Hello friends things have been busy here and the weather has finally improved.

Many of you may recognize this door.  I made the purchase after debating and waiting for a bit.  Truth, the finish on this piece was nothing that I expected.  Truth, it looked as if it had been sponge painted.  This is not the look I wanted and was looking for with my décor.

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So, the decision I made was to make it my own by painting it Chateau Gray ASCP.  I painted this with two coats.  I made sure to let this cure for a day or two.

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I knew it still was not the look I wanted and used  a generous coat of Mocha Glaze that I purchased quite a while ago from Lowes.  I wiped some of the excess off and began the drying process. But….

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I went one step further and mixed my own glaze using Folk Art Pigment in Raw Umber and plain glaze from Lowes.  I put on another generous coat and wiped off some of the excess again.

After letting this completely dry again, I lightly sanded the door making sure I left the edges and certain areas with the two-step glaze process.

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Excuse the picture of myself taking this,  YIKES!

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BAM, I achieved the look I wanted.

I finished by adding a tin piece I found at Michael’s and added some golden dried Hydrangea with a tan ribbon.  SUCCESS!!  Don’t you love when that happens?

More things that have been going on will be shared soon.  Enjoy your week!

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