I decided to start with a spray of satin black. May I again just profess my love of all things that are satin black. Makes my heart go pitter patter! I taped off the mirrored portion with a little painter's tape and sprayed away. (BTW - I love seeing all my past projects sprayed onto my spray box!)
So I decided to use Rub-n-Buff for the first time (in silver leaf). I have seen where other bloggers have done some amazing stuff with Rub-n-Buff and decided it was time for me to try it myself. Here is a close up of how it looks going on. See how it brings out the detail in the raised portion of the panel. You can see the floral and leaf motif that just looks like black bumps in the picture before.
Now since this was my first time with Rub-n-Buff let me give you a few pointers.
1. Use it sparingly. A little goes a long way.
2. Try to just put a swipe on your finger and RUB instead of trying to load up a glob and smearing it out. It tends to stick pretty firmly to whatever you first touch it to.
3. The more you rub it - the more luster it gets.
4. What if your finger slips and you get a big rub of silver across your nice black panel? Just keep some handy black gloss craft paint on stand by to cover up any of those missed swipes!
So here is my finished product - I love how antique and gothic they came out!
Looks a lot better than the gold before don't you think?
Now my only problem is trying to figure out where to put them. Originally - my plan was to use them to flank either side of the mirror in our dining area. But the finish just isn't a match. I might have to find something to put in between them. (Oh Darn!) My only other idea would be potentially on one of the narrow walls in our master bath. So I need your help! Anyone else have any ideas where they might go? What would you put in between them?
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