Thursday, June 9, 2011

Make it rusty paint technique

Need something to look rusty and crusty?  Well, that is my favorite color and texture. I have a concoction for small items but some larger items really need a paint technique. Let's face it, wood doesn't rust.  This is a great technique for a picture frame, candle holder or for me today...a monogram!  Here is a picture tutorial for you:




 
The second paint color is Autumn Brown. It is a textured paint. I will describe it as brown with flecks of sand in it. Creates a sandpaper feel on the item being painted.  Mine dried a nice faux color that looks pretty darn close to the real rust on my nail barrel shown above.  I added a little flower to the "M."  This monogram is the topper for my shabby window which I have decorated for my MIL's bday party this weekend. Can't wait to share this cool picture display, but that's another post! xoxo

I am partying with:
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35 comments:

  1. Oh - I love this!!! I've been wondering how to do that - and you just answered my question before I tried and messed up 50 million things!!!

    THANK YOU!
    ;-D robelyn

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  2. Thanks for the idea! I love rust and when I can't find my own, now I can make some!
    I love your "M"
    Thanks,
    Susan @ homeroad.net
    I'm your newest follower, come see my rust!

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  3. Too Cute; I wanna go rust something up now!!!

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  4. Thanks Vicki for this tutorial. I'm taking note of those two magical spray paints. The little flower is the perfect touch!!

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  5. I love it, I book marked this post, the best compliment a blogger can get...Have fun at the party!

    Carol

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  6. That turned out great Vicki! I have been going through the posts I've missed... love your altered cabinet cards, her bday is going to be wonderful! You definitely have the touch! Have a great time... xoxoxoxox

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  7. Hi and thank you for the valuable hint. I have a question: do you completely cover the item with the second coat of Autumn Brown or just spray very lightly and is it all over the item?
    Thanks and if you can answer I will appreciate it very much. Have a wonderful time with MIL's birthday. You've put so much time, thought and planning into making it a day I think she'll remember fondly forever.
    Warm Regards,
    Susan Burns

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  8. Thank you SO MUCH Vicki Girl for this!! I, too, have my own "concoctions" for rusting things - but metal things....never dreamed you could do it to wood. LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  9. You are brilliant my dear. This is one fine rust technique without all the waiting for nature to cooperate. And it looks fabulous on wood that would never rust no matter how long we waited. Love your monogram with the flower.

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  10. To answer Susan's questions above, I did do slightly less Autumn Brown than I did Cinnamon. I actually was not too fond of the color when it was wet. I thought I had too much brown. I love the way it dried. I say spray lightly with the brown. You can always add more to achieve the desired color.

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  11. This is so cool, thanks for sharing the technique. LOVE it! I have a letter that needs changing out. xoxo Debra

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  12. Wow! What a wonderful idea ~ I'll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  13. Hey Vicki,
    Thanks so much for the tip! I'm going to have to try that! I can't wait to see it on the window.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  14. What a great tutorial. Love it!! Have a beautiful weekend and super party.

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  15. What a great post! Thanks for sharing your technique! I really need to get my hands on some spray paint! :)

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  16. Thanks for Sharing, I have that as Letter "Z" I think I will try it....

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  17. Thanks for sharing...this looks great!

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  18. Great idea Vickie! I may be trying this tip soon.

    Have a great weekend,
    Judy

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  19. Vickie, your M looks fantastic,- and what great products- I don`t think we can find that here in DK-- but I will take a look and a question ,here and there-----Thankyou for showing.
    Week-end hugs,Dorthe

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  20. This is so sweet!!!! I love the rusty look this has!!1 Wow What a cool idea!

    Hugs,

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  21. Ah-haaa...smart thinking, looks great! Laurel

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  22. How cool! The "M" looks great. Throwing this into my idea box! ;-)

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  23. Great idea, Vicki! You are so creative, girl! I just picked up some Autumn Brown because another blogger said it made her chicken wire look rusty. I plan on trying that out on the chicken wire I'll be putting inside my vintage tri-fold doors! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  24. Vicki,
    Girl, you know I love rust, now I can get it on whatever I want!! Thanks for the how to! The color looks great! It's definately going on my "to do" list!
    Rebecca

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  25. wow that's so Cool ...love the look
    * On one of my previous post I show a rooster and hen I painted Id love to mount them to look vintage this post of yours gives me inspiration
    KAT

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  26. Who knew??????
    What a great, easy way to change something up!
    xo
    lynn

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  27. You did a great job with this!!! I love how the color turned out.

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  28. Hi Vicki,
    Love your rusty technique, I'll be trying it!
    I am so glad I found your blog, I will be following! I wanted to comment on the question you posted on Karen Valentine's blog, I am Lucy's baby. If you are going to do a piece with Caromal Colours, and want it to be for outside use, you should use a poly finish. I use Minwax rub on poly. It will last through rain, sleet. and snow.
    I should know, living in MN!

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  29. Totally gorgeous, Vicki!! And a totally fabulous tutorial!!! I hope you're having a happy summer~
    XO
    Cindy

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  30. Wow! That is seriously great to know Vicki! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this past weekend! :-)
    Vanessa

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  31. Hope the party for your MIL was a big success...I'm sure the decorations were very lovely (and wonderfully rusty.)

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  32. Love how this turned out Vicki~ its so charming in it's rusty paint!! Thanks for sharing it at FNF this week! :)

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  33. LOVE this! I love rust but not always the real stuff so it's great to be able to do it instantly! Featured this as part of my link party wrap up so feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like !

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