I would recommend doing it outside as it stinks and the rust from the steel wool will stain concrete so do it in a shop or over the road. DIY Vintage Wood Stain look. (How to age new wood). Good for all things wood!
In case we do that crock pot chalk board paint craft, we could have lots of different colors to choose from. Recipe for Colored Chalk Board Paint: Dishfunctional Designs: Chalk It Up! Creative Uses for Chalkboard Paint
Another button + tacks craft only this time we are also adding numbers. PROS: Quick, easy, reusable calendar with a homey, craft feel. CONS: Fabric, buttons and glue make need to be bought. NOTE: Could also use bottle caps.
Make plain, old white teacups or mugs elegant and new again with this simple guide. It offers an inexpensive way to give home accessories or tools a modern gold twist using painter's tape, gold spray paint and clear sealer. love this idea.