Commenting on the launch of the free eBook, Rust-Oleum® marketing manager, Lani Carstens says that now more than ever children need positive input in their lives and some happy distraction.
Every little girl wants to have her own playhouse, but they don't always come in a choice of colours, so here's how you can use spray paint for a quick and easy makeover.
It is time to re-pot my Peace Lilies and I bought some new concrete pots and gave them a quick Rust-Oleum spray paint makeover.
Spray painting has become a fun and affordable way to transform so many items to make them look like new or give them an instant update, but don't risk overspray - rather make a spray painting booth.
Use Rust-Oleum Stone textured spray to create your own stunning stone-effect decor accessories to match your mood and your home.
It's so easy to give any piece of furniture and revamp with spray paint, and this pine drawer unit was given a brand new, glamorous makeover.
The festive season is one time where you can truly be creative, and this beautiful Christmas star is the perfect accessory for your Christmas home decor.
Tired of hum-drum neutrals? Grab a can or two of spray paint and some fabric and try these cool ideas for a colourful summer!
I have had quite a few queries on why a spray paint finish is sticky, so this post explains how to get the perfect spray paint finish.
There is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to chalk paint and I know of a more than few people that use this paint incorrectly than for what is what originally intended.
If your dining room is not very interesting, it doesn't take too much effort to give a dining table or dining chairs a new look with paint. Here are some colourful dining tables to inspire you.
Grab a can of Rust-Oleum 2X Coral and add a touch of Living Coral to a centrepiece for your dining table or a coffee table.
In this feature we show you how easy it is to add a statement feature with a barn door finished with Rust-Oleum Coral spray paint.
Spraymate has just launched Rose Gold as part of its colour range, and I used this to finish off my Valentine Heart Clock.
A pair of vintage steel chairs that are too pretty to toss out are given a new lease on life with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust spray paint.
It is so easy to stain pine or meranti in wood tints or colours to give it a finish that looks like anything but inexpensive wood!
Looking for a way to give your home a new look, or perhaps it's time to give grandmas hand-me-downs a modern touch - use these handy tips for upcycling furniture and more.
This affordable pine bed was finished with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Antique White.
This quick project shows how to make a cellphone stand that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift.
All it takes is a fresh coat of Rust-Oleum milk paint finish and some shiny, new hardware and voila! - you have transformed a tired, old, worn out desk into something new again.
Grab a can of your favourite spray paint and add a touch of gold to your decorating this Christmas.
Use old baking tins and lids, some Rust-Oleum spray paint and a roll of cork to give your home office a revamp.
Bravo spray paint provides an instant makeover for your home, and Builders have a special on the Bravo spray paint range.
Make a portable cooler box that is portable and that can even sit on. The cooler box is finished with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain and Polyurethane Sealer.
You can transform dated furniture in an hour with Rust-Oleum Milk Paint Finish and some new hardware.
Don't throw out your furniture - give pieces a new look with Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover spray paint in your choice of colour.
Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint offers an easy way to apply a smooth matt finish to bring new life to old furniture and accessories.
If you love using Rust-Oleum spray paint, try this crafty storage display and finish in your choice of Rust-Oleum 2X colour!
Rust-Oleum have just launched Milk Paint Finish locally and I made an easy stool bench to try out this product.
Give your home or patio a new look for spring with these crafty ways to decorate flower pots.
We received such a great response to our feature on painting floor tiles - see below - that we wanted to share this project for painting bathroom floor tiles with Rust-Oleum Chalked paint.
Here's an easy way to instantly transform rusty metal garden furniture with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust spray paint.
Win Rust-Oleum products to the value of R1000 as part of the Celebrating Women competition to mark the launch of Rust-Oleum's facebook page.
Paint is an easy way to transform old, dated or secondhand furniture and accessories, so here's how to give your home a new look for Spring!
If you're wanting to paint floor tiles but aren't sure how to proceed, see how a small tiled area is transformed using Rust-Oleum Chalked paint.
It has been some time since I installed the new bathroom vanity and I finally got round to making up the large framed mirror for the wall above the vanity basins.
I'm busy revamping my fridge to replace the door seal, spray the outside with Rust-Oleum Appliance Epoxy and fixing up cracked and broken plastic door inserts and bins.
The door seal on my refrigerator finally gave up, and after looking at the price for a new fridge, I decided to save money by replacing the seal and giving the refrigerator a makeover.
