I love paint. There I’ve said it. I do think I have a little addiction to painting things, I love the sound of opening a new tin, the colour reveal when you lift the lid, testing it on different walls, trying out new techniques on furniture and playing with texture and effects. We often underestimate the effect that colour can have on us but it can truly make or break any room scheme.
In the last two years I’ve been lucky enough to work with Rust-Oleum paints on a number of projects. Incase you don’t know much about them, they’re an international paint company that just so happens to be manufactured about 3 miles from my house in North East England. They make furniture paint, chalkboard paint, spray paint, craft paint, neon paint, even glow in the dark paint. If you want to paint something they probably make a paint for it.
When they contacted me to work with them I was a little bit giddy to say the least! In the last 18 months I’ve made around 60 how-to videos for them and recently been asked to be a guest blogger on their all singing, all dancing new-ish website. I thought I’d share some of my featured posts so you can pop over and see how to make them yourself.
A LITTLE PIECE OF ART
This was created for a feature of DIY Christmas presents but it could easily be used throughout the year. Click here to find out how to make it.
CHALKBOARD MEAL PLANNER
Using left over MDF see how to create this here.
MARBLE TRINKET DISHES
Possibly my favourite upcycle so far. I loved making these, see how to make them here.
METALLIC PAINT VIDEO
I love experimenting with different effects and this is a great little video I made with Rust-Oleum on distressing using a wet distress method. Watch here.
FAUX STONE BUDDHA
This paint is amazing, it looks and feels like stone when finished. Watch the video here.
IKEA CHALKBOARD TABLE
I love a good IKEA hack and this is a great one. Watch here.
As well as a dedicated page on how to guides, I love reading the inspirational features and interviews with some great designers and upcyclers.
Anyway, I’d better get back to painting something, my hands are getting twitchy!
Disclaimer: I was contracted to write the How To posts as a guest blogger but not to write this particular post.
6 thoughts on “A little how-to round up with Rust-Oleum”
You have such a good eye for colours, I wish I had the creativity and time to recreate some of this ideas!
Ahh thanks Rachel. They’re all really easy so I’m sure you could recreate them, although I can’t find you any more hours in the day I’m afraid xx
MY paint inspiration! i love your use of colour!
Ahh thanks for reading! Paint is such a good way to introduce colour and so easy to change if you don’t like it. X
Your table top looked so even ……I can’t get a surface which is free from roller lines or paint lines ….,so frustrating. I have tried adding a little water ….rolling and overlapping and just going in any direction.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
HI Liz, my only tip for this is to really spread the paint out. A few thin coats with a very light sand in-between coats really helps to get a smooth finish. Brush or roll the paint as far as it will stretch and don’t try to cover all in one go. Hope this helps. x