My first post ... just a place to share my adventures with home décor projects, DIY, crafting and organizing, and all things home-related.
Will start with one of my latest attempts - distressing a concrete pineapple finial. It's definitely a work in progress ...
Using paint to distress and age items isn't as easy as I thought it would be. Or maybe the problem was the paint color I used in the "during" photo - it had a lot of pink undertones and just didn't look natural. When in doubt, add more paint!
Grabbed my jar of kitchen cabinet touchup paint that was just the right shade - creamy white. Used a stencil sponge to dab the white on the raised areas of the pineapple, leaving the deep ridges dark.
Hmmm ... I think it's come full circle and the "after" looks a lot like the "before." Gives me renewed appreciation for natural patina!