Vintage and shabby chic style are ruling the world now and everybody’s trying to add some shabby chic to their spaces, enjoy rusty accessories and furniture. Weather or whitewash ceilings or walls, age metal furniture and accessories, if you have wooden furniture, make it faux barn wood with various easy finishes. Crochet and sew cutest items to create a cool shabby chic look in your home. Today I’m going to give you one more idea to achieve a shabby chic ambience in your home or in outdoor spaces, I’m talking about patina.
What Is Patina?
Patina is a thin layer that variously forms on the surface of copper, bronze and similar metals, it’s produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. Of course, we won’t wait until all your metal pieces oxidize and get this appealing look, we’ll take everything in our own hands.
How Can We Achieve This Patina Look?
There are a lot of ideas to create faux patina finish with various shades and intensity. There are special paints and activators that allow you changing your copper finish or surface easily without much effort. You may use various patina-imitating solutions and glazings. If you don’t want to use them, just buy some clear ammonia to do the same without chemicals. Having read the tutorials, you can create adorable patina decorations: patina planters, frames, mirrors, candleholders, metal letters and tables. I especially love garden furniture decorated with faux patina, it makes your outdoor spaces so refined! Read the tutorials below to find out the best technique to faux patina your items!