Hold on, now, I KNOW what you’re thinking. What does Ralph Lauren have to do with Trash to Treasure projects?
Well…apparently my new boyfriend Ralph can transform more than just a girl with no fashion sense.
Meet my new love. We went on our first date today. It was a blind date, set up by the
Shanty 2 Chic sisters.
Cute, huh? This is “FAUX TECHNIQUE GLAZE” tinted to the “Smoke” color that the sisters use on LOTS of beautiful projects.
Ralph is NOT a cheap date. He set me back $15, bu this quart should last for a VERY LONG TIME.
I have been dying to try this famous glaze, and the wheels have been a turnin’ for an excuse, I mean a project idea. I love the look of aged metal finishes, so I decided to see if Ralph could help me out.
I bought one of those raw wood craft frames at Joann’s, then promptly forgot to take a BEFORE picture.
I painted the frame with some silver spray paint that I had on hand.
I sanded it down with a sanding block, then dipped my paintbrush in the glaze and painted it on.
Then I wiped it off with an old orphaned sock.
Here’s what I got. Galvanized metal? Tarnished silver? A good idea gone bad?
I actually love it. (the picture doesn’t do it justice, honest) You could try this finish on a thrift store frame too. What do you think?
Link up those Trash to Treasure projects!
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