Old Saw Blades Art Piece for Mancave


My husband had lots of old saw blades and other rusted tools around. He loves Texas Shiner beer, so after collecting lots of caps, I decided to make this picture using old picket fence. He loved it! You could also make little clocks with the blades.
Before you paint the blades, make sure you primed them so that the rust doesn't come through the paint later on. Unfortunately I don't have more pictures to show the process but I think it is pretty simple to figure out. Here are other ideas using old rusted tools and pots.

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3 questions
  • Carrie
    on Feb 22, 2016

    Where did you get the print for the saw blades? Great job by the way.

  • Esperanza
    on Feb 22, 2016

    How do you print or put the print on it?

  • Pam Muir
    on Feb 22, 2016

    Thanks for the great ideas! May I ask what you used around the old saw blades? Are they Drawing pins? Regards, Pam

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  • Lu Odger
    on Feb 23, 2016

    What did you prime them with in the first place I have some of these things and would love to paint them

    • Carolina
      on Mar 15, 2016

      @Luodger I used regular primer (water-based). And acrylic paints. When it was all dry, I used a clear satin spray to protect it.

  • Joan
    on Feb 23, 2016

    My mom used to do the same thing may she RIP,,,,really cute,,you could make lots of $$$ selling them too! ;)

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