I just had to try using gesso and paint
I follow Rosemary's blog Villabarnes and she has perfected the art of old world finishes using gesso
I painted this previously gold frame with slate blue by rust-oleum, followed by a good thick coat of gesso
Then used a rag to wipe some of the gesso back off. Gesso is found in the art department of any craft store
I love that it is perfectly imperfect!
These two wall sconces were next
Until the two became one......I dropped the other one on the garage floor and it broke...poop!
Rosemary has tons of variations on her blog using different colored paints and gesso
I definitely will use this method again!
These will be going to the "Fancy Flea" in April
How'd I do Rosemary???