk Paint, Black
- One stencil sponge brush, size of a nickel
- One regular paint brush
This bin ended up being my favorite one of all the ones I painted. Closest to it being realistic as I could get.
Don't they look cool?? I am very happy with the turnout. Thank you Colleen :)
Have a great weekend and remember to savor every moment!