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DIY Rusted Metal Wall Planter

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DIY Rusted Metal Wall Planter
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DIY Rusted Metal Wall Planter

designed by Cindy Jacobelli

Create the illusion of aged, rusted metal wall planter on a plain wood planter box with Designer Finishes Rusted Metal kit.


Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)

Designer Finishes

  • Rusted Metal (DASK564)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • wooden planter
  • 1" brush
  • disposable plastic trays (clean frozen meal containers work great!)
  • -fine grit sandpaper
  • Designer Finisihes Rusted Metal Kit


NOTE: Use a plastic tray to mix paint from the Rusted Metal Kit.

  1. Use The DecoArt Designer Finishes Rusted Metal kit.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Lightly sand the wood planter. Wipe off excess dust with paper towel.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the entire surface with Tin. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Mix 1:1 Georgia Clay and Texture Sand Medium and apply randomly, concentrating on corners and edges. You can blend in with your finger or paper towel. Let dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Lightly brush on Asphaltum mixed 4:1 water to paint the surface.
    Step 4 Example
  6. When dry, apply varnish for added durability. Stage with succulents.
    Step 5 Example
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