Do you have big plans for the weekend?
I did take the time to put together a quick vignette to show you my recent win and
the bucket that refused to rust.
These adorable napkins and dish cloth were a win from Suzan @ Simply Vintageous.
If you are not familiar with Suzan’s blog you must stop by. Not only is she the best
at transforming furniture but her blog is guaranteed to make you giggle.
These wonderful napkins and dish cloth were donated for Suzan’s giveaway
other wonderful hand crafted items.
Most of you are busy decorating for Fall and I love seeing all the pretty vignettes. The
temperatures here in central Florida are still in the mid nineties so I feel kinda silly
bringing out the pumpkins yet. For now I’ll stick with the coral.
Debbie @ Confessions Of A Plate Addict recently did a post about several galvanized
pieces she found at Walmart. When she showed this frenchy olive bucket I knew I was
headed to Walmart.
The Olive Bucket looked way too new so I decided it needed some rust. I read
about a formula of vinegar, peroxide and salt that was suppose to bubble up and
instantly rust metal.
First, I used steel wool on the areas I wanted this magical rust to appear.
Three coats later there was no sign of this working. Thinking there was still
a protective coating on the piece I took a medium sandpaper and went over
the areas. Again, nothing happened. Frustrated with the whole process I
attacked the piece with coarse sandpaper and sprayed five more times. If you
look closely there is the tiniest bit of rust around the top and bottom rim. Not
what I had hoped for, but it will have to do for now.
Of course dad thought I had lost my mind. He said he has seen lots of people
trying to get rust off, but never anyone trying to add it to a piece. He tells me
all the time that I have the strangest decorating taste. He likes fine antiques and
I love rusty old buckets!
Giveaway is now closed.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.
The Dedicated House
The Dedicated House