Faux Rusted Horse Head

Create Faux Rust

Bored with your décor?  Looking to repurpose some of your yard sale finds? Coastal Candy & Shabby Paints can help with that. Create faux rust with texture you can feel.

I’ve had this white shiny horse head for about 8 years, while I love it, it just doesn’t fit my home’s style anymore. So, one day I was scrolling through an online auction site and see an antique cast iron horse head, and inspiration hit!  I love rust so I was all in on recreating my version of the $4,800.00 treasure.

Faux Rusty Cast Iron before

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Rusted Horse Head

Inspiration

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Faux Rusty Cast Iron Finish

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How to

1st  I cleaned the horse with vinegar and water then rinsed.

Faux Rusty Cast Iron before

2nd  I mixed 8 oz. of Licorice (black) Chalk-Acrylic paint with ½ cup of Coastal Candy.

Faux Rusty Cast Iron before

3rd I painted the mixture on using random strokes to create texture. You don’t want it to be perfect, you want it to be the opposite, so let go of that perfection and go wild.

Faux Rusty Cast Iron Finish

4th Once dry I applied the 2nd coat making sure I got into all the details.

4th Once dry I applied a 2nd coat making sure I got into all the details.

5th Make some RUST! Now the fun I mixed Betsy Ross Red, Buffalo Brown, and Licorice to make a rusty brown.  This would have worked with Pumpkin Spice mixed with Licorice too.  No exact science here, create what looks good to you.

Faux Rusty Cast Iron

6th I applied using my fingers in random areas. Then wiped away using a wet rag.  If it gets to heavy mist with a water bottle.  Repeat until you get the desired effect.

Faux Rusty Cast Iron before

Please remember that your décor should spark joy in you. Don’t worry about what someone else might like..If it doesn’t look right, walk away come back with fresh eyes.   Layering a mossy green or turquoise blue would look amazing as well.
I have another horse that I’m dreaming something up for right now. Stay tuned!
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Faux Rusty Cast Iron before
Faux Rusty Cast Iron Finish

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