Saturday, May 28, 2011

Aged To Perfection

Happy Memorial weekend everyone!  I am so glad to have 3 days off so I can enjoy some time with my guys.  The forecast is looking pretty gloomy, so no spray painting on the agenda.  But I do have a lot of other little things getting done.  Isn't it funny how all the little things add up to bigger things.  If that makes any sense?!  LOL

I love this most recent project so I'm pretty excited to show you.  I picked up this really cool wall hanging that has an ornate carved detail to it.  When I spotted it at the thrift store I knew I had to just grab it right then.  The thing didn't even fit in my cart because it's so big, but I made it work just to get it up to the register.  It had a small hairline crack in it so I asked them if they would take $10 for it rather than the original $15 tag it had.  They said yes!

While I was working on my kitchen hutch project, I decided to put the same dark walnut stain on this as I was using on the hutch.  So I applied a liberal amount of the stain and let it sit on for a couple minutes.  Then I wiped off some of it using an old t-shirt.

I wasn't totally happy with how it looked...  so I put some black glaze over the top of the stain using a paint brush to work it onto the surface.  So much better!



I was a little worried about using glaze over the top of the stain, but it worked out really well!  I just love it :) 

Link back to a party here!


  1. That IS aged to perfection! Well done. Beautiful.

  2. Wow! Now that is a transformation!! Fantastic!

  3. This is such a gorgeous transformation! I love the aged finish on it... it looks simply beautiful! Dropping in from Debbie's newbie Party. Have a lovely week.~Poppy

  4. I love this piece. You did age it to perfection. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

  5. Wow! You really DID age it to perfection! It's gorgeous! :)

  6. Wow - gorgeous transformation!! It looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Hello! I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's newbie party.

    This piece is beautiful! I love that you have included pictures of each step in the transformation process!

    I'm your newest follower; hope you come visit my blog and follow me, too!