Paint a Faux Rust Finish

If your decor tastes run toward the rustic, then you probably appreciate the patina of rusted metal.  Want the look without having to wait for things to age?  Then try your hand at a little faux finishing!  Colleen from Just Paint It! gave theses items – found at the thrift store and dollar store – a rusty-looking finish using only a little paint.  Would you believe that the little tub you see there isn’t even metal?  It’s plastic, and it used to be neon green!  That’s one heckuva transformation.  What do you have around your house that would look nice with a bit of faux rust?  [how to paint a faux rust finish]

Project estimate:

  • Surface to paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paint, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  Free and up!