We recently teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers of the Monthly DIY Challenge. The team creates amazing projects around a common theme or product and the projects go live the second Wednesday of every month on their individual blogs – so creative! Established in Fall 2014, the bloggers have tackled crates, pumpkins, wood slices, plumbing pieces (!!), clear ornaments and dozens of other DIY projects. This past April, they banded together to create their own unique projects with our Metal Effects Kits. Each kit comes in three patinas – Blue, Green and Rust – and contains all you need to create a patinated work of art. We loved each and every project the bloggers created and the surfaces varied greatly – wood, glass, tile, plastic, metal and more! Want to take a closer look? Let’s go!
Leigh Anne of Houseologie is so talented – and we loved seeing her rusty metal letters. Each galvanized letter cost her $1 and with the help of the Rust Patina Kit, they now they look like a million bucks!
Vicky and Amy are the dynamic duo behind the popular Canary Street Crafts blog. They shared their decorative pot makeover with the Blue Patina Kit – now it’s a beautiful garden planter! Amy says, “The best part is that we didn’t even use half of the paint, primer, and patina solution, so we can still do another project or two.” Gotta love that!
The creative Katie from Little House of Four used our Rust Patina Kit to ‘rustify’ a scroll wall hanging and make it look like the wrought iron had been outside for months – in a super pretty way, of course! Make sure you head to her blog to see the final results on the decor accent piece.
Bre from the Brepurposed blog is a talented maven with her own graphic design studio. She created these lovely DIY concrete planters with a rust patina with the help of our Rust Patina Kit. They’re a perfect blend of the rustic and the elegant.
Tile + Cork equals an amazing DIY project! Emily from Table and Hearth has great style and a coastal home to use her considerable design skills on. To create these beautiful coastal coasters, she patinated the tiles with our Green Patina Kit and then…well, you’ll just have to head to her post to see the complete how-to!
The innovative Kristi from Making it in the Mountains likes to incorporate archictectural details with character into her home’s design. Love it! She took a simple metal gate and gave it lots of texture and interest with the Rust Patina Kit. See her blog for more details on the rusty farmouse wall decor project.
Erin has a DIY Passion we love – plus her projects are always so amazing and informative. For this project, she decided to use the Blue Patina Kit on plastic Dollar Store bins and turn them into weathered metallic goodness. We told you she was amazing!
The artistic Tara from My Anything & Everything blog wanted to create a letter decor accent for her son’s rustic retro room and used our Rust Patina Kit. Isn’t it B-eautiful? (We couldn’t resist!) Head to her blog to learn how to create a rusty finished look on metal.
We know the name of Bre’s blog is Average but Inspired but we think she’s anything but average! For proof, look at her gorgeous rusty iron scrolled jewelry hanger created with the help of our Rust Patina Kit. Love!
New mom Nicole has quite a buzz going with her blog, The Inspired Hive, and we adore her warm and stylish projects. Her Green Patina Kit project, an 80’s brass lamp makeover, is now cozily nested in her living room’s play area. Be sure to see her DIY post for close-ups of the pretty patina finish!
Aren’t these projects incredible? We thought each one was so wonderful and that they deserved a blog feature! The Metal Effects Kits are available online at HomeDepot.com and will soon find their way to your local retailer. If you’d like to know more about the line itself, head to our Modern Masters website and visit the Metal Effects page – lots of great info there! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the patina projects by the DIY Monthly Challenge team and have found new bloggers to follow. Be sure to use the #MonthlyDIYChallenge hashtag to see all their project adventures, too! Of course, if you have Metal Effects projects of your own to share, tag them with #ModernMasters or #ModernMastersInspires – we’d love to see them. Happy Painting!