A golden Easter display

I recently received two free products from Rust-oleum to review. I’ve already blogged about using their dry wipe paint to upcycle an old pinboard into a whiteboard and now I’m going to tell you what I did with their metallic gold paint.

Rust-oleum metallic gold paint

This was a product that I had originally expected to receive last year, although in spray format. And I had collected some pine cones last autumn ready to use in making Christmas decorations. So instead I decided to still paint the pine cones gold and use them in an Easter display for now. Then nearer Christmas time, I will convert them into decorations as originally planned.

Easter pine cone display

This was a lot simpler to use than the dry wipe paint, as I just needed to give it a quick stir after opening the tin to blend it, and then I was ready to start. I used a small brush but even so, a pine cone is quite fiddly to paint and would probably have looked a lot better with a spray paint. Perhaps I should have kept an old lamp that I recently gave away. With a new shade, it would have looked very nice painted gold.

Pine cones painted with Rust-oleum gold paint

Pine cone painted with Rust-oleum gold paint

It recommended leaving it 30 – 60 minutes to dry, but I actually left them overnight.

Painting pine cones with Rust-oleum gold paint

The gold paint comes in a 250 ml can and is certified Toy-safe so you can use it to decorate children’s toys and furniture. It is available from Homebase, currently retailing at £7.99. It also comes in silver. Good value and suitable for lots of projects. I do recommend this product.

So I’d love to hear what projects you would use this type of paint for? How about picture frames, dishes or vases.

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Disclosure. This post is a review of a product I was sent for free. All opinions are my own. 

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