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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