Friday, February 15, 2013

Creating a perfect Patina!!!

Happy Friday everyone - and it is a happy Friday - because while in my lab yesterday I came up with this,
a  "By George, I think I've got it" moment!!!

I'm in the midst of painting an antique dresser all white - and wanted a little " color " on the handles -
I LOVE patina.

I started off with these  ( my favorite types of handles by the way )

knobs, patina, antique

I sprayed them lightly with this ( lightly - leaving some of the brassy color showing through )
Rust-oleum Metallic -

While it was still tacky - I lightly spray painted with the next color - this is called AQUA
Don't ask me why I did it while it was still tacky - I should say I was trying out a new
technique but the plain simple truth is I couldn't wait the 10 minutes it takes for one coat
of spray paint to dry................

and this was the result!!!
Antique, knobs, drawer pulls, Patina

Doesn't that look like perfectly aged copper ( Church Steeples ) ?
Watch - I'll start putting patina on everything in sight lmho.................

I may practice this a little more - put in some pinks and a deep turquoise in areas - but for now - I have
patina - fied handles for my dresser!  I'm thinking these are going to be so pretty against white drawers!
( they'd look even prettier on a shabby chic dresser )


faux patina,knobs, antique



Ok - gotta run - have a lot of things I need to get my patina on :)

Oh and by the way!!!  I just found out yesterday that I had become a no reply blogger -
I had no idea that happens when you switch to Google +
So here I am with a no reply blogger fix on my blog - and I've been a no reply blogger for at
least a month - how embarrassing :(
If anyone has made the switch - chances are you're one too - please visit Fluster Buster for a step by step
fix to this problem!
AND Google should let you know this happens when you switch over, don't you think?

Many many thanks for the feature!
Elizabeth and Co.


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65 comments:

  1. Perfect, thanks for all the info, I would have never thought of doing it like that.

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  2. Ooohh, LOVE those handles. Now, did you rub them or anything, or just spray the one coat over the other? Would it look the same if dry, or is the being still tacky what made it look so layered?

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  3. I love the handles they look amazing. I am going to have to try that combination too. When I switched to google I couldn't dowload pics anymore so I switched back. hugs Tobey

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  4. First of all, I must say 'Indubitably Watson, you are a genius!' re the copper!n Must/will try!
    Secondly, THANK YOU for the link to FlusterBuster! I never EVER figured this out until now! Thanks much!

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  5. You have hit the nail on the head with that one! WOWSER- It looks absolutely GREAT~ LOVE it. I can see you using that technique on ALL your handles- xo Diana

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  6. Love this. You got the look down perfect. Great Job.
    Happy Creating. Hugs,Celestina Marie

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  7. That looks so awesome-oh oh another idea to file under "try me"
    in my brain.
    Yes I've just found out it's my problem also and Google should definately let everyone know-it's underhanded not to do that.

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    1. Thanks so much Ellie - and yes they should let us know when we switch over that there will be adjustments we have to make!!!
      XXX

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  8. love them!!!! .....everything???? can't wait to see john with a little patina on him!!!!! and he'll say, "Suzan, you're a bloody genius!!!!!"

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  9. That is fantastic faux verdigris! Oddly, I now have a burning desire to patina something.

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    1. lol - thanks Betsy - I have to find me some more metal LOL
      XXX

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  10. I was laughing when I read your "no-reply-blogger" problem... Like, it couldn't happen to me since I had switch back out of Google +. Then, just to be sure, I checked! Well, it seems that I had been a no-reply-blogger for a while as well, probably since the mess I made when I tried Google +!!! It's all checked now, or at least I hope!

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  11. How come I didn't have any trouble with you being a no reply blogger?
    Bliss

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  12. I like the word "patina-fy". I decided it's a legitimate word. Coined by you. I patina-fy, you patina-fy, we ALL patina-fy!!! I bought a verdigris kit years ago and, yeah, I was going a little crazy, patinafying everything. I had to calm myself down, lol!!

    Looking forward to more patinafied items from you!!

    Have a great week-end.

    Nicole
    xox

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  13. Just wondering... did all the handles come out like that? Curious to know if this was just a fluke or if others done with the same method looked the same.

    John must think you're brilliant!

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  14. Perfection! Where did you get the handles? I'm searching for some for a dresser myself.

