Sunday, February 17, 2013

Altered jewellery stand

Can't quite get the effect of the gilding with the camera

Rubbed back for a more distressed look
Yesterday I did something I have not done in years, I went to a Jumble Sale.  I came away with loads of rubbish with an aim to up-cycle it into nice things.  Well that was the plan but a lot went into the bin!  

I got some lovely vintage fabric, napkins and clothes, mainly to wash and use for patchwork.  A nasty mirror and thing for hanging jewellery on and some books, some to read some to alter and all in all I spent about 2.00 :-)

Here is the first of them, altered and in my opinion better now.
Not my sort of thing as it is
Painted with acrylic paint, first leaf green followed by a coat of cream.  Then touched over with gilding size and flakes rubbed on for a random gilded effect
Not great photo's but it looks nicer in real life

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