Rusty Nail is just one of the most recent colors released by Dixie Belle Paint.

It is a cross between a red and an orange color. I think its a fabulous boho color, kind of a dark coral if you ask me. It is one of those colors I have been on the hunt for lately!

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This piece I did was an old dresser I picked up and it really needed a makeover… It was the typical cherry wood style…. so yes, a coat of “Boss” on it to block the tannins…

After my coat of BOSS in Clear dried, I used some Caviar on the top, and I applied 2 coats. Next, The base of this dresser I painted in the new Rusty Nail and in the center area I applied some Terracotta.

After some water on my brush and a little blending I achieved the look I was looking for!

How to Use Rusty Nail

The knobs were really old an they needed a little more pizazz… so what better then to add some Patina….

On these knobs I used Bronze and the Green Patina spray. First, you apply a light coat of Bronze paint and let that dry and add another light coat. Then while it is wet you spray it with the green activator.

Its super easy to use. I let them dry and added a light coat of wax to seal them.

To read more about this painted piece, click here!

How to Use Rusty Nail

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Re-store-ology: painting is her therapy. Holly has a passion for painting furniture. Each piece has a uniqueness and she tries to find different ways and techniques to make each piece it's own.

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