Thursday, October 6, 2011

Creating Patina

We wanted to share with you our color display we have been working on lately.
It is such a wonderful pop of color to decorate our cozy little store and working studio.
Our latest little project, the before:
And after, so much better with a lighter look to it.
For this little find, we wanted to create more patina and history behind it,
with some thoughtful distressing in all the right places.
Distressing it also helped to make it not too fussy and pristine.
It instantly looks as if it were passed down from generation to generation
and used and loved over all those years.
Created with Versailles and Old White accents.
After finishing with Clear Wax, we used a light hand to apply Dark Wax over the Old White.

Versailles is such a beautiful rich color and we have been waiting for the right piece to use it on. The combination with Old White is just a gorgeous understated elegant look, don't you think?


  1. Stunning! I would so love it if you linked this up to my party From Trash to Treasure.

  2. That turned out so pretty!! I am loving Versailles too and love it combined with Old White ~