RUST-OLEUM CRAFTS

Old desk gets a Rust-Oleum makeover

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 wall ideas for a home

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.

 

Study ideas for young children

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.

 

 

Painted herb pots

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.

 

NeverWet Outdoor Fabric spray

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!

 

 

Rust-Oleum NeverWet

I have previously mentioned NeverWet, a unique water-repelling forumla that can be used on a wide range of materials. You can use the spray on leather, suede, most fabrics, as well as canvas.

 

Outdoor twister game for family fun!

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.

 

 

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Give rusty metal furniture a makeover

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

 

Have fun with Rust-Oleum

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!

 

Table gets Moroccan makeover

One of the ladies that attending a DIY Divas workshop brought along a small table in desperate need of a makeover. Dominque wanted the table to have a Moroccan feel to blend in with her planned new look.

 

Add some gold to your home

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.

 

Rhino inspired clock and memo board

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.

 

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Make your own outdoor waterproof fabric

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.

 

Revamp chipped and scratched garden pots

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.

Have fun with Rust-Oleum FlexiDip

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.

 

Revamp breakfast table and chairs with Rust-Oleum

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.

 

Revamp breakfast table and chairs with Rust-Oleum

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.

 

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Extreme protection from wet weather

Rust-Oleum have launched a revolutionary new surface protection - NeverWet. Available in a 2-step spray on product, the treatment causes water droplets to form on surfaces  including metal, wood, aluminium, concrete, canvas, most plastics and more.

 

Recycled bottles into vintage decor accessories

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!

 

Paint dining table and chairs with Rust-Oleum

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.

 

Restore a claw foot bathtub

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.

 

Biscuit tin turned into vintage sewing kit

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.

 

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Make a Lego coat hanger

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.

 

Add an element of warmth and texture to a home

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.

 

8 Colourful projects with Rust-Oleum

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.

 

DIY laptop stand or laptop lap tray

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.

 

Yoghurt cup drawer divider or organiser

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.

 

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Recycled plastic spoon Protea vases

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.

 

Can I paint on fabric? Yes you can!

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!

 

Gold-dipped bar stools

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.

 

Spray or paint your serviettes!

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.

Create polka dot kitchen canisters

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.

 

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