Metal Wall Décor – Painted, Distressed & Antiqued

IMG_6974IMG_6979_collageMy husband and I found this nice metal wall hanging at an estate sale. I have been looking for something to put on my kitchen wall ever since we repainted it.  I love the designs on it but it was in need of some TLC. It was rusting and pieces were flaking off both on the front and back.  First I  scraped off all the areas that had loose pieces and sanded it lightly.  Then I painted it Sherwin Williams Empire Gold – made into chalk paint.  This is the same color as my dining room which is close to where I will have this in my house.  I only had to paint one coat because I really wanted the original black to show from underneath. Then I distressed it which is very easy to do on metal pieces. Then I put on clear wax, let it dry and then antiqued it with dark wax.  This was one of the easiest projects I have done in a long time.

Here it is hanging In my kitchen over the pantry door. I love it!

Here it is hanging In my kitchen over the pantry door. I love it!

 

Vintage wall divider panels refurbished for the men’s bathroom in Country Kitchen

We have been remodeling at the Country Kitchen and now have 2 men’s bathrooms. I worked on some old vintage room dividers that have been in the restaurant since it’s beginning 30 years ago to use for privacy panels in one of the bathrooms. The bathrooms have beautiful new tile walls and floors and didn’t look very vintage so I wasn’t sure if it was going to work. I painted a two tone effect of two shades of gray to match the tiles and I varnished with a heavy duty varnish.  I think they came out really nice and I was so happy to be able to use something we already had laying around the restaurant – especially after the expenses of doing this nice renovation.

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