Here are a pair of ornamental holders that I redid using Rosemary from Villabarnes technique of aging with a mixture of paints and gesso. Rosemary does some beautiful work, check out her blog if you haven't already~I know that I need a lot more practice but I think the pieces turned out so much better than their before.
I also have a large mirror that had gold, yellow and brown tones that I just did not like at all so I used the same technique on it. I only thought about taking a picture AFTER I started working out in the shop on it. Hopefully you get the idea of what I started with.
All finished and in my booth at the Antique Mall~Forgot to take photos of it at home. Yes, I know, I'm bad about that.
UpcloseIt doesn't look like it but this mirror weighs at least 20 lbs. Heavy thing for sure!
Here are a few more items completed for my booth.
Magazine rack that started out brown. I sanded, painted, distressed and added a clay flower embellishment to each of the four corners. I think it looks shabby cute now.
Old wooden candle holder transformed by painting and adding a few hand made clay roses.
As usual, no before photo here either.
Well, that's it for now. I have a half-finished project out in the shop that I'm working on, so I'd better get to it. Who am I kidding~I have more than one half-finished project I need to complete. :0)
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From the Heart,