EASY TO USE PAINT AND PATINA SPRAY TURN THIS DATED THRIFT VASE INTO ARTISTIC DECOR WITH A FAUX BRONZE FINISH!
I have a super simple DIY thrift project for you today. I’m transforming this Thrift Store floor vase into an artistic bronze patina show stopper!
Last week I searched my inventory for a piece of furniture to paint and quite honestly, I was getting a little frustrated. Even though there’s potential sitting there, I couldn’t decide on a piece. Nothing was inspiring me. Nothing. So the next best thing is to practice a new paint technique on something other than furniture, right?!? 😉
I dragged out this dated vase to see if I could create an antiqued faux bronze patina.
Here’s what I started with… a little dirty and tired looking but it has interesting shape and texture.
This is after the bronze paint and patina spray worked its magic. What do you think?
It reminds me of the pottery of ancient Greece or Italy!
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HOW TO – BRONZE PATINA::
As I said, this is super simple. You really can’t screw anything up with this patina finish.
I started by painting a coat of Bronze Patina Paint on the top and bottom of the vase because this is where I wanted most of the patina to be. I originally thought I was going to leave the middle white but I changed my mind halfway through.
Tip ~ The key to working with this bronze paint and patina spray is to give them a good stir/shake because all the ‘active’ ingredients tend to settle to the bottom.
I wasn’t liking the white middle and felt it needed more interest and depth so I used a cheap chip brush to dab on some Gravel Road, Spanish Moss and Coffee Bean in a random pattern. Kind of looks like stone, right!
It takes between 2-6 hours for the patina magic to happen.
I let the patina spray drip down this vase because I really like the drip-effect on this particular piece, but if you’re not into the drippy look, they are easy to wipe off with a shop towel while still wet.
And just for a comparison, here’s my very first attempt at a patina finish using the RUST/IRON paint. You can see the full tutorial here and I’ve linked to it at the bottom of this post too.
My takeaway ~ A great place to practice a brand new finish is on a smaller item.
Even though I couldn’t find a piece of furniture this week, I’m happy I tried this bronze finish. I think this antiqued/old world look will look amazing on the right piece of furniture and I’ll have more confidence doing it.
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LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS BRONZE PATINA VASE MAKEOVER AND IF YOU’D ATTEMPT TO TRY THIS ON FURNITURE?… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy furniture painting my friends!