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Bronzing A Fireplace Mantel and A Brass Doors Insert

These  two pair well together –

A mantel, base painted Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn

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over that, a blend of metallic bronzes

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topped off with Black Glaze

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topped off with a little sparkle

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Love this color for mantels – would look good in any room, don’t you think?

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Oops! Almost forgot –  want to see the before?  See that crazy shrimp colored

F A U X marbled thing

tucked behind that gorgeous buffet?

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Oh geez, louise…..

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Way better.

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This next one –   we’ve all seen one of these before right?

doors

They are worthy of updating, after all,  replacing isn’t that easy – most are custom fit.   I painted these for a client, and will say they would have been easier to paint hung.    Clