|Hi everyone! I would like to introduce you to an old friend of mine named "RUSTY"|
Actually,... I tell a lie because THIS RUSTY, is actually
a NEW RUSTY to me. Yet even though I have only just met him, it feels like I've known him forever!
|But let me tell you how it was that we came to meet in the first place.|
It was a kid's broken pinball- type of toy, which I found at the thrift store.
I bought the toy with the intention of removing the two plastic fretwork baskets that were suspended inside. This, I did as soon as I arrived home. I proceeded to add a new wider rim to the top of each of the baskets (the rims are made of heavy card ). I then found 2 bases for the baskets in the form of a couple of plastic caps which proved to be the perfect fit for the bottom of the hoops and finally I glued on 4 bead feet for each, to act as supports. After the glues were dried, both baskets were then spray-painted with several coats of a Matt BBQ spray paint.
|After I got the look of rust that I wanted, I gave the entire piece an additional spray of the same thin-set glue, to seal the cinnamon onto the baskets and I let dry.|
|The final touch was to add bits of this lighter grey onto the basket just to break up the rust and make the iron look a little more authentic.|
|Not a bad deal for a $5.00 basketball toy and a little bit of cinnamon.|