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  15. Suzan...Thank you so much for the info re: no-reply blogger. Me too!! Now if I can figure out how to fix it.
    Grrrrrr!

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    1. It's SO frustrating Betty!!!
      But if you go to the site I mention above she does a complete fix for dummies - of which I am one!!!
      I don't even know if I want to stay on Google plus!!!
      XOX

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  16. Looooovvvvve it, Suzan!!!! That patina is jut perfect! Who would'ave thunk, huh???? lol Thanks for sharing your tips. I pinned it so that I could refer to it later! :) Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Oh...and Suzan....I just LOVE your shaggy hairstyle in your profile pic, girl!!! You got me thinking that I just might need a change....! :) Could you email me a couple photos of the sides and back so I could take them to my stylist?? ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  18. So happy I tuned into this post tonight. I've been trying to get the perfect color on some old brass handles. This will do it as I want them to match the Duck Egg blue in the back of the armoire! Yay for YOU! Patti@OldThingsNew

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    1. Yay for you dropping in!!!
      Thanks so much Patricia - you'll love the results - so much nicer in person!
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  19. Looks fabulous!!
    I thought I was emailing back and forth with you but don't remember seeing a no reply blogger in there....strange.

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  20. I have to say it but even as I type it I am smirking.I love your knobs....this has a different meaning in Australia too rude-very sorry but I do love them-love dee x

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  21. Definitely perfect! Oh..and I hate google+....for that very reason. They could fix it if they wanted to.

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  22. Pretty! That will look nice on white.

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  23. Very pretty - also my favorite hardware!

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  24. yep, it looks super believable! good job. Little Bit

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  25. Wow, it looks perfect! Great idea. Just filed this one away on my Pinterest board. :)

    I have changed my no-reply at least four times in the past year!! It's ridiculous. I don't know why it has to revert back. GGGRRRRR

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have an awesome week!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. I am so sorry for such a late reply Kathy - but thanks so much!!!

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  26. Oh wow! That looks awesome Suzan! Fantastic job on the handles!
    Wanted to also let you know that I'm doing a giveaway on my blog: http://lamaisonjolie.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/amazing-giveaway-by-personal-planners.html, would love for you to enter! xxx Have a great week! xxx

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  27. These turned out so cool! That style hardware is one of my favorites too. Have a great week Suzan :)

    hugs,
    Deborah

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  28. I never noticed you were a "no reply" commenter. You seem to answer back, but that may be just my imagination playing tricks on me! Love the patina trick.

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  29. What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  30. Absolutely brilliant! I'm always too impatient to wait for things to dry...so glad that good things come out of impatience!!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenna - patience is highly over rated LOL
      XOX

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  31. Love it...I will definitely by trying that in the future!

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  32. Hi Suzan! Love this project...think I'm gonna have to try it out on one of the many dressers I have to refinish! I'm a new follower, linking up from the Ironstone Nest blog hop. Hope you'll find time to come and visit me over at the Little Shack!

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  33. i love your new patina and I can't wait to see it with other colors. I too like to spray paint before the first coat is dry. I think it helps to soften the look, or I could be impatient too.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Traci

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    1. Thanks so much Traci - I think it's that we're impatient ( then we try to justify it LOL )
      XOX

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  34. These turned out fabulous. The patina looks like it's a vintage copper. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Suzanne

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  35. I LOVE this...going to try it out on a dresser I am working on next week. Fabulous idea...love those "I think I got it" moments...

    Julie

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  36. Wow! That sounds too good to be true. I must give this a try.

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  37. It looks fantastic, and I'm so glad to see you using Rust-oleum--I'm a huge fan of their paint! Thanks for the tip! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Leisa -
      I couldn't live without my Rust-o-leum!!!
      Have a great wknd,
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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  38. By Joe I think you got it! Really turned out fabulous. I love it when things happen lke that! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. Looks perfect - a happy accident! Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  40. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  41. I just heart happy accidents like this! I love your honesty about being impatient....I can completely relate! :) That is a beautiful finish & I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I love that when we are impatient we stumble upon a whole new way to do something, lol! I hate to wait in between coats....I usually do not. I have yet to meet a patient painter ;D Looks great! ~LK

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    1. Thanks SO much - always looking for short cuts LOL
      XOX

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