I really enjoyed being on the design team for Restaurant Impossible this season and I’m extremely proud of the restaurants we gave a makeover to. I love collaborating with the team to figure out how we are going to do all this work in just 36 hours and then sharing some of those projects with you. Here is another one of the projects we did to add rustic charm to Peppino’s Restaurant. This time we used a Patina Solution from Modern Master’s Inc.
I used bi-fold doors cut down to shutters for each mirror a.k.a. faux window. Let me show you how easy it is to get this look. Let me apologize now for these pictures. It is extremely difficult to take photos of mirrors, especially while on the set. lol
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Supplies need to create the look of aged patina:
- Blue Patina Solution
- Green Patina Solution
- Copper Paint (This is the one I use for Patina)
- Bronze Paint (This is the one I use for Patina)
- Asst. Chip Brushes
- Flat latex Paint in color of choice
- Sealer (This is the one formulated for the Patina)
Just as we did with the room divider, we started with some bi-fold doors from the ReStore Habitat for Humanity. These were perfect because we were able to cut them in half and use the Cathedral edge for half of the shutters and the straight edge for the other half.
We wanted the undertone of these shutters to be green so we chose a green flat latex paint for our first layer. I didn’t want complete coverage so I made a color wash.
Getting an Aged Patina Look Instructions:
Step 1) Mix 50% flat latex paint with 50% water. Stir well
Step 2) Using a 3″ chip brush, apply the wash in the direction of the grain.
Step 3) Quickly wipe with a Terry Cloth rag to create a stria’ effect. This is what they will look like. Let Dry.
Step 6) Let dry completely to see the full effect. This is the tough part!
Step 7) Seal with Permacoat Sealer.
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