The Rusty Blue

Refashoned Furniture Story

Hi I'm Melissa.


Loving what I do and in the environment of where I live I would be extremely honoured if you would follow along with me on my journey to refashion good quality furniture that needs a little care and attention.

Meet The Team


Melissa Donegan

The Creative



The Helper

Our Story

Nestled in the beautiful rural Valley of a Thousand Hills Strath Creek Central Victoria is the perfect setting for a furniture painting location and self-contained bed and breakfast.


Melissa dabbled in furniture painting in preparation for finding a new business venture when the kids left the country for the big smoke hence “Rusty Blue Refashioned Furniture” was created.  Rusty and Blue were the families gorgeous brother Border Collies in the beginning of the painting journey and now there is “Buddy” the new loopy chocolate Border Collie helper.

Working in a unique character filled shearing shed which has been converted into a cosy work space enables Melissa to tinker away on sourced old furniture, custom projects and provide furniture painting workshops.  A seperate self contained cottage on the 50 acre rural property enables small group stays and the ability to incorporate painting workshops and overnight country escapes.

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Shop Online

Visit our online store to purchase furniture restoration paint, painting accessories and refashioned furniture.