Create Patina with Paint

A Mermaids journey, Isn't it just amazing what we can achieve by apply paint to something that's outdated and turning it into a beautiful jaw dropping piece?? I never tire of this process! Watch and learn how to take a bright brassy chandelier to an amazing mysterious statement. 

Create decorative details with clay and create your own oxidized Patina with Chalk Style paint!

Create decorative details with clay and create your own oxidized Patina with Chalk Style paint!

I started out with just a basic high gloss brass chandelier that was ever so popular in the 90's....eghh the 90's ...am I right?? I made sure I cleaned and in particular used a degreaser on it. 

Say goodbye to this boring finish ...buhhh..bye!!

Say goodbye to this boring finish ...buhhh..bye!!

I decided it needed to have some type of special embellishments to make it really unique so next enters those fabulous mould offered by Iron Orchid Designs! 

***Find the IOD moulds at my AFF link>>>  http://amzn.to/2l6vR5I                      

Lucky me! I found this sweet whimsical Mermaid shape that fit just perfectly on each side of the cylinder of the chandelier!

 

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 ...take a look at the entire "how to" video below to learn how to properly achieve all the creative steps for the oxidized patina finish!

 

Lovely natural patina finish chandelier with beautiful handmade clay detailing 

Lovely natural patina finish chandelier with beautiful handmade clay detailing 

Lastly I finished it off with clear wax from the DIY line and added just a hint of dark wax around the mermaid detailing to help enhance it even more!

Find all the Diy Paint products from debisdiary.com or find a local retailer near you! 

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Check out my HOMETALK Live diy on Tuesday March 7th doing the Salty Kiss Patina on galvanized buckets!!! 

 

Watch march 7 at 1:00 on Hometalk FB live!!!  giveaway too!!!  

Watch march 7 at 1:00 on Hometalk FB live!!!  giveaway too!!!

 

See live on Tuesday March 7 at 1:00 est. I'm doing a giveaway!!! 

Art with Otis 🐾

I had the sweetest lil customer come in the other day! Meet Otis, Otis was on a sleepover with his Grammy when they decided to surprise Otis' momma with a very VERY special valentine that Otis helped design!  Come join us on this creative fun little journey!

 

 

Meet Otis! 

Meet Otis! 

At Girl UPcycled Studio we absolutely live for the projects that connect loved ones and bring a little extra special experience to our customers lives... this is a great example! Watch the short video on this sweet little project!  

 

Otis was quite the natural artist and so so patient with us!  

 

A gift to last a lifetime! 

A gift to last a lifetime! 

Thanks so much Otis! Your mommas going to just love this!!! 

Thanks so much Otis! Your mommas going to just love this!!! 

Watch the video of this sweet pet diy project!

Watch the video of this sweet pet diy project!

A Christmas Angel

There's nothing like the magicical feeling you get during the holidays. But we all know (kids don't read this part lol) that it really comes from that creative spark that lives inside of us and not really little elves in a workshop.

A Christmas Angel

A Christmas Angel

Take just a few seconds to watch this video I've prepared and see the step by step creation of this lovely dreamy display. 

 

I used very little new materials when creating this and yes the chicken wire actually did come from a chicken farm located locally that had some pieces going to trash.

find the DIY products at this link: http://debisdesigndiary.com/ref/38/?campaign=Christmasangel

 

hope you find inspiration in this UPcycled project and encourage you to jump in there and give it a try! Please share your experience too! I would live to hear what you e created and how?

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Romance is in the details

Soft hues of grey and lavender (accented details by Iron Orchid Designs IOD) 

Soft hues of grey and lavender (accented details by Iron Orchid Designs IOD) 

Oh my goodness, if you could have seen the shape this girl was in! Scratched and dings with dull wood that had hints of the beauty she once was! 

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You can see how beautiful this piece must have been in its glory days! But this is the perfect piece that will actually be worth more after its fixed and painted. So I decided to start with the earthy rich color prairie gray from Debi's Design Diary DIY paint line. This paint is an all natural clay-based paint (and yes it's a chalk style paint) which means it's thick and texturized and makes for the perfect paint to blend the old with the new decorative details perfectly.

 

Added accents from Iron Orchid Designs Moulds IOD

Added accents from Iron Orchid Designs Moulds IOD

Because this piece originally has wood carved details at the top of the mirror, I decided to add some detailed accents to the focal point inside the oval. I chose to use the high quality decorative moulds from Iron Orchid Designs (IOD) company . I just started with paperclay (may also be found though IOD) slightly rolling a small amount into my hand until it warms, then thoroughly pressing it into the moulds. 

Important to make sure your edges are crisp and clean before removing from moulds

Important to make sure your edges are crisp and clean before removing from moulds

Watch this demo from my Facebook live feed below-feel free to ask any questions you need-enjoy!

So next I chose to paint a soft lavender accent again by Debi's Design Diary called French Millinery on the clay details I made, handles, all existing accents that the vanity already had and finally to the chair.

 

My special helper for the day Cassidy my daughter she did a great job don't ya think? 

My special helper for the day Cassidy my daughter she did a great job don't ya think? 

Don't skip painting the interior-makes such a big impact! 

Don't skip painting the interior-makes such a big impact! 

One of my favorite things to do is to add a bright pop of surprise on the interior of the drawers for this piece I chose a color from the DIY paint line called old 57.

 

Create Elegance and beauty with the accented details

Create Elegance and beauty with the accented details

So lastly and most importantly I decided to make a glaze using clear patina mixed with vintage linen both from the DIY paint line mixing it three parts clear patina to one part paint adding just a touch of water until I achieve the perfect fluidity. This of course can be adjusted to your personal taste.

 

Scored the perfect designer fabric!!  

Scored the perfect designer fabric!!  

Beautiful Glam for just the right woman

Beautiful Glam for just the right woman

This is such a statement piece to be enjoyed by a Woman that enjoys the perfect feminine touch! 

For more information and to see more exciting UPcycles join me over on my Facebook page to keep up with all of my projects daily! 

The Perfect Paint Finish for all Styles of Decor

 

Learn to create a professional touch! 

Learn to create a professional touch! 

After getting overwhelmed with emails and messages from Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook from people wanting to know the secret behind my biggest selling paint finish... I am so stinkin excited to finally be able to now ofer the online furniture and home Decor painting workshop! Woohoo!!!

Here I teach you step-by-step,  my most popular paint finish I offer in house to date. But before I show you how to get the link I just want to go into a little more detail about WHY this is "THE" perfect paint finish for anyone out there no matter if you are a professional painter that is flipping furniture for profit or even the DIYer looking for a fresh new finish to incorporate into your very own home.

This my friends is "the go to paint finish" that I myself use anytime I have a piece that has a good amount of damage to it or that boring piece that needs a little something extra to give it a special custom touch-you will be shocked to see the "before" of one of the tables!

Paint like a pro

Paint like a pro

This paint finish may take just a few extra steps but as you can see it is every bit worth it. Rich layers of color mixed with a specially applied application that gives it its unique depth and rich luster!

I hope you enjoy this special online workshop and have as much success and fun with it as I've had! And be sure to watch the sneak-peek trailer of this fun exciting video below too!

 

Find the direct worshop link here! 

http://www.girlupcycledstudio.com/painting-classes/paint-texturize-like-a-pro