Introduce Metallic Touches with Spray Paint

I will always love Rust-Oleum spray paint simply because it is the best out there and there are many ways to use spray paint in the home.

Rust-Oleum Launches eBook To Keep Kids Crafting

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.

Quick Project: Makeover for Concrete Plant Pots

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.

Get Stoned with Rust-Oleum Stone Textured Spray

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.

Get Stoned with Rust-Oleum Stone Textured Spray

Use Rust-Oleum Stone textured spray to create your own stunning stone-effect decor accessories to match your mood and your home.

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Furniture Revamp with Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint

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.

Last Minute Decor: Rust-Oleum Christmas Star

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.

Cool Ideas for Patio Furniture

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!

Quick Tip: Why spray paint finish is sticky

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.

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Quick Project: Rust-Oleum Coral for a colourful Centrepiece

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.

Beautiful Barn Door in Coral

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.


Valentine Heart Clock with Spraymate Rose Gold

Spraymate has just launched Rose Gold as part of its colour range, and I used this to finish off my Valentine Heart Clock.


Vintage Chairs get a New Life with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust

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.

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Desk with Rust-Oleum Wood Stain

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!


Pine bed with Rust-Oleum Antique White wood stain

This affordable pine bed was finished with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Antique White.


Quick Project: 10-Minute Cellphone Stand

This quick project shows how to make a cellphone stand that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift.


Rust-Oleum Milk Paint Finish

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.

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Re-purpose old baking tins into cork pin boards

Use old baking tins and lids, some Rust-Oleum spray paint and a roll of cork to give your home office a revamp.


DIY practical cooler box finished with Rust-Oleum

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.


Dated Dresser gets a Makeover with Milk Paint Finish

You can transform dated furniture in an hour with Rust-Oleum Milk Paint Finish and some new hardware.

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Furniture makeover with Rust-Oleum

Don't throw out your furniture - give pieces a new look with Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover spray paint in your choice of colour.


Top Tips for using Chalked Paint

Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint offers an easy way to apply a smooth matt finish to bring new life to old furniture and accessories.


Add colour to your living room with this crafty storage display

If you love using Rust-Oleum spray paint, try this crafty storage display and finish in your choice of Rust-Oleum 2X colour!


Easy Bench finished with Rust-Oleum Milk Paint Finish

Rust-Oleum have just launched Milk Paint Finish locally and I made an easy stool bench to try out this product.

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Rust-Oleum Chalked paint for bathroom floor

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.


How to paint rusty metal garden furniture

Here's an easy way to instantly transform rusty metal garden furniture with Rust-Oleum Stops Rust spray paint.


Win with Rust-Oleum

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.

Spring makeover with Rust-Oleum

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!

How to paint floor tiles

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.

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Make a decorative framed mirror for bathroom

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.

Fixing plastic door inserts for fridge

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.

New look for refrigerator

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.

Repair expensive toilet seat

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.

Makeover with Rust-Oleum Chalked paint

After being given a tin of Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matt paint, I couldn't wait to transform this secondhand Oregon Pine dresser.

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Fix cracks around wooden windows and doors

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.

Revamp a scratched dining table with Rust-Oleum 2X

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.

Paint furniture with Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matte paint

Chalk paint has become popular because it's the perfect paint to use when you are revamping or giving old furniture a makeover.


Polyurethane Sealer with Matt Finish

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.


Add colour to your patio

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.

It's all about colour!

We might be heading into winter, but that doesn't mean our interiors can't be filled with colour.

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How to use spray paint

With a can or two of Rust-Oleum 2X or Painter's Touch spray paint you can liven up your kitchen colour scheme.

Distressed furniture with Rust-Oleum spray paint

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.

Update with metallic spray paint

Here's an easy and affordable way to use Rust-Oleum Universal metallic spray paint to update or add a metallic finish to furniture.


Quick Tip: Grab a can of colour

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!


Give appliances a makeover

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!

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Recycled glass jar crafts for Valentine's

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.


