Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paint Technique

I was painting some mirrors for a local antique dealer and they were a bright gold to start with and she asked me to put a silver on top and let a little gold show through then distress a little. I have this great stuff called Rub-N-Buff that comes in a little tube (you can get at Michael's) so I rubbed that on top of the gold, then also had a Rub-N-Buff tube called "Patina" which is a pretty turquoise color so I rubbed that in randomly, then added a chocolate brown in some of the raised ornate areas then distressed with sandpaper. So if you have some old bright gold ornate frames and want a change, this is an easy way to get a different look

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The French Flea is a Birmingham, AL based business specializing in selling painted and distressed furniture, rustic home decor and more. It reflects a love of anything french, rustic, shabby, chippy paint, distressed! We currently have a booth at Greystone Antiques on Hwy. 280 in Hoover and The Blue Building in Alabaster. We also offer custom furniture painting and will be your "picker" or personal shopper and look for pieces you are in search of! To contact The French Flea, call Karen at 721-0578 or email kbush422@gmail.com!