A rusted corrugated metal fence serves as a backdrop to this dramatic fire pit. The rectangular pit has a rusted-metal look that provides stark contrast to the light-colored fence and patio while complementing its metal-fence backdrop.
Chances are you have some metal pieces in your home office and those pieces deserve a makeover. In addition to setting up a properly protected and ventilated space to work, you’ll want to do some prep on the surfaces you plan to paint, like remove the hardware or tape it off. Next, give the furniture a good scrub with an all-purpose cleaner and remove any rust with a fine grit sanding paper. Once the surface is clean and dust-free, prime it. Keep in mind some products are actually a primer + paint combination, so check this before you start. If you’re priming with a separate product, let it fully dry before you spray paint with color. Always use a light sweeping motion about 12 inches from the surface when painting. It’s better to do multiple light coats than one heavy coat that will cause drips. In other words, patience is key!
Eaves frame this home's view of the smartly landscaped backyard. Raised planters house trees and small plants that complement the landscaping, while the planters' rusted-metal look adds extra personality to the yard.
Using wash tape to mount metal clips is an intriguing and stylish twist on the traditional picture frame display. The rusted looking finish of these clips adds texture and a vintage feel to the postcard display.
For maximum visual interest, this outdoor water feature flows straight through a garden of flowerbeds. Where the stone basin complements the walkway to the right, the rusted metal path both naturally suits the greenery and adds warmth to the aesthetic.
This imaginative contemporary kitchen, designed by Rhonda Knoche, uses thin curved metal strips to accent the cabinets, door, even the kitchen island. Hints of rust red warm up the predominantly gray palatte.
Jen was determined to find a vintage stove to complete the kitchen's farmhouse concept. Luckily, family friends were opening an antiques store and had just what Jen needed.
Hatmaker Helper: Use water and crinkled aluminum foil to remove rust from metal.