Tray with black & gold crackle finish

Make a tea tray from scratch and give it a beautiful black and gold crackle finish with Spraymate Crackle.


Christmas Crate

Use Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Plus to create a unique festive crate for under the Christmas tree. 


Rust-Oleum Glitter

Add festive style to your Christmas decor with Rust-Oleum Glitter spray and foliage from the garden.


Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect

Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect is a unique decorative coating that transforms ordinary glass or clear acrylic into a reflective mirror finish.

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Halloween candy bowls

Make your own Halloween-themed candy bowls with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.


New website for Rust-Oleum SA

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.

Update cane or wicker furniture

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.

A new look with chalk paint

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.

Which spray paint is the best brand?

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.

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Add a vintage effect to Chalked chalk paint

With Rust-Oleum Aged Glaze and Smoked Glaze you can add a vintage touch to your Chalked chalk paint projects.

Makeover a chest of drawers with Rust-Oleum spray paint

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.

Colour your world with Bravo

From the Spraymate stable comes Bravo spray paint - exclusive to Builders Warehouse and at a fraction of the price.

Spotlight on Copper

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.


Upcycle a steel filing cabinet

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.

Custom Quote Frame

Upcycle an old picture frame into a personal quote frame with a Rust-Oleum Leafing Pen, and add personality to your living space.

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Make a mirrored chest of drawers

Transform dated furniture or makeover plain furniture with Rust-Oleum Bright Coat and mirrors.

DIY Wall Organiser

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.

Metallic makeover

Give any room in a home a touch of glam with Rust-Oleum Designer Metallic or Universal Metallic spray paints.

Top 3 painting tips

Before starting on painting project, take a quick read through these top three tips designed to have you upcycle-ready in no time.

Easy flower pot tables

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.

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Festive mantelpiece with Rust-Oleum

The festive season is upon us and Rust-Oleum offers ideas to customise your mantel with gold spray paint.

Spruce up garden chairs with Rust-Oleum

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.

Add bling to everyday crockery

Here's an easy way to dress up everyday crockery for a special occasion using Rust-Oleum Metallic spray paint.

Easy DIY holder for various uses

On Saturday the DIY Divas made a holder using a few pieces of SupaWood. The holder was finished off with Rust-Oleum stone spray.

Colourful plant pot bird houses

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!

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Rust-Oleum Chalked tabletop

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.


Recycled can succulents

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.

Quick Project: Colourful patio furniture

Add some colour to your patio furniture with Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint and refresh your outdoor space.

Turn any surface into a chalkboard

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.

Recycled paint container stools

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.

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Bracelet and bangle hanger

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.

Practical gift wrapping station

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!

Paint a cabinet with Rust-Oleum Chalked paint

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.


Rust-Oleum sprayed carpet

Left out in the trash, this bistro table and chair get a new life with Rust-Oleum gloss apple red and a vinyl tablecloth.


Rust-Oleum sprayed carpet

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.

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Cupcake concrete planters

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.


Wonderful ways to use metallic spray paint

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!


Make your own copper-look pendant light

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.


Makeover mismatched accessories

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.

Makeover with Rust-Oleum Chalked paint

After being given a tin of Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matt paint, I couldn't wait to transform this secondhand Oregon Pine dresser.

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Terracotta pot serving stand

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.

Dress up chest of drawers

Here's a fun way to dress up a plain chest of drawers using colourful Spraymate chalkboard spray paint.


Glass memo board

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!

Make a sisal bottle brush Christmas tree

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.

Educational blocks with chalkboard spray paint

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.

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Recycled plastic herb pots

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.

New Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matte paint

Rust-Oleum have launched Chalked, an ultra matte paint that quickly and easily covers dated furniture for an instant update.

So many ways to use Rust-Oleum spray paint

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.

Plastic bottle party favour containers

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.

Sand sensibly and save time and money

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.

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Faux vintage candle holders

Make these candle holders out of a couple of pieces of scrap pine and moulding and then paint using Rust-Oleum spray paint.

Colourful storage basket

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.

Mosaic planter or water feature

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.