Around 10 years ago I installed a dual-flush toilet. The toilet seat for this model costs just under R500, and I've had to replace 4 times in this period. Instead of replacing, here's how to fix up cracks in a toilet seat.
After being given a tin of Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matt paint, I couldn't wait to transform this secondhand Oregon Pine dresser.
Cracks around wooden window and door frames are common enough and these need to be attended to as soon as possible if you want to prevent further problems.
Use Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint to revamp a scratched or damaged dining table at a fraction of what it would cost to replace. You will find the entire range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse store.
Chalk paint has become popular because it's the perfect paint to use when you are revamping or giving old furniture a makeover.
There are times when you want your DIY wood projects to have a natural matt finish. Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane is a water-based sealer that won't yellow, is a natural matt, and protects wood projects.
Here's a simple way to add colour to your patio and recycle. Grab a couple of cans of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in bold colours.
We might be heading into winter, but that doesn't mean our interiors can't be filled with colour.
With a can or two of Rust-Oleum 2X or Painter's Touch spray paint you can liven up your kitchen colour scheme.
Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint is an affordable way to paint furniture and there are easy ways to distress spray painted furniture if you want to create a vintage or shabby chic look. Here's how to spray paint and distress furniture.
Here's an easy and affordable way to use Rust-Oleum Universal metallic spray paint to update or add a metallic finish to furniture.
It's never been easier to add a bold dose of colour to a home. Simply grab a can of Rust-Oleum spray paint and shake-rattle-spray!
You don't have to buy new appliances to update your kitchen, simply apply Rust-Oleum Appliance Epoxy spray to give appliances a new look!
Enjoy this a fun way to recycle glass food jars and containers, or to use Mason jars, to make your own Valentine's decor and gifts.
Make a tea tray from scratch and give it a beautiful black and gold crackle finish with Spraymate Crackle.
Use Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Plus to create a unique festive crate for under the Christmas tree.
Add festive style to your Christmas decor with Rust-Oleum Glitter spray and foliage from the garden.
Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect is a unique decorative coating that transforms ordinary glass or clear acrylic into a reflective mirror finish.
Make your own Halloween-themed candy bowls with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.
If you're looking for product information on your favourite Rust-Oleum product available in South Africa, now you can pop onto the local website.
Rust-Oleum spray paint offers endless opportunities to update almost any type of furniture, but it's the ideal choice for giving wicker or cane indoor and outdoor furniture a new look.
Give dated furniture a new look for spring with Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte paint. The ultra matte chalk finish is easy to apply and looks stunning on any furniture.
With so many brands of spray paint on the shelf at your local hardware stores, it's hard to know which one is right for your project. Here are a few facts to note when next buying spray paint for your craft or DIY project.
With Rust-Oleum Aged Glaze and Smoked Glaze you can add a vintage touch to your Chalked chalk paint projects.
Giving furniture a makeover is one of the most self-satisfying projects you can do. Taking a droll piece of furniture and adding Rust-Oleum spray on colour is quick and easy - and affordable.
From the Spraymate stable comes Bravo spray paint - exclusive to Builders Warehouse and at a fraction of the price.
One of the most popular hues trending at the moment is copper - elegant, chic and bright. Rust-Oleum have a range of metallic spray paints that make it easy and affordable to add copper elements to a home.
Here's a way to buy a secondhand, steel filing cabinet and put this stylish storage unit to good use in your home office, or even for storage in the home.
Upcycle an old picture frame into a personal quote frame with a Rust-Oleum Leafing Pen, and add personality to your living space.
Transform dated furniture or makeover plain furniture with Rust-Oleum Bright Coat and mirrors.
Handy for a kitchen, home office or children's bedroom, this practical wall organiser is easy enough to make and includes a blackboard, pinboard, shelf and hanging storage.
Give any room in a home a touch of glam with Rust-Oleum Designer Metallic or Universal Metallic spray paints.
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!
After making the square tube steel frame for the side table using Connect-it adaptors, here's how I used Rust-Oleum Chalked spray paint to finish off the table top.
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.
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. 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.
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
Nancy - one of our DIY Divas - is busy decorating her daughter's bedroom and asked me to transform a plain, black Butler's tray using Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost finished renovating my outdoor area and it's only furniture and accessories that still need to be made, sourced or revamped. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 and add a dash of glitz to boring bar stools. This quick project turns 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.
Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray has so many uses, but to tie in with our Colourful Kitchen article, I sprayed two glass jars with chalkboard spray and added colourful designs. Just one of the many ways to transform affordable decor accessories into unique pieces for any home.