Faux Rust

Like almost everyone else, I adore rusty metal!!  Show me pretty and rusty and I will head for rusty anytime, anywhere! (Miss D knows that from our shopping trip to the big city this week!)  Sometimes, however, you have to help the piece out just a little…..

Before finishes
(Yes, I DO need to repaint the table-poor thing!)

closeup-keeping it real-no glamour shots here!

first coat – espresso

some finished projects-love the texture!

To achieve the look without the wait for the rust to occur, I used one coat of RustOleum spray paint in Espresso and then a coat or two of their texture paint in Autumn Brown.  The texture paint seems to go a lot farther when you use a coat of regular paint under it.  So for about $16, I was able to paint a total of 10 different pieces in various sizes and still have some left over.  Click on the pictures to enlarge them and see the details.

P.S. RustOleum doesn’t even know how much I adore their products-this is from me only.

A Beautiful Vintage Coat – Fit for a Princess!

Classic lines, beautiful color and just the right fur trim for the neckline and cuffs.  Add the belt and pleat at the back for more lovely style!  We dreamed of coats like this when we were in high school!  (at least my friends and I did)  In my mind’s eye, I see Cybil Shepherd wearing it in the pages of Seventeen magazine.

(Shortly after I published this – it sold to a beautiful blonde!)

 Be sure to click on the thumbnails for the full picture!