Fluorescent hues for vivid colour

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.

Pretty birdhouses with Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover

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.

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NeverWet Multi-Treatment and Outdoor Fabric spray

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.

Action figurine table lamp

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

Transform butler's tray with Rust-Oleum 2X

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 

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.

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.

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. 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.

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Recycled plastic spoon Protea vases

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 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.

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.

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 with chalkboard spray and added colourful designs. Just one of the many ways to transform affordable decor accessories into unique pieces for any home.

Rolled tube wine bottle holder

If you feel that weaving with rolled newspaper to make baskets might be too much for you, in this project you roll newspaper tubes to create an attractive wine bottle holder - and it won't cost anything other than a few supplies that you probably already have.

Colourful newspaper baskets

I have spent hours looking for projects on rolled newspaper and have discovered so many easy ways to use rolled newspaper to make baskets in various shapes and sizes. I like this newspaper basket project because of the colours the basket were painted - and it's so easy!

Weaving newspaper storage baskets

I have just discovered how easy it is to weave a basket using newspaper! It's so simple to roll paper tubes out of newspaper and then weave the tubes into a basket.

Create a chalkboard calendar

Whether you have one in your home office, in the kitchen (on the back of a door), or in a children's bedroom, a chalkboard wall calendar allows you to keep track of important events, celebrations and things to do.

Portable lazy susan rotating turntable

This portable lazy susan rotating turntable can be placed on a dining table or on a buffet for easy access to a variety of snacks. If you are setting up a table for entertaining, make this quick and easy lazy susan turntable out of a stainless steel tray.

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Make a decorative peg wreath

Who would have thought that boring household pegs could be transformed into something so charming. Grab some pegs, Rust-Oleum 2X hunter green spray paint and a few decorative supplies.

Add a touch of sparkle to accent furniture

If you really want to make your accent furniture stand out and shine, then you need to add a touch of sparkle. Metallic finishes have been trendy for some time, and indications are that they will continue to be popular. B

PVC pipe festive decor

Not everyone wants to put up a traditional Christmas tree with all the trimmings, especially if you have a home full of children and pets! This year there are plenty of ideas for alternative Christmas trees that look just as gorgeous - and they take up less space and are safer.

Make your own curtain tiebacks

Love the idea of making my own curtain tiebacks with items that can be found at your local Builders Warehouse - and that won't cost much either. These curtain tiebacks are made using hardware, copper pipe and rope.

A dining room suite goes gloss!

While painted wood is not everyone's cup of tea, where hand-me-down furniture just doesn't fit in with your decor, a can or two of Rust-Oleum spray paint can totally transform and revamp a dining suite in a weekend.

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Book caddy or shelf

This book caddy retail at around R1200 if you had to buy them ready made. Make your own and it will cost you nothing if you use any offcuts lying around, or R600 for a sheet of 16mm SupaWood and you can then make 3 or 4 units from one sheet.

Rust-Oleum for hardware, handles and knobs

Replacing hardware, handles and knobs is a reasonable easy project, but can also be an expensive one. Instead of replacing bathroom fittings, knobs and handles - use Rust-Oleum Universal or Metallic effect spray paint to give hardware an affordable and instant makeover.

Lace and spray paint for furniture

Some years back I posted an article on using lace and spray paint to dress up a cabinet. This technique has resurfaced and there are beautiful examples of lace spray painted furniture. It's an easy way to dress up a dated piece and put a new twist on old furniture.

Revamp secondhand bargains

Browsing for bargains on sites such as Gumtree, OLX and Bid or Buy and other online auction sites, is fun - and you are bound to pick up a great buy sooner or later. Being able to revamp secondhand bargains is easy with a can or two of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.

Paint dipped effect with Rust-Oleum spray paint

Using a can of Rust-Oleum 2X satin blossom white and a can of Rust-Oleum Universal pure gold, I sprayed the stool for my bedroom.

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Distressed furniture with Rust-Oleum spray paint

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.

