Time for some Lovely Indeed trivia! Anybody recognize this vintage postal scale? It might be tough to recognize with its new paint job in this gorgeous jade color, but in its past life the scale was part of our wedding! I found it at an estate sale and we used it in the candy buffet at our wedding reception. It’s been hidden away in storage since then and admittedly gathered a fair amount of dust and rust. I wanted to take it out to display but was bummed to find it in less-than-stellar shape, so I got rid of the rust and gave it a splash of color all at once.
- Rust-Oleum Stops Rust in Gloss Rich Jade (available at Home Depot)
- Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Rusty Metal Primer (available at Home Depot)
- any old, rusty metal item you’ve got!
- fine sandpaper
- painters tape
- an old rag
Make Time: 1 Hour (Plus Drying Time)
Step 1: Prep your metal. Clean off any dust and debris. Give any rusty spots a light sanding with fine sandpaper.
Step 2: Mask any areas that you don’t want painted with painter’s tape.
Step 3: Spray evenly with a coat of the Stops Rust Rusty Metal Primer. This will stop rust in its tracks and prevent it from eventually coming through the paint.
Step 4: Allow to dry and spray evenly with a coat of the Stops Rust spray paint. We recommend light, even coats, sprayed at approximately 8 inches away from your metal surface. Allow the paint to dry and repeat with additional coats until you reach your desired coverage.
Yay! I’m so glad to give this old piece a new life. I love having special pieces like this one on display in our home, and I love it even more when we can freshen them up with a new look. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do! If you have an old piece that needs an update, test out the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust and I think you’ll love it! (They’ve also got some really great new metallic finishes that are calling my name…) Show off your work on Instagram or Twitter and caption it with #inwiththeold and #stopsrust for a chance to win new colors and finishes for your next project plus a $100 gift card to the Rust-Oleum retailer of your choice. See stopsrust.com for rules. Happy making! xoxo
This post is sponsored by Rust-Oleum. All ideas and opinions are my very own. Thank you for being supportive of the brands who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!