Saturday, February 18, 2012

Faux Rust

What the heck are these things?
Any ideas?
I will tell you but first come see what I did with them!

Here they are in all there ugly glory
(and I have more of these, that I need to
find a use for, about 30 more)
 I am into rust these days, so I got this faux rusting kit
it is just paint but hey it does a pretty good job.
After some sanding, it was paint time, looking better already.
 Next you put this glaze on, it is thin like milk
 Blot it off with a paper towel
 Let it drys fast and WA LA....

Now I have 4 faux rusted containers
 even the insides are done.  After KC drilled a couple holes to hang them with

We added them to our coat area, in the pantry, to hold small
items like leashes, gloves and what not......
Note: my walls are really mauve, but the flash washed them out 
 Here you can see mine, the ones for the other side will
be installed once I get some anchors for them
So, just what are these things, anyway?  They came from a 
telephone company,  they were covers for some of their equipment.   
NOTE:  My father in law tells me...
"They were used to protect the telephone switches from dust or being hit."

When they updated their system,

they were tossed on the trash heap, KC and his Dad knew 
there had to be a use for them, and I finally found one, 
just, what.......20 years later.   LOL.
I do have ideas for the others, one of these days.

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I love hearing from you.
Hugs and Gods Blessing always


Marydon said...

Well, Gail, I never would have thunk it, but they are gorgeous & what a nifty idea.

Have a lovely eve ~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Gail Sweetie...
What a great idea. Who would have thought. I love these wonderful storage pockets. At first I thought they looked like mailboxes, but then I saw no bottom.

Girl these are darn cute, and I can't thank you enough for sharing. Now if I could just find me some of these telephone company covers. I will have my eyes peeled. Gorgeous redecoration of them.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Chris said...

Hi Gail, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris