31 Mar How to Create Beautiful Old World Finishes on Brass Chandeliers
I love the lines of brass chandeliers but I have to admit, I’m not a fan of brass. I do however LOVE the look of Venetian Bronze and old world finishes. This was the very first chandelier I ever transformed.
The European paint finish we create on brass chandeliers look and feel better than Venetian bronze and has amazing texture and detail. Can you see it?
This particular candelier sold within minutes of putting it on the market so I had to make another one just for us.
Maybe it’s just me, but I think they’re so pretty!
The candelier can be used indoors or outdoors. This also looks great finished in a vintage white patina. Can you just imagine how beautiful these would look if you hung several of them under a large white tent for an outdoor garden wedding?
You don’t have to just stick to this particular color combination. Use your imagination and personality to create anything your heart desires from bright, whimsical colors to rich neutrals like the one we did on our latest garden wedding candelier.
We have a gal who helps us out once a week and this was her first piece she tried. The only thing I did was suggest the colors; she did the rest. She layered American Paint Company’s Dollar Bill, Rushmore and Home Plate brushing them one at a time in a sloppy splish splash manner.
Isn’t it amazing!!! Tanya ROCKS!!
This sold within minutes at the expo. Somebody had asked me if you could paint on metal and I turned around to show this to them and it was already gone!
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