I Tried It!

by - July 21, 2013

I found a "recipe" on Pinterest for "aging" metal.  It sounded easy enough so I decided to give it a go on some metal clips I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

The one on the left is the "aged" one and the one on the right is a regular one.
This photo might be better!  Huge difference, right?!  All you do for the aged look is use some sandpaper on the piece you want to age.  I scuffed mine in random places.  Then add to a cup of equal parts bleach and vinegar (do this outside as the fumes are noxious).  I left mine in for a few hours, rinsed a few times and then let bake in the sun.  I'm loving the look!
And speaking of loving new looks, this is the muffin tin I picked up on Friday.  After a few coats of white paint, it's the perfect organizer for my craft room.  And here's the petite frame I also picked up from the thrift store.
I have it hanging in the tea room.  I'm using small frames to cover up the gaps in the wood.  I gave it a few coats of white paint and switched out the old photo for this great Eiffel Tower one.

No garage sales this weekend for me.  I just didn't want to brave the heat.  Linking to The Creative Home & Garden Hop.


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