First attempt at making rust...

April 6th, 2009 in member junk     
grannijo grannijo, member
2 users recommend

this was a green towel hanger from dollar general
this was from a thrift store and was also green
this was a green towel hanger from dollar general

this was a green towel hanger from dollar general


I painted both items white and then used cinnamon as the rust...works pretty cool....this is my first attempt and I will try again!...sharon


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, centerpiece, cottage, garden, white, bedroom, dining room, bathroom, game room

Comments (9)

SantaClaus writes: What ever made you think of using cinnamon? Posted: 6:51 am on June 8th
grannijo writes: Gretchen: I used my fingers in a small bowl to put the cinnamon on the damp paint..you could use a small brush too...it was fun doing it!..I will try something else soon...I love rusty looking things..sharon Posted: 6:53 pm on April 14th
MimiToria writes: The coat rack turned out so awesome. Looks like rust. I just saw this on a forum and had never heard of it before. I had my doubts, but after seeing your results, I'm now convinced. The poly idea is a great idea.
Can you give any details on how you did it? Did you wet the cinnamon, or how did you get it to stick? Or did you put the cinnamon on wet paint? Thanks!
Gretchen Posted: 2:02 pm on April 13th
irishrovr writes:
These have a very shabby chic/rusty style to them. I like the "soft" way they look.

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/
Posted: 2:44 pm on April 11th
georgiamoon writes: hmmm, great idea with the cinnamon...probably smells as good as it looks, Georgia Posted: 7:18 pm on April 8th
suewhitney writes: Great idea and thanks for sharing your solution. Cinnamon..who would have thunk it?!! Oops, you did. Very clever!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:06 am on April 8th
monakent writes: Who would have thought of "spicing" up a towel hanger by using cinnamon??? What a wonderful idea. I may have to try this myself sometime. It looks good - like real rust. What did you put over it to seal the piece? Did the cinnamon run at all or did it stay put as you sealed the hanger? Thanks for sharing your great idea with us. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 6:29 pm on April 7th
grannijo writes: I haven't put a coat of anything on it yet...good idea! ....sharon Posted: 5:23 pm on April 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Thanks for providing a rust solution. Did you then coat it with poly?

Take care,
Candy Posted: 1:44 pm on April 7th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.