Lucky (and blessed as I am) I know of a fantastic company called Modern Masters. Yup..if you follow along with me on my blog or FaceBook page, you see me drop that name often. There's no denying my love affair I have for all things Modern Masters. The company & those behind that company are by far some of the best folks around (nope wasn't paid to say that...I just like good people & to surround myself with them)!!
Ok so moving on. I have been working on a trunk makeover for a very special little girl, and in keeping with the design I needed rusty old casters.
A little sneak peek at what I am working on....I even used the Modern Masters to take a new leather strap & make it look old & worn. Lots more to come on the blog about this trunk...there's a beautiful story to follow!
I didn't have said casters, but I knew I could get the look I wanted by using the Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Activator.
I purchased these casters brand new at Home Depot.
And, turned them into this....
How'd I do this... First thing I did was clean them good with some simple green. I used a small artist brush (flat) and a small foam brush. I used the primer and gave it 2 light coats. It dried really quick so by the time I was done with the last caster the first one was ready for the second coat.
Using the bronze oxidizing paint & the primer... I mixed a little of the primer in with some of the bronze oxidizing paint on a paper plate because I knew I wanted lots of rust.
I then worked with one caster at a time. Painting on my mixture with the flat artist brush over the entire caster, and then I sprayed the rust activator over the entire caster. I did this for each caster.
I let them dry for about 15 minutes (I cheated & used my hair dryer to speed up the drying time because I am impatient). I then found areas I wanted to see a little additional rust & spots I missed and dabbed some of the mixture on and sprayed with the activator again.
That was it!! So very easy to achieve such an amazing look!
I've had a ton of people ask me where they can buy Modern Masters. I always order mine, usually through Amazon using my Prime (did you see up above..I'm impatient :)). But, you can look on the Modern Masters website to see if there is a retailer near you.