Before starting on painting project, take a quick read through these top three tips designed to have you upcycle-ready in no time.
Flower pots, whether plastic, fibreglass or cement fibre, can be painted with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint and used to create colourful outdoor tables. Choose shallow pots for a low table, or tall pots for a higher table.
The festive season is upon us and Rust-Oleum offers ideas to
customise your mantel with gold spray paint.
Plastic chairs are an affordable way to add extra seating outdoors, but they become grubby over time. We show you how to spruce up those plastic garden chairs with a couple can of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.
Here's an easy way to dress up everyday crockery for a special occasion using Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint.
On Saturday the DIY Divas made a holder using a few pieces of SupaWood. The holder was finished off with Rust-Oleum stone spray.
Rust-Oleum supplied me with a selection of new products and 2X spray colours to try out. I decided to make some colourful plant pot bird houses for the garden. This is a busy corner and I'm sure the local wildlife will appreciate the new housing development!
This weekend I was looking for ideas for using aluminium cans that I collected. The final result was to make these recycled aluminium can succulents.
Add some colour to your patio furniture with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint and refresh your outdoor space.
Now you can use any of the Rust-Oleum 2X satin colours and turn any item into a chalkboard using Rust-Oleum Matte Finish spray.
If you are doing any painting projects this year, here's a great way to recycle plastic paint containers into comfortable stools. I made stools for outdoors, but you can make them for any room and particularly for a child's bedroom or playroom.
I made this bracelet hanger for all my bangles and bracelets. The design is very simple and I have provided different finishes in a wood tint or using Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint. It's great for a little princess, for your hubby, or for those of you who have a large selection of bangles and bracelets.
Don't let your craft room become a big mess of unravelled wrapping paper and ribbons. Here's a quick and affordable solution to all your gift wrapping woes. Follow this step-by-step to make a gift wrapping session that is more organised and stylish all year round!
Rust-Oleum's velvety-smooth ultra matte Chalked paint makes painting furniture easy. The ultra matte finish adds a luxury finish to previously painted or varnished furniture.
Left out in the trash, this bistro table and chair get a new life with Rust-Oleum gloss apple red and a vinyl tablecloth.
I found cheapie rugs at my local Builders Warehouse. The rug is 1.33 x 1.83m cost R240 and will be perfect for warming up the family room in winter. It's plain, but a couple of cans of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint add decorative detail and colour.
I was looking at an empty cupcake tray (after eating all the cupcakes... on my own) and thought it would make the perfect mould for small succulent planters.
Metallics, especially copper and bronze, are definitely 'in' this year, so why not grab a can or two of Rust-Oleum metallic spray paint and have some fun!
Copper decor is one of the hottest trends this year. We show you a stunning selection of copper pendant lights and show you how easy it is to make your own.
Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint is the most affordable and easiest way to turn mismatched accessories into the perfect complementary pieces for a little girl's bedroom.
After being given a tin of Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matt paint, I couldn't wait to transform this secondhand Oregon Pine dresser.
Here's a fun way to turn terracotta pots into stylish serving stands. All you need are some terracotta pots and Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint that you will find at your local Builders.
Here's a fun way to dress up a plain chest of drawers using colourful Spraymate chalkboard spray paint.
Forget about whiteboards and messy chalkboards... make this glass memo or menu board and spray the back of the glass with any Rust-Oleum colour to match you existing decor. To clean simply wipe the glass and write again!
These sisal bottle brush Christmas trees are actually quite easy to make and add whimsy to your Christmas decor. Make a selection of bottle brush Christmas trees for decor and to dress up your holiday table.
Here's how you can use pine offcuts to craft an educational toy for a young child. These colourful chalkboard blocks can be used in so many ways.
I have become a fan of KFC's kream balls and the plastic containers can easily be upcycled into plant holders for small herbs or succulents.
Rust-Oleum have launched Chalked, an ultra matte paint that quickly and easily covers dated furniture for an instant update.
One of the joys of collaborating with Rust-Oleum is that we get to try out the products before we recommend them to our readers.
I am revisiting a previous project using plastic cold drink bottles as party favour containers. In this project they are sprayed in vibrant colours with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.
These two children's chairs had broken seats, and the seats and backs were only 3mm hardboard and needed to be replaced. They were also covered with layer upon layer of paint, which wall full of runs. The backs and seats were removed and replaced and the chair frames sanded and sprayed with Rust-Oleum satin sweet pea and gloss berry pink.
Make these candle holders out of a couple of pieces of scrap pine and moulding and then paint using Rust-Oleum spray paint.
Have a little fun with Rust-Oleum 2X UltraCover spray paint and turn plain white baskets into colourful storage containers for a child's bedroom.
I wanted a small planter for outside on the patio and decided to go with a mosaic planter using mosaic tiles that match the upholstered cushions on the outdoor sofa.
The Rust-Oleum range of fluorescent spray paints are easy and fun and can add instant colour to decor accessories, walls and trim, and even furniture.
Rust-Oleum 2X spray paints are available in brilliant colours - both satin and gloss - and can add a splash of colour to ordinary projects, like these pretty birdhouses for mounting onto the wall.
Rust-Oleum NeverWet is an easy to use superhydrophobic (liquid repelling) spray that guards virtually any surface against corrosion and wear caused by exposure to moisture and the elements. NeverWet contains breakthrough technology that repels water, mud, ice and other liquids.
Inspired by a project that I saw on instructables, here's how to take all those action figures and turn them into a quirky table lamp for a boy's bedroom
This desk was a secondhand find that was given a Rust-Oleum makeover for a boy's bedroom. The desk cost R600 from a secondhand shop and I used two cans of Rust-Oleum 2X satin canyon black to spray paint
Chalkboard walls are still popping up in homes, and it's a fun way to add a unique feature wall or focal point to a room. You will find Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint - in a tin or spray can - at your local Builders Warehouse.
Rust-Oleum’s chalkboard paint makes almost any surface writeable, and you will find this product on special offer during January 2015 at your local Builders store.
I am trying to become more self-sufficient by growing my own. An arrangement of potted herbs always looks nice in the kitchen, especially if you have a long windowsill where they can be put on display.
This weekend I got to try out the spray and I am definitely impressed with how it repels water. I used it on my outdoor cushions with amazing results. Would I recommend it... absolutely!
Not sure how to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays? Grab some Rust-Oleum spray paint and paint up an outdoor Twister game.
emember the old steel patio chairs with a steel mesh seat? Rescued from a dumpster these two chairs were rusted A bit of scrubbing to remove the rust, an application of primer and paint, and you have a couple of beauties
At a cost of around R80 per tin you can paint almost anything with Rust-Oleum; from plastics to wood. Rust-Oleum is not your average spray paint and offers high coverage even with one coat, which means one can goes a long way!
We’ve all seen rustic tables made from tree stumps, but these tables are definitely not your usual stumps. Painted in Rust-Oleum Universal metallic - pure gold, now you can repurpose to add a touch of glitz to a living space. In fact, you can use Rust-Oleum Universal metallic spray paint to revamp almost any furniture for your home.
When CNA asked me to do a craft for the Rhino Inspired Competition, the first thing that came to mind was to make a wall clock. I already had some clock mechanism and hands left over from a previous DIY Divas workshop, might as well put them to good use. And thanks to CNA for sending over a box of goodies from their new range of craft products now instore.
Now that I have finished my outdoor patio sofa I want to upholster in a navy bull denim. The only problem is that bull denim isn't waterproof, or stainproof for that matter. I still have some Rust-Oleum Never Wet left over from my breakfast table project and decided to conduct a test to see if it would make fabric waterproof fabric.
Almost finished renovating my outdoor area and it's only furniture and accessories that still need to be made, sourced or revamped. I have plenty of garden containers and pots lying around, but most are chipped or scratched and desperately in need of TLC. To make a feature I used Rust-Oleum Universal oil-rubbed bronze spray paint to spruce up a couple of pots.
Now you can add even more creativity to your projects with Rust-Oleum's latest innovation: FlexiDip. A flexible, removable rubber coating, FlexiDip is designed to add appeal to your home decor and DIY projects, or to add comfort and grip. Apply and remove whenever you choose.
