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09/28/2015 10:56PM ● Published by Jennifer Highet

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Craft It

October 2015
By Jennifer Highet

HUTCH MAKEOVER
A hutch inherited from a beloved family member or found at a yard sale can be a beautiful statement piece in the dining area. This featured item is French Provincial. While it has exquisite lines, the standard color of off-white and gold didn’t really go with the style of the room. With a little paint and updated hardware, this outdated hutch will not only be a show stopper, but provide storage space.

YOU WILL NEED:
spray cleaner
paper towels
satin or semi-gloss paint
ultra smooth sponge roller
small paintbrush

1. Remove all hardware.
2. Thoroughly clean the furniture.
3. Allow to fully dry.
4. Put down your first light coat. The key to getting a smooth finish on furniture if you don’t have a spray gun is using an ultra smooth roller.
5. Once paint is completely dry, apply another coat. Plan to do about three all together.
6. Once the piece has no tackiness to its surface, take a fine grade sandpaper to it. You can sand to soften or you can sand to shabby, whichever you prefer.
7. Wipe item down with a damp cloth and dry with lint-free towel.
8. Apply a finishing paste and build up to desired sheen.
9. Reattach hardware. (See tutorial below on how to achieve a patina.)

Note: The paint used on this item is Behr Teal Ice, mixed with an
equal amount of white paint.

AGING METALS WITH PATINA
Patina items add that special something when used as accent decor. There are different ways to achieve the look, but the best results come from using Modern Masters Metal paint, which comes in a variety of reactive paint colors and aging solutions and can be applied to virtually any surface. Use on hardware, lighting fixtures, vases, jars, candle holders, picture frames, flower pots, wood items; the possibilities are endless.

For this project you will need reactive paint and activator which comes in rust, green patina or blue patina, as well as a spritzer top, sealer and paintbrush (gloves are recommended).

1. Make sure your item is free of grime.
2. If you are applying more than one coat, allow paint to dry before adding another. Once you have reached your desired coverage and the paint is still wet, immediately spritz your item lightly with the patina spray. Don’t worry if the patina drips down the sides; it will add character to your piece.
3. As the patina dries, it will deepen, so allow it to set before you add more paint and patina. The more paint and patina you add, the darker the item will turn, to an almost black/gray.
4. Apply a sealer once dry.

Notes: Aging Blue Patina and Bronze Reactor Paint were used
on the items pictured.

MASON JAR CHANDELIER
This mason jar chandelier is a one-of-a-kind item. The chandelier and lids were aged with the patina steps outlined above, and the jars are vintage blue glass Balls, but any type of mason jar would work. You will need a drill, small drill bit, wire or tin cutters, gloves and some patience.

1. Remove your existing glass shades, take the socket ring and draw a circle inside the mason jar lid to provide a pattern for cutting.
2. Drill an opening into the center of the circle large enough to give your cutters access. Wear gloves, as the metal will be sharp.
3. The opening in the lid must be a bit larger than the socket ring, but test the fit by sliding it onto your socket. It’s much easier to make it larger than it is start over if it is too big.
4. Put your lid inside the ring before you put it on the socket and screw on the socket ring. The socket ring will hold your lid in place.
5. Insert your light bulbs they need to fit through the mouth of the jar) and screw the mason jar into the lid.

Note: 40-watt auradescent bulbs seem to give off the most pleasing
light.

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