Spray hinges, handles, knobs and hardware

Because we have limited options when it comes to hardware - particularly hinges - for DIY furniture projects, it's sometimes necessary to make a plan and paint hinges to match the look or style of a piece being made.

Revamp garden or patio furniture

If you're a fan of Home-Dzine, you know how much I love using Rust-Oleum spray paint in and around the home. It's the most amazing spray paint ever and can be used on so many surfaces to instantly transform or add colour.

How to spray paint like a pro

Being able to spray paint properly allows you transform a wide range of objects, from decor accessories to furniture. Secondhand finds and dated or drab furniture can easily and affordably become favourite pieces simply with a coat or two of Rust-Oleum spray paint.

Restore steel garden furniture

It's officially spring, which means spending more time outdoors.... yah! But if your steel garden furniture is an eyesore, it's time to grab your Dremel Multitool and sanding ring, as well as a can of Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint.

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Make a PVC pipe laptop stand

Here's an inexpensive and fun way to make a laptop stand using PVC plumbing pipe that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse. If you prefer a more industrial look, use copper pipe as an alternative.

Great uses for Rust-Oleum spray paint

Pop into your local Builders Warehouse for a can or two of  Rust-Oleum spray paint in your favourite colours and get creative. Here are some great ideas for using Rust-Oleum spray paint for projects in and around the home.

Secondhand dresser revamp

Buying secondhand furniture is a great way to find those old pieces that you can work magic with. A little sanding and touch up here and there, a coat of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint, and you have a beautifully revamped piece of furniture for your home.

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Makeover garden furniture with Rust-Oleum

Give me half a chance and I will talk for hours on the joy of using Rust-Oleum spray paints for projects in and around the home. There simply is no spray paint that comes close to Rust-Oleum, and their range of products is amazing.

Dress up plain glasses with Rust-Oleum

If you are planning a party or special event and want to add a dash of glam, then these gold painted drinking glasses are just the thing. Grab a can of Rust-Oleum Universal metallic in pure gold, and a Rust-Oleum gold leaf paint pen.

Paint wicker furniture

Whether you already own wicker furniture that needs a makeover, or you discover secondhand wicker furniture, Rust-Oleum spray paint allows you an easy and affordable way to update and transform wicker furniture and accessories.

Dandelion triptych

I have been wanting to make a dandelion triptych for ages and a recent experiment using relief paint and aluminium foil to make a picture frame got me to thinking about the perfect idea.

Make your own embellished letters

Take a look around your home and you are bound to come across odd pieces of broken jewellery, single earrings, buttons and other items that you can use to create your own embellished letters. It's so easy...

Renew old furniture with Rust-Oleum

Rust-Oleum UltraCover 2X spray paint is not your regular spray paint. Rust-Oleum takes the pain out of painting and is a cost effective way of creatively renovating a wide variety of objects to decorate and refresh a bedroom for a little girl.

Make a console table with faux lacquer finish

I have had a lot of compliments on the console table since making the project earlier this year. The Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X spray finish is gloss apple red, but the high-gloss shine looks like a lacquer finish and it what makes all the difference to this project.

So many ways to use Rust-Oleum spray paint

You know I love Rust-Oleum spray paint. I have used it for so many projects here on Home-Dzine. Rust-Oleum is not your average spray paint, far from it, and you need to grab a can or two from your local Builders Warehouse to give it at try and see for yourself. .

Make your own party favour containers

At a DIY Divas workshop yesterday one of the ladies mentioned how to make party favours using a plastic bottle. Not quite understanding what she meant, I experimented with different ways and lo and behold, you can make fantastic party favour containers. Here's how...

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Rust-Oleum Universal metallics

Add a soft, elegant metallic finish to wood, metal, plaster, masonry, ceramic or wicker. The durable formula provides lasting luster when applied to surfaces and provides a gilded effect to mirror and picture frames, decor accessories, and even architectural details.

Candy stand from repurposed plastic bottles

I have no idea where the inspiration for this candy stand came from... It would be perfect for a party table or special occasion, and could be used to display sweets or snacks.

