Saturday, April 23, 2011

Antiquing Covers a Multitude of (Paint) Sins!

It's been too long since I last posted! I'll apologize with an antiquing tip! :) Remember the Colonial Blue Cabinet? It needed some antique redware plates to match!
These plates used to be the blue splatterware metal plates that are sold so cheaply at places like I gessoed them to prime it and then used toothpicks to paint a PA dutch style design. Every paint mark was either a dot or a dragged dot to make leaf or teardrop shapes. Obviously painting is not my gift! Time to cover it up by antiquing it!I use Folk Art Antiquing Polish which does a wonderful job on wood too!
They don't look so pretty close up but with a little more buffing, wiping and placement in a cabinet, I've got antiques!
A little more character for my cabinet!


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