Posts Categorized: #Verdigris

Paint a Patina

    These Railroad Lanterns are from 1st Dibs and have a gorgeous, natural patina that developed over years. They are an excellent study in the range and variety of surface color that develops with age and perfect for inspiration. There are countless mediums you can use to replicate patina but my favorite, especially for… Read more »

Weathered Zinc

Today’s post is a follow-up to Monday’s Patina and Verdigris. I appreciate everyone’s patience as I continue to learn how much information is too much and how much is not enough. My mailbox was full of questions so I’m going to interpret that as not enough. When I first started using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint… Read more »

Patina and Verdigris

The original finish of this outdoor light when I purchased it from Horchow several years ago ( I think they still sell them) was a dark bronze.   I wanted to take some the “newness” off and give it a more vintage look. It is easy to create a verdigris finish with a variety of… Read more »

The Look of Verdigris

There are many techniques and products to create the look of Verdigris. This is one of my favorites because it is easy, works on any surface and is long lasting, even on outdoor furnishings. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in this order: One coat of each, leaving spots where other colors show through.   1. Graphite *2…. Read more »

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