Do you guys like metallic finishes? Me too! I was hoping you said yes.
Today is Thrift Store Décor Makeover Day and you guys know this theme is one of my favorites. There’s nothing better than doing an extreme makeover on an inexpensive find.
Aged Copper Metallic Finish
I painted the watering can with a pretty metallic copper color and aged it a little bit.
This is the can …..before! I purchased it at the thrift store on half-price day. It was $1.00 plus tax. I think I got a deal. I knew it was ripe for a fancy paint job.
First thing I did was give it an all over spray paint job in tan ( the color I had on hand ). The coat of spray paint gets into all the little holes and crevices and I don’t have to work as hard when brushing on the copper paint. I’ve told you guys before….I’m a lazy painter.
This bottle of Metallic Copper paint has been sitting on a shelf since I returned from Haven in July. It was in one of my goody bags. Thanks Modern Masters! The paint went on smoothly and covered in one coat. I was impressed.
The pretty flower cards are a thrift store purchase too……from months….or years ago. I trimmed around the flower tops and decoupaged the card to the front of the watering can.
I used ModPodge to adhere the card to the can and then sealed the card with ModPodge.
Once the ModPodge was dry I used Caromal Colours Toner to cut the shine of the metallic just a bit and give the copper an aged look. I use the toner on furniture to give it an antique finish. You can see a complete tutorial on the toner and how to antique furniture here…. Tutorial-How To Antique Painted Furniture
In this photo I wiped on the toner with a lint-free rag. I let it sit just a couple of minutes and then wiped it down until I achieved the look I was going for. I left some of the toner in the crevices and creases of the can and just a little over the whole can.
This is a really simple project and I finished it in a few hours and that includes the drying time in between processes.
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Thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
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