Plastic bottles as plant pots

My latest endeavor to repurpose plastic bottles uses juice bottles - the square type - but you can use any size or shape of plastic bottles for this project. In fact, the more varied your plant containers - the nicer the overall effect when they are all placed together.

Air-dry clay decorative birds

Here’s another crafty project that uses air-dry clay. Make these contemporary guinea fowl figurines for a unique display. If birds aren’t your thing, you can use air-dry clay to make almost any creature or shape.

Easy art with Rust-Oleum Universal - pure gold

Here's an easy way to make your own art with Rust-Oleum Universal - pure gold - spray paint and canvas frames. Repurpose old canvas art and transform them using masking tape and Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint in pure gold.

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Spray paint my kitchen blinds

I have plastic blinds in my kitchen. They're great because they are easy to keep clean. But over time they do become dull and grungy and rather than replace them I decided to see how they would look with some spray paint.

Make unique frosted glass candleholders

I found a great idea to enhance your tablescape without breaking the bank? A little paint, plus fancy frosted glass finish and ta da, you have a perfectly personalized glass jars for a candle, flower arrangement or anything your heart desires.

Spray paint a design on rugs or carpeting

You just have to love how people are becoming so creative with Rust-Oleum spray paint - even I have been discovering how versatile this spray paint can be on fabrics and carpeting.

Revamp plastic and metal chairs

I have had a couple of plastic chairs hanging around the garden for about a year. I painted both chairs with Rust-Oleum Protective Gloss Enamel spray, which gives them a high gloss finish and also protects from future rust, even though they will still be kept outdoors.

Spray paint on fabric

While making the garden table, I also spray painted a couple of old plastic chairs that were stuck in a corner of the garden and also decided to add some colourful cushions. Since I wasn't able to buy chevron fabric, I made my own !

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Create art with Rust-Oleum spray paint

Having previously tried my hand using an artist's spray gun, I found it fun to grab a couple of cans of Rust-Oleum for my 3-seasons apple tree art. This art signifies spring, summer and autumn. I would have added winter but didn't have enough room on the wall!

Upcycled coastal style decor

I am busy putting together a project booklet for Rust-Oleum that shows a variety of ways to use the many Rust-Oleum products. The coastal-style decor project came out really well and I thought I would share a few elements with you.

Make a clay candleholder

Das or Jovi clay is for me the easiest clay to work with. You don't need to bake this clay, simply leave in the sun for a few hours until it's dry and then you can paint it with Rust-Oleum 2X gloss white or cream.

Frosted glass with tree design

I am busy preparing for the workshops for Grand Designs Live. One of the workshops will be to look at different ways to make picture frames and I wanted a nice framed project to show everyone.

Rust-Oleum product range

If you haven't yet tried Rust-Oleum spray products, be prepared to be amazed! These are not your average spray paints where you need to apply coat, after coat, after coat of paint for a decent result - one or two light coats are more than enough to cover.

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Dishwasher gets a Rust-Oleum makeover

Here's a reader project that shows you how easy it is to use Rust-Oleum spray paint to give appliances a makeover.

Upcycle dated decor accessories

We're putting more importance on recycling, upcycling, reusing and repurpose household items and accessories rather than throwing out and buying new.

Glow in the dark jars

They may not be bright enough to light up a room, but these glow-in-the-dark glass jars will certainly create an unusual feature. Try them as a centrepiece for an evening meal with friends - they are sure to get conversation flowing!

Furniture makeover with chalkboard paint

Chalkboard paint shed its dusty classroom reputation ages ago, suddenly making an appearance on walls in all the best homes as people discovered various ways to use Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint in different ways.

How to make a sophisticated chalkboard

Transform a chalkboard into a sophisticated gilt frame for mounting in a dining room. Write a thoughtful greeting for holiday guests, or use it to announce the dinner menu or evening's festivities.

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Easy way to etch glassware

Frosted glass spray is an easy way to apply frosted or faux etch effects to glass - all types of glass. Use on drinking glasses, candle holders, kitchen cabinet doors, sliding patio doors and more...

