Hello, artybaker here! In our back garden we have had an old rusty horseshoe since we moved into this house. So I took it inside, washed it (with no soap) and painted it with some undercoat – for wood and metal. I later found out that the undercoat wasn’t actually made for bare metals but it worked perfectly fine! Then, when it had dried I painted it with one of my acrylic paints – gold. It’s not actually meant to be used on metal so I had to do a few coats. The thing I love about this art project is that it was made with a genuine horse shoe so is sort of a part of history, and also I have never restored an old object as a piece of art work before so it was a new challenge! Horseshoes are supposed to be lucky so there should be good fortune in store for me perhaps?