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Sunday, September 9, 2012

For the love of rusty and crusty ~

I'm a little late to the party.
You know, the party of folks that know all about
creating patina and age on things!

Well, you saw that I bought these metal label looking things
at Michael's the other day and they tried to give them
a burnished metal look to them but I wanted a little rust and crust
to go along with that!

FIRST, I used an emery board and sanded the fronts of them,
just in case they had some kind of protective finish.
Then, I took a small plastic sour cream container that I'd washed up
and placed about 1/4 cup of bleach and 1/4 cup of vinegar inside.
STINKY!! Take this outside because it really will take your breath away.
I dropped the four metal frames inside and let them sit a few hours.

Using a plastic fork I fished them out and
placed them on a few layers of paper towels to dry overnight.
That's it!
Here's the transformation:


Here is the AFTER!

Pretty neat, huh??
Thank you so much sweet friends for telling me about this ~
I Googled it too and there were so many recipes
I just did the half and half thing.

Don't you love it when you get the result you were after???

No baby yet. Little Murray must be pretty comfortable...
his due date is today, September 9th though!
So we wait....
I promise to share news as soon as something happens!!

Wishing you a beautiful, peaceful Sunday precious friends,
hugs and love,


marie said...

Thanks for sharing this rusty tip Dawn...I have some of those metal things too! Can't wait to try this!!
Praying for a safe delivery....

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my word that is the coolest rust ever!! I keep trying different recipes and haven't ever had anything come out that good ~
I can't wait to see baby Murray!! It is hard to focus on anything when there is a baby in waiting :)

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH! I can't BELIEVE it is that easy to do that! Is that the coolest thing ever to get a rusty look, or what? Ingenious-even if somebody else did it before you...I'm giving you credit cuz I saw it here!;>)

You must be on pins and needles waiting on that baby boy! My dd's birthday is today and her hubby's is tomorrow. You know what that means? I have three littles here for the weekend-...oh yeah...xo Diana

Rhonda said...

Oh your metal frames turned out so nice!! Don't you love it. I know that combination is so stinky but it works like a charm!!

Fingers crossed on the baby!!

Jamie said...

Love this idea! Can't wait to try it! Jamie V in MT

Pat C. said...

I can't believe how gorgeous they turned out... truly perfect!

But everyone, please be careful!! Mixing bleach and vinegar is actually very dangerous, because the chemical reaction that results produces toxic fumes--similar to the reaction that occurs when bleach and ammonia are mixed (but I think that the latter is even more toxic).


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I was going to suggest vinegar on that post, Dawn, but not having tried it myself wasn't sure. They turned out great! Oh gosh, you are going to jump every time the phone rings!

Theresa said...

Beautiful results! Can't wait for your news when Murray arrives:) Have a blessed and HAPPY Sunday! HUGS!

Jann said...

Oh Dawn--this is awesome--thank you for sharing. I can't wait to try this!!!

Dorthe said...

That I have to try , my dear angel friend,Dawn-
I have tried, many different recipies, but never they did just the real thing!! This looks wonderfully rusty , thankyou for sharing.
Now it is late evening here, but I know you are maybe in the late afternoon ,now- so your day is still young, and there is still time for Murray to arrive today, I so hope that for his parents, and you, sweet Dawn.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Charlene said...

Oh I adore that photo you shared. Thanks for sharing it with us!!!! Soooooooooooo cute. I'd love to do a necklace with that image! Have a great week!

Vee said...

Oh they are perfect! How helpful bloggers are.

Murray is going to keep us all on pins and needles and I am keeping you all in prayer. He just doesn't know yet what a wonderful family he has waiting for him.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Wow! When I try "tried and true" techniques, they never seem to go my way. I will definitely try your rusty crusty recipe! =D

Littlefoot said...

They turned out great!! I have a few new metal objects that I'll have to try this on.
Can't wait to hear about baby Murray... keeping my fingers crossed for a safe and speedy delivery.

Eileen said...

These look great! I have tried lots of receipes too, and vinegar always is one of the best ingredients to use. I have tons of rusty pins and bells laying around now from playing with it. Adddictive for sure! Mix vinegar with steel wool and it makes new wood look old too....ENDLESS fun!
We are all patiently waiting for baby ♥

Mitzi said...

I like to find authentically rusty things when I can, but sometimes you need to give them a little help....thanks for posting this helpful recipe!

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

These look amazingly "OLD" and awesome :) I hope the baby has arrived and that everything is well xoxo

ByLightOfMoon said...

They turned out so AweSoMe Dawn!
Great work, you know how I love "rusty crusty"!
Smiles, Cyndi

Annette said...

what a wonderful idea and you are great for sharing with us.


Annette said...

Whoops guess the comment didn't stick, what a great idea of the rust many thanks for sharing it with us. Will certainly try this one. xo

Barbara Jean said...

They look great Dawn. You really should try the vinegar and salt. it is a lot less smelly....
Maybe next time.


Sheri Codner said...

vinegar + bleach = deadly chlorine gas


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