Today is Vintage Inspired Friday sponsored by Debra at Common Ground.
If you haven't ever visited Debra's blog, you need to run over there right now! Debra is a most talented woman and her blog reflects her sophistication.
I am going to share with you a vintage heat register that I made-over using the Annie Sloan products.
Do you remember that several weeks ago I shared this fabulous find with you?
Its original charm had been totally compromised by gold spray paint.
A Good Price Indeed But Rather Garish
I Love the Detailing
This register (or 'grill') is two pieces and is hinged at the bottom. I decided right away that with a little paint and wax it would become a very lovely piece of wall art. So I went to work!
Shown here is my can of Graphite Chalk Paint
I used a small artist's brush to paint both sections. I had to really use a stippling technique to get into all of the crevices.
The paint is totally dry in this picture, but obviously lackluster and very chalky
The next step was to wax. I used the Annie Sloan 'Dark'
A very soft rag works extremely well. So I cut up an old t-shirt.
This step, though not difficult, was time consuming. There are a lot of highs and lows and I wanted an even sheen.
When I was finished waxing I let my treasure dry thoroughly before hanging it on the wall. I am very proud of my efforts but most of the credit should go to Annie Sloan. I hung it next to my china cupboard in our dinning/sun room.
What a Difference!
Thank you for having a look. I hope you enjoyed this progression of pictures.
I am fighting a virus that has moved through our social circle over the past 2 weeks. I wore myself out helping Larry create a sleeping loft and new petite bathroom. We completed our work just in time to host a very long time friend from Miami for 4 days; and then we all came down with the dread virus.
Head on over to Debra's now!
Hope to see you soon~