Rust-Oleum spray paints can be used indoors and outdoors. With the revamp going on at my place there are quite a few projects that can be done with Rust-Oleum, and giving Humphrey, my giant tortoise a new look is just one of them.
I am in the process of paving my outdoor area and want to set up a spot where we can sit outdoors on warm mornings and enjoy breakfast. Using cast-off plastic and steel chairs and a concrete pedestal table, everything was painted with Rust-Oleum spray products.
I have a habit of not throwing anything away until I have run out of options for upcycling. Glass bottles are one of my favourite and I have a cupboard full of bottles, containers and jars waiting to become projects. This time I dug out some old tequila bottles that have been lying around for 20 odd years!
Rust-Oleum spray paints offer a myriad of ways to transform old fashioned, secondhand or hand-me-down furniture. With just one can of Rust-Oleum you can turn a plain dining table set into modern piece that match the colours and style of your home. You will find the full range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse.
If you love the romantic style of a claw foot bathtub and are lucky enough to find one at a salvage yard or online, more often than not you will need to restore or paint the bathtub before installation. In this article we provide some tips on painting a rusty claw foot bathtub.
Turn a plain biscuit tin into a wonderful decor accessory or sewing kit using a few bits from your sewing box. This simple project shows how easily you can transform everyday items that would normally be thrown away into something useful.
This Lego block coat hanger is a colourful and fun way to encourage young children to hang up their clothes. It's made using a piece of pine and a large pine dowel that is glued together and sprayed with Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover in bold primary colours.
We have seen quite a bit of metallics used in home decor and this trend doesn't seem to be fading, as gold, silver and copper continues to show up on catwalks, and makes a feature in homes when used a wall tiles, textiles and decor accessories. You can easily add a touch of metallic to a home with the Rust-Oleum Universal range of metallic spray paints.
Rust-Oleum offers an excellent selection of spray painting products that come in an amazing range of colours. Satin, gloss or metallic, Rust-Oleum spray paint offers twice the coverage to make spray painting almost any object quick and easy. You will find the complete range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse.
This laptop stand or lap tray is perfect for anyone who finds themselves working in a situation where a table or desk isn't available. I made this laptop stand for my son, who is presently doing studies and either sits on his bed or couch. The laptop stand has holes that allow for air circulation, and even a slot for your iPad or smart phone.
Use yoghurt cups to make drawer dividers, craft and hobby storage containers, makeup or jewellery organisers. All you need is a tray of yoghurt cups, a glue gun and a can of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint to make nifty organisers that you can use for storage. Using yoghurt cups is an ideal way to recycle this plastic waste and put it to good use.
Give me any opportunity to use recycled materials for projects and I will definitely take on the challenge. After a recent Valentine's dinner, I received a grocery bag full of plastic spoons. I have had the idea of using spoons to make decorative vases for quite a while but wanted to combine this with my collection of saved glass jars, tins, plastic tubs and bottles.
Yes, depending on the type of fabric you can paint it. Cottons and natural fabrics are easy to paint on, as are some of the poly-cotton blends. Plus, you can use ordinary acrylic craft paints to paint colourful designs onto upholstered furniture, or to make your own trendy fabrics!
Grab a can of Rust-Oleum Universal in pure gold at your local Builders Warehouse and add a dash of glitz to boring bar stools. This quick and easy projects turns plain pine bar stools into colourful accessories - and you can colour match to your existing decor with a wide range of Rust-Oleum hues.
I have done a lot of things with spray paint, but making serviettes is definitely a first, although I have use spray paint for quite a few fabric projects. With a Rust-Oleum conference coming up I decided to show the many ways - other than the obvious - to use spray paint. The serviettes are cut from canvas drop cloth and the edges are frayed, although you can fold them and sew if you prefer a neater finish.
Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray has so many uses, but to tie in with our Colourful Kitchen article, I sprayed two glass jars (R39.99 at Mr Price Home) with chalkboard spray and added colourful designs with Bostik glass deco paints. Just one of the many ways to transform affordable decor accessories into unique pieces for any home.