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  1. January 29, 2014
    Virginia Fynes

    This looks so awesome Tara! The bench looks brand-new! I’ve seen some similar ones at garden stores and they are so pricy, love it. Amazing transformation!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Virginia! That makes me so happy to hear that versions of this are at garden centers!

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  2. January 29, 2014
    Paula@SweetPea

    I’m so glad that you saved this from the trash. It looks so nice with its new paint.
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Paula! I can’t believe that I almost chucked this bench out!

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  3. January 29, 2014
    DeDe@Designed Decor

    I love it! I need to win so I can try the metal effects. I love how the mason jars turned out too!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      DeDe – you’ll have to try it! It’s such an awesome finish.

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  4. January 29, 2014
    Alex

    You my friend have the patience of a saint. Those small details in the bench. I love a good upcycle and you did a great job!

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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you, Alex! Thankfully, I had music to listen to while I painted. It sped the time by!

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  5. January 29, 2014
    Heidi @ Honeybearlane

    That paint is impressive! I’m going to have to try it on something metal. I loved the aged metal look without all the gross rusty stuff. I entered!

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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Good luck, Heidi! And yes, I love this patina on metal. It looks so real!

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  6. January 29, 2014
    Morena

    That is amazing! I love the finish. FIngers crossed that I win! 🙂

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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you, Morena! 🙂

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  7. January 29, 2014
    Nikki @ Tikkido

    Love the verdigris! And the mason jars application? Brilliant! I like that so much more than just painted mason jars! I want to go paint EVERYTHING with this stuff!

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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      I hear you, Nikki. It’s tempting to slap this on everything just to see how the patina will look on it!

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  8. January 29, 2014
    Amanda

    Love how this turned out! So beautiful! And I really like that color.

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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Amanda! I love the colour too – I’m a sucker for all shades of blue.

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  9. January 29, 2014
    Stacy Risenmay

    WOW! What a transformation!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Stacy!

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  10. January 29, 2014
    Jo-Anna

    Your bench makeover looks brilliant! What a gorgeous transformation…I had no idea there were paint systems that could do this!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Oh, thank you so much, Jo-Anna! It’s a pretty incredible paint!

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  11. January 29, 2014
    Laura / Pet Scribbles

    Wow Tara! I just LOVE how your garden bench turned out! And I especiallly love the blue patina solution, which now I MUST try, since I’ve already sampled (and loved) the green solution! 🙂 Those mason jars are awesome too!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Laura! You definitely HAVE to try blue patina solution – it’s a beautiful finish.

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  12. January 29, 2014
    amy @ one artsy mama

    Tara, I just love you. You make GORgeous projects, and at the same time you have me cracking up while I read about how you do it. “Mr. Rustypants?” “tetanus shots”… “I just put my headphones in…” Oh, girl. You rock my socks.
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Awww… thank you so much, Amy! This is such a wonderful comment.

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  13. January 29, 2014
    Dani @ lifeovereasy

    That looks amazing! I was wondering what “reactive” meant in the name, and then – wow! Looks fabulous!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      I know… it’s crazy how fast it works, too. It’s all in the chemical reaction!

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  14. January 29, 2014
    Lindsay Faber

    Love it! I am super duper in love with the mason jars too…gawgeous. I am crossing my fingers to win the giveaway 😉
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      I wish you heaps of luck, lady!

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  15. January 29, 2014
    Shanna Gilbert

    Both of these projects turned out beautifully Tara! Great job girl!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Shanna!

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  16. January 29, 2014
    ChiWei

    Wow, love the bench, but I love the jars more. 🙂
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      I know. I really love the jars, too!

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  17. January 29, 2014
    Marilyn

    OMG Mr Rusty Bench looks AH-SOME!!!!! I absolutely LOVE it. I so hope I win so I can try out this magical paint! 😀
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, Marilyn! Thank you so much!

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  18. January 29, 2014
    Leanne

    Wow, it looks beautiful ! The bench and the jars. I love the transformation .
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Leanne!

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  19. January 30, 2014
    Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

    That is one fabulous patina! Do you have to seal it to get it to be weatherproof?
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Lindsey! It all depends on what you’re doing with what you’ve painted. This bench doesn’t get a ton of traffic, so I haven’t sealed it. But if I was frequently using it, then yes, a sealer would be a good idea.

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  20. January 30, 2014
    Kadie

    I love the transformation of your bench! I looks perfectly aged! And those mason jars are ADORABLE you rock girl! 🙂
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Kadie! I love how the jars turned out, too!

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  21. January 30, 2014
    Denise… On a Whim

    What an amazing bench and I simply adore the paint job you’ve given it. Gorgeous!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Denise!

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  22. January 30, 2014
    Kenz, Interiors By Kenz

    Simply GORGEOUS! I want an outside bench!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Oh, thank you so much, Kenzie! Well, if you can find a piece of rusted metal like I had, you can have an outside bench too! 🙂

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  23. January 31, 2014
    Mel

    Wow that’s beautiful I really hope we can get it here!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Mel! I wonder if you can?!? I’ll look it up.

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  24. January 31, 2014
    Krista @thehappyhousie

    That paint finish looks amazing Tara- I LOVE those mason jars and your bench looks amazing too – thanks for the share. Pinning and I’m so affected that can’t wait to pick up some metal effects!
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    • January 31, 2014
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Krista! It’s crazy awesome paint! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you – I can only imagine what you’d do with it!

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  25. February 5, 2014
    Mary

    Can you tell us where you would purchase the paint supplies and the approximate cost?

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  26. February 14, 2014
    Brittany

    Hi Tara, I was wondering if the blue finish comes off on your fingers/clothes or if you should paint with the permacoat sealer?

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    • February 18, 2014
      Tara

      Hi Brittany – you don’t need to put a permacoat onto the patina finish – in fact, the Modern Masters people don’t recommend it. They say that it can alter the look of the finish.

      I haven’t noticed any of the finish coming off so far. What surface are you planning on painting? Is it going to be high traffic?

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  27. February 22, 2014
    Carrie

    Beautiful! Do you have any tips for sanding down metal? I have as bistro table with lasyers of peeling paint and rust that I would love to make useable.

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    • February 23, 2014
      Tara

      Carrie – there are a bunch of ways to remove rust – if you’re going to sand the metal, be sure that you’re wearing a mask and gloves before you do it (there will be shards of metal in the air while you sand). Start with a coarse grit and work your way to a fine grit sandpaper.

      There are also rust converters/reformers that you can use to stop the spread of rust. If you’ve got a LOT of rust, this is way to cut down the work before you paint your table.

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  28. April 19, 2014
    Ryan

    I’m not a huge fan of metal furniture in general, but you really did a great job with the paint on this bench!
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