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A Mermaids journey, Isn't it just amazing what we can achieve by apply paint to something that's outdated and turning it into a beautiful jaw dropping piece??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.
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.
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 On my website:
Lucky me! I found this sweet whimsical Mermaid shape that fit just perfectly on each side of the cylinder of the chandelier!
...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!
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 on my website
Check out my HOMETALK Live diy on Tuesday March 7th doing the Salty Kiss Patina on galvanized buckets!!!
See live on Tuesday March 7 at 1:00 est. I'm doing a giveaway!!!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is such a statement piece to be enjoyed by a Woman that enjoys the perfect feminine touch!
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