Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Playing With Antiquing Medium

My Mama had this plaster artichoke which was originally painted gray.
I decided to use it in the guest room, but gray was not going to work with
my color scheme.  I decided to paint it an off white.  I liked it, but also
thought it looked a bit flat.

I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased some antiquing medium.  It's 
a great product.  It is very inexpensive, cleans up with water, and a
little bit goes a long, long way.  

You simply apply with a sponge applicator, then quickly wipe off.
It's best to only work on a small area at one time.  I just lightly 
applied the medium only in the area I wanted, then wiped off with
a soft cotton cloth.   It was actually a lot of fun.

Here is the finished product.  The antiquing medium added some
depth and aging to the piece making it a bit more interesting.
Hmm, I wonder what I will age next?

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. This is a good idea as dark waxes are sometimes hard to remove if you do too much. Will keep this tip in the back of my mind.

  2. It looks great with dimension. I'll have to remember this one.

  3. Wow! What a beautiful result! Sure brings out the detail. Lovely to have a comment from you! Big hugs back! J.

  4. Thank you for your post. I am all about changing the look of something I have had for years. I had a pair of sage green candle sticks. I liked them, but they just didn't go with my change in decorating I painted them with Annie Sloan Old White paint and use dark wax to antique them. I absolutely love them and it didn't cost me anything because I already had the paint and wax from a previous project.


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