What are we calling 'rustic art'? It is a catch-all description for some of the decor items we create that are not as refined. Any of these pieces will be equally at home at your cottage or out in the garden. Items already finished in a rust patina will continue to darken over time if left outdoors. Metal colored pieces have a clear finish on them, but will also gradually rust if used in a damp location. Which is okay - that is why we call it rustic!