I introduce to you what may be my favorite DIY Rustic Paint Finish yet. The Rusty Ol’ Chevy Finish. Rustic Paint finishes are popping up everywhere now. The shabby chic look has taken a whole new turn and now its the more shabby the more chic! Im not sure if you can get any more shabby and rustic than genuine rust in your rustic paint look. Its the perfect way to DIY Rustic Furniture, and you know I love a rustic blue paint finish.
When I came across this rather primitive, craftsman style desk I knew I wanted to play it up and have a little fun with it. A rustic painted look would be up next!
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I know its not a whole lot to look at, but a solid wood desk, with handles I would almost ALWAYS recommend replacing! BUT… I was inspired by this
Can we just say,.. ahmazing… I just love the mix of colors,.. you can actually find that and much more inspiration on my Pinterest Boards. I love to find amazing photos to reference and pull my rustic paint looks from… So I decided to take a deep blue-slightly more,.. well a lot more on the navy side, (I just couldn’t help it!) and I worked in some areas of oxidation and added in some rusty goodness… Check out Video 1 in this series! I teach the entire method in my Up Close and Painting Group which you can find out about HERE!
You can see how I layered in the colors,.. then the rusty effects and even some drippy old oxidation…
Those old wooden handles I normally would replace were perfect to take on the rustic paint and oxidation..
Then again at the feet… where the condensation would settle over time… the layers of blue fading back from the “sun”….
These photos honestly do it no justice!! So I guess that means you just have to create it for yourself! Remember if you ever want to walk through the process, you can join my members only group! We may be past this finish BUT its always available as am I to help walk you through! I have to say my students have had some amazing success! You can see what we are up to by going HERE and you can even sign up there. You can bet this finish will be covered in FULL! Until next time at That Sweet Tea Life!
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