If you follow me on Facebook this is a project I was talking about last week.
A fun, simple way to repurpose some of your holiday decor.
I have used them for at least 10 years this way.
But with my lighter colors this year, they were just too bright.
So today I am sharing how I took them from too gaudy gold...
to shabby sweet in a few easy steps.
and used a q-tip to get into the crevices.
but give an aged look with a bit of the gold still showing.
I used cheap sand paper and lightly sanded them till more of the gold showed thru.
Then I take a dab of brown shoe polish on a paper towel
(the wax kind) and just highlighted them.
I focused on the raised parts like faces and hands.
This is how they look before and after the brown wax...
Left one is before and the right one is the after.
See how much prettier the highlights made them!
I just love how sweet they turned out.
I have a cream, burlap and lace them going this year with a FEW bits of gold.
You could do this to any of your bright gold accessories.
I have two more angels to paint and then on Friday you can see my home on the tour!
'Christmas in the Country' starts in just five short days folks!!
Happy Holidays and God Bless!
Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. Brooke has started doing freelance photography work, contact her for your business or family photography needs. She also provides social media training and services including graphic design work for other websites and area businesses.
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I can't wait to see and feature all the wonderful, creative holiday posts!
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