Most furniture pieces can easily take on a new look with some paint and patina. This wine bar makeover turned out better than expected.
Sometimes finding inspiration for a piece is the hardest part of the painting. I let each piece speak to me before I make a decision on the color and type of finish.
The lead on the glass door was exposed to water and was already starting to rust and patina when I bought it. I decided to continue the patina effect and carry that effect to the wood wine holder and the hardware. I knew the patina would stand out and contrast with black paint. So this is how inspiration struck.
What a big transformation for this outdated drop leaf wine bar cabinet that was $40.
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There are many different ways to achieve a patina finish. I decided to use Modern Masters Metal Effects.
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Apply the metal effects primer, following the directions. You may need two coats of the primer.
Apply the oxidizing bronze paint. Apply the first coat and let dry and while the second coat is still wet you begin to spray on the metal effects patina.
Spray on metal effects patina. This step needs to be done while the second coat of the oxidizing paint is still wet from step 2. When applying the spray, apply heavily in some areas and light in others. This will give you a variegated look. The patina begins to happen immediately after spraying.
There is no need to seal the oxidized patina, it already has a natural protective coating.
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