Laundry chalkboard

Add a framed chalkboard to your laundry and chalk up your shopping list. A rather cheap, plastic picture frame is transformed into a practical chalkboard.

Make a table lamp from a wine bottle

Wine bottles make lovely table lamps and won't cost you an arm and a leg. All you need is a decorative shade and a few accessories to finish it off.

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Revamp furniture

Transforming four cheap chairs into a kaleidoscope of colour is easy with a few cans of Rust-Oleum 2X Painters Touch spray paint.

Wicker table revamp

Colette Molenaar, our DIY Diva in Port Elizabeth, recently revamped an old wicker table. The result is stunning - and all it cost was a couple of cans of Rust-Oleum 2X Painters Touch.

Distressed ivory makeover

We recently moved into a new house – this little table was left in an out building by the previous owners. What a perfect candidate for a bit of Rust-Oleum Distressed Ivory.

New look for tin trunk

Colette Molenaar shows us how she gave an old tin trunk a makeover with Rust-Oleum Classic Leather kit.

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Metallic flower pots

When most people think of indoor plants they think ferns and ficus, but potting up painted flower pots with different varieties of grass has become a very popular trend.

Give my braai a makeover

The average South African braai has to be ready for anything - at any time! Because we love a good braai, in winter or summer. Grab a can of Rust-Oleum High Heat spray and give your braai a makeover.

Transform dated garden furniture

Patio furniture looking dull and dated? Think twice before you toss them out... It's easy to transform them and make them look better than new. All you need is a little imagination and a few cans of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint.

Use Rust-Oleum spray paint in so many ways

Discover how easy it is to upcycle dated items with a can or two of Rust-Oleum spray !

Chalk board ideas

Use Rust-Oleum Chalk Board paint in more than one way to add practical decor elements to your home.

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Faux antique frame

Make an antique frame that looks stunning around a mirror or picture and won’t cost a fortune. We use polystyrene crown moulding strips for a mirror frame that has plenty of detail and a light enough to mount anywhere.

Get crafty with chalk board paint

Add something different to your table with the chalk board projects.

Sand effects

Use Rust-Oleum sandstone spray to dress up a boring cabinet with a beach theme.

Spray paint a tablecloth

A stencil and Rust-Oleum spray paint are all you need to create your own decorative tablecloths

Rust-Oleum spray for vinyl

To find out just how good rust-oleum spray for vinyl really is - I sprayed my boots.

Two years on and they still look good !

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Transform dated wood or aluminium blinds

The most dramatic change I've ever made with spray paint is when I decided to spray paint our blinds in our living room. 

Metallic sunburst mirror

Using a few everyday kitchen accessories, Rust-Oleum metallic spray and a round mirror you can easily create a stunning sunburst mirror for your bedroom or bathroom.

Rust-Oleum Vintage Leather kit

We used three different Rust-Oleum paint technique kits to give decor accessories a completely new look. In this project we use Rust-Oleum Classic Leather Kit on an old steel trunk.

Rust-Oleum Antique Copper kit

The kit comes complete with everything you need for the project other than a dropcloth, a damp cloth and something to paint!

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Rust-Oleum Crackle Creations

An old plastic clock gets a new look with Rust-Oleum Crackle Creations.

Spray paint on cushions

You can easily make your own cushions in colours and designs to suit your decor. All you need for this project is cotton fabric, cushion inner, paper, self-adhesive spray and Rust-Oleum Painters Touch.

Makeover with Rust-Oleum

Makeover an old table lamp with paint and a funky design to match your decor.

How to paint over melamine

Transform plain melamine or pine furniture with Rust-Oleum Paint Pens. Quick, easy and affordable.

Chalk board paint

Chalkboard paint is most commonly available in green and black, but you can even get it in blue, pink, purple, and other colours. In kids’ bedrooms, a chalkboard wall can provide hours of entertainment.

Restore wrought iron

Minor rust repairs, spot priming and coats of paint can disguise small defects, but corrosion under layers of paint can require serious repair with an angle grinder.

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