The Quest is Over

Monday, August 3, 2009

I'm following up about last Wednesday's post (....also known as the most boring post I've ever written). I asked you what your favorite oil rubbed bronze spray paint is and I promised you I'd post the results today. Well...I don't know that I found the magic (ORB spray paint) bullet, but here's what I found...well, more accurately, what you wonderful, intelligent readers found.


A) You can still buy cans of my favorite Rustoleum American Accents ORB spray paint on Amazon, but it's $11.49 a can (cough...cough, can anyone say "highway robbery"?). Another reader said that she found this paint at Joann's for $8 a can, which is still a lot, but much better than $11.49 plus shipping.



B) Several of you recommended Krylon Brushed Metallic spray paint in ORB and said that you were able to find it at Walmart.



So, thanks for indulging my quest for ORB spray paint. And thanks to all of you who added comments. I really appreciate it.


Thus ends the saga of the most boring post ever :-). I promise I'll post some (hopefully) more interesting posts later this week.

11 Suburbanites Said:

Annie said...

Hey, Cottage!
I found Rustoleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish in Dark Bronze at either Lowe's or Home Depot. It was maybe $5. I'm hoping that it is a close 2nd to our beloved ORB, but at least it's a start!

:0)

Sara said...

Hey! I just wanted to let you know that you can use the 40% off a regular price item coupon for the spray paint at Joann's. I've done this at michaels too. It's just a few dollars savings.. but $5 is better than $8!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

So glad your quest is over. Does it perform as well as your Rustoleum? :)

junkgarden said...

I see someone else has already mentioned it, but I was going to say I also saw the Rustoleum Dark Bronze at Home Depot.

Frugal Jen said...

Can we start a petition for them to bring it back???

Cheri Peoples said...

Be sure and sign up for the coupons at Joann's/ It takes several weeks before you start getting them.
Oh-did you receive your give-a-way gift from me. I shipped it a couple of weeks ago.

Cheri

Gena said...

I love my ORB spray paint and I've been hoarding a couple of cans because it was so hard to find! I'm glad you've been working to find a replacement.

Also, I was just reading your "heirloom" post about your grandmother's china cabinet. My grandmother had one just like that! It is currently in pieces in my basement because my father took it apart and could never get it back together. I'm not sure WHY he did that, but now I've got to find a furniture guy to fix it. I love it for it's simplicity. Thank you for sharing your picture. It makes me want to get it repaired quickly!

Amy said...

I noticed you live in Oklahoma, so the best little known secret is that at Renovation Station down on 10th street and Broadway in OKC, you can find the entire line of American Accent colors for $1.29 a can! Lowe's cleaned out their entire line and passed it on to them! Have you ever been? Everyone should find their Habitat for Humanity retail shop in their area and visit it ASAP!

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Liz Futch said...

Hello! My friend just directed me to your blog. I am so excited about the ORB paint and am going to begin looking for it today! Has anyone tried Michaels? Anyways, I have a dining room redo that needs a brass chandelier to turn magically into an ORB chandelier :-}
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Anonymous said...

Go to www.hardwareworld.com - they sell the rust-oleum orb paint in sets of 6 cans for $33.42. They said rust-oleum has not discontinued this item, and they will continue to sell it as long as rust-oleum makes it.