Do you love rust as much as I do? Well, if so you will enjoy this old wooden door piece transformed into a rust – rusty – rust-o-licious (faux) metal sign!
My hubby helped me cut the wooden door into sections. See, You + Me = Love for the blank pieces of wood.With a ruler and chalk I marked the center of the outside frame and added a few metal tacks.
I used acrylic paint in rust and grey tones to add several layers of paint.This is it looking a bit more rusty orange in color (above)…
Look at all the delicious layers of paint! ♥Okay, one more layer of light grey to the outside and a deeper grey/black color to the inside panel. What do you like better…more rusty orange or the grey/black look???I think I am like most creative types when it comes to finding a stopping point in projects. Something can always be added!However, I love the advice of Seth Godin, “The only purpose of starting is to finish, and while the projects we do are never really finished, they must ship.” 🙂
Other than adding the sentiment, it’s ready to ship!
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02/05/2016 @ 9:05 pm
I love how you added layers of paints and it seems real rust!! I can’t tell you which one I prefer, I like both!
02/06/2016 @ 6:31 pm
Thank you Pili for stopping by…so glad you liked it both ways. There is a giveaway on Instagram!
Love the stars you painted to look like metal…paint is amazing!:)
02/06/2016 @ 12:01 am
Michelle, this sign is awesome!! I like how you painted it to look rusty!! It looks great!!
02/06/2016 @ 6:52 pm
Thank you for taking the time to visit and for your words that always lift my spirit!! I am doing a giveaway on Instagram for this one (not sure if you are on there?), but I will have a blog giveaway next week! 🙂
02/06/2016 @ 2:50 am
I love rustic! And you did great, transforming it into such a used, rustic looking piece! Looks amazing!
02/06/2016 @ 6:56 pm
Thank you Katrin…glad you liked it!! I decided to do a Valentine giveaway on Instagram, if you would like to enter? 😀
02/07/2016 @ 7:29 pm
I love it you are so creative. I am amazed with your unique styles and ideas .
02/09/2016 @ 9:58 am
Thank you so much Wanda…your kindness always brightens my day! Glad to have you stop by…you are the sweetest!!!
Linda at Mixed Kreations
02/18/2016 @ 9:50 am
I love your sign! I really like the technique of layering the paint to make it look like rust. It looks amazing!
02/18/2016 @ 3:08 pm
Thank you so much Linda! I absolutely love the look of rust so I am having fun making some of my own!!! Love the rusty cans you made! 🙂
Mary - The Boondocks Blog
02/25/2016 @ 4:51 pm
Michelle, this is so pretty. I have to admit when I first started blogging I did not like all this rust at all. But in this one year, I have come to appreciate and find beauty in imperfection. That is, of course, the case with rust. The patina just shines through in this particular piece.
02/26/2016 @ 2:41 pm
Thanks Mary, you made my day!!!! I understand, I have friends that prefer new, but for some reason, I love the beauty of time showing through! 🙂