Saturday, June 18, 2011

Should we keep the rust????

Hi Bloggerettes!  Here's my question.....should I keep the rust or paint it????

I found these great bistro chairs, complete with a great chippy and rusty patina.  I'm not sure whether to paint them or not.  Their in great shape and very sturdy...


The rust is in all the right places...


Shall we stay au naturel, or cover it up????


ummm????

~~hugs~~
Sissie

57 comments:

Vicki said...

I think you should keep it. I love them!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Love the rust!

Okio B Designs said...

Keep it! Adds to the vintage charm!

Jeanine

Theresa said...

I vote keep the rust! You could spray it with clear matte sealer to keep the rust in it's perfect places. They are chippy rusty fabulous! great find! oxxoxoxo

Amy Kinser said...

No Paint!! The rust is beautiful!! Great find!!

Polly said...

they are perfect as is!! love.

Jane said...

My vote is the same as the others....definitely keep the rust, they look perfectly shabby just the way they are! They are great chairs.
Jane

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have similar chairs and recently asked the same question....everyone said keep the rust!

The Green Pea said...

keep the rust...

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love the rust and I would rough up the paint some more. I love the look of the old French bistro chairs on Dreamy Whites blog. You could always spray them with some poly so the rust won't rub off on peoples clothes.

Helen said...

By all means, keep the rust! Completely charming.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Keeps the rust! Where did you find the crown, I have been looking for one like that forever! Hugs Marilou

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

I vote for tthe rust.......

sonya said...

Keep the rust! They're perfect like that! :)I love the crown too.
Hugs,
Sonya

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I think it has been decided......Keep the rust!!

Carol

Sherrie said...

Love the rust! I would probably put a sealer on them so they don't rust further. They are perfect right now!

Kathysue said...

Oh Sissy I have the same problem, I tend to like things all neat and tidy so rust kind of bothers me, but I see others buying things because they are rusty. I have to paint,but if you like rust and chippy then keep them au naturelle! I have a whole patio set that we have had for over 40 years that has become rusty,because of my neglect. It is really nice and I plan on fixing it up this summer. I wish you luck,Kathysue

A Vintage Green said...

For now, I would keep the rust - and if you get tired of it ....
You dress up your furniture with accessories so beautifully.
- Joy

Mary Ellen said...

Sissie I love the rust look to them!! Great set of darling chairs!

My Shabby Roses said...

Keep the Rust Sissie! Love it, great find!

Barbara Jean said...

They are perfect just the way they are! (of course that is coming from a rust lover) =)

hugs and blessings
barbara jean

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sissie,
Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment!!

I would keep the rust. As you said, it is in all the right places!!

Hugs,
Debbie

raggygirlvintage said...

Don't touch them Sissie!!! I passed up a similar pair a while back and have been kicking myself ever since! The rust makes them just perfect, it's not too much.
Tracey

Sezoentje said...

I would keep the rust, they are perfekt as is!!!
greetings from Belgium,
Sonja

T's Daily Treasures said...

I think there is just enough rust to be perfectly perfect. I wish someone would come clean my home from top to bottom. Not an easy task since I have so much stuff and we have so many dust storms in this heat. :/ Good luck with the sale of your home. It is lovely and I am sure buyers will be drawn in by its charm. Great makeover on that chair that is sitting so prettily in the corner of the dining room. And those pillows on your entryway bench. Even if that rug that you think doesn't match looks great just where it is. You have that touch to bring everything together nicely. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You know what? I'm a big fan of rust, but I actually think you might want to paint these, Sissie. I think crisp, clean white might be a better look for these particular chairs.

Go with your gut.

Riet said...

They are perfect as they are Sissie but the choice is stil yours. Have a nice Sunday

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look great Sissie! Happy Sunday:@)

Gypsy Brocante said...

Lightening WILL strike if you lift a brush to that rust ; )
xo
Jill

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh I hope I'm not to late.... you should absolutely leave the rust, their perfect!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I vote for the rust too Sissie, it would be a crime to paint those babies!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like them "as is", Sissie!

Cottage Panache said...

I wouldn't change a thing about them ~ beautiful with just the right amount of rust Sissie!
Maureen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie...as is for sure! They are perfect!

Cottage Panache said...

I do agree with Susie though ~ sealing them will also prevent any rust coming off and onto your Summer whites!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

The rust really is in all the right places! You could go either way with painting or not. Hmm...I would probably leave them alone.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I think they look great as is!
You should see mine, I don't think yours actually have much rust at all compared to mine.

Hugs,
Anne

Debbie said...

If you paint them, would you distress them?
If so...then keep the rust. It adds to the charm of the chairs.
Love them!
Hugs,
Debbie

Marydon said...

G'morn, Sissie ~ I am not into rust, but they are very nice the way they are. I'd paint them, personally.

I didn't buy any of the dresses. I only have one dress hanging out for ll to see. Maybe one day I'll model it. I should probably hang out the dresses Mother made me. Good idea, thank you for motivation.

Have a beautiful Father's Day with your family, Sissie.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Don't touch these awesome 'rusty" chairs...lovin' them as is!!!

Blessings,
Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are wonderful and it would depend on how you are going to use them! To display things...they are perfect! If you are going to sit in them, then I would touch them up! I would probably leave them and use them for display...I'm anxious to see what you do! ♥

Rondi said...

I would like to keep them as they are and sell them to me!! Then find me 2 more!! Love them. Gia2366@gmail.com

LuLu Kellogg said...

I LOVE rust! Happy Father's Day to Mr. Sissie!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Dorthe said...

I love :stay au naturel, Sissie--
They are perfect with the little spots of rust-
looks fantastic with both crone-and roses-
I would kep them as is .
Sundayes hugs,and xx
Dorthe

Petite Michelle Louise said...

LOVE the rust!

Karen said...

I say keep it!

Rebecca said...

Hi Sissie
The chairs are fabulous... just the way they are. I love the patina, if you want perfect you can always buy new ones, you can't buy the patina.
Great find!
Blessings
Rebecca

Denise said...

Oh, there's no contest there! Leave the rust! I love me a little rust. Perfectly shabby chic.

Honey at 2805 said...

My vot is to leave them the way they are, especially if using them for displays.

Diane said...

I like rust. Maybe a clear coating so the rust doesn't get on anyone's white slacks? ;-)
Hugs, Diane

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

My vote is to keep the rust. I just like the look. I am wondering, and don't fall off your chair laughing, as this may be a very dumb question, but....is there a way to seal the rust. To keep the look, but have it sealed so it is just a bit tidier???
Jil
xo

Dragonfly Treasure said...

The seat and backs are terrific, so I'd leave the rust. Like you said it's in all the right places! fab chairs btw!

Yes all are getting excited about the wedding. Especially since her father broke his ankle and needs surgery but they found a blockage to his heart which needs a stent so all is up in the air whether he will be at the wedding or n the hospital :(:(

Hugs*deb

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh gosh, I love the rust! But, I think it's all a matter of preference, so it's hard to know what a client would want....I think I'd make a fancy tag for each one that has French writing in the background and then across it I'd print out "Rusted Treasure." That would be very eye-catching.
XO
Cindy

Passionate for White said...

Personally, I would paint them. There, I've said it! :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, I kinda like 'em just the way they are! Great find!

Heaven's Walk said...

No paint! :) They are perfect just the way they are, Sissie! ♥ LUV them!

xoxo laurie

Allison said...

I love the rust! I think the chairs are perfect just the way they are.

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