Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Romance with Rust

One of the purest forms of accidental beauty results from the harmonious union of metal and nature, the consequence being nothing more than perfection of timeless elegance. Rust. Loathed by many, it has achieved its prominence of "accessory" status in the decorating world with a flare of romantic essence. Add the flicker of candlelight and the sparkle of a glass of wine...well, need we say more? A caution, though, REAL rust cannot be enjoyed indoors without some safety precautions. First, thoroughly scrub the piece with a bristle brush and soapy water. This will remove embedded dirt and loose flakes. Let dry completely. Second, give the piece a few solid coats of polyurethane. The spray poly in a Satin finish is our treatment of choice. Now that your new favorite accessory is home-ready, find a clever way to display it. Here we've accessorized a serene bistro nook by adding several touches of RUST, in combination with the glimmer of candlelight and some unexpected surprises. Come. Sit. Have a glass of wine.
For those of you who just aren't comfortable bringing the real Rust into your home, or just can't wait for Mother Nature to complete the process, there are some fabulous paint treatment products on the market that will enable you to "rust" just about anything.


RUST. The New Black.JunkFest


Now...if you LOVE this post...head on over to Season 1 on "So You Think You Can Decorate" and VOTE!! Can't wait to hear from you!!





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18 comments:

  1. "RUST. The new black." Love it!! You put together a great mix of pieces. Now, please pass me a glass of wine!! :)

    Amy

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  2. Okay, you had me at the opening of your post....it was so poetic. But then you added "Rust. The new Black." I love it. You even had a touch of education with the "Rust Primer" (sorry bad pun).I will go give you a vote. Do I get a glass of wine now?

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  3. OH MY, my kind of accessory! Great photos. Beautiful Rust!

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  4. Wow, wonderful! I am adoring those candles in that lovely rusty birdcage. :) ( you know MY number!) Incredible vignette, to just sit and enjoy. Loved your info on how to make rust safe too.

    Great entry!
    Donna
    http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm love love loving the rusty bird cage with candles and the sweet place to chill and relax.

    Great post with great tips and ideas.

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  6. I love all things rusty and crusty! You have a lovely rusty vignette!

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  7. Absolutely, totally rustalicious!

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  8. Just voted for you guys! Ssshhhh...yours was the best!

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  9. That bird cage and mirror are gorgeous pieces. Very chic rust!

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  10. Great entry into the contest. Love the written words, instructions and and overall entry. Great job.
    Gretchen

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  11. I love it. . . . We Lust Rust. . . . Rust, the New Black. . . . great post, you've got my vote! votes. .( I have 2 computers. .)

    Beth

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  12. lol I've always been partial to rust over black! Looks lovely.
    Allison

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  13. Wow, I have never heard anyone so eloquently describe the shabby lovers' obsession with rust. Yes! It is a result of nature leaving its mark. I love that!

    Diane

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  14. Great post for week 1. Everything pulled together looks fabulous. I'm wondering about your clock though. Did you make it, purchase it, what's it made out of, etc. I love it!

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  15. I agree with the above comments. You are definitely waxing eloquently about rust (rusting eloquently?) Rust on!

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  16. I am majorly coveting that bird cage!! So beautiful. And I love the candles in it. Great idea!

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  17. I am officially on a mission to find a rusty bird cage! Thanks so much for the inspiration. You make rust look so elegant!

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  18. I just "escaped" in the beauty of all your stuff! I just looked through ALL the posts on you blog! I just kept clicking older posts...augh...BEAUTIFUL!
    ~Bridgette from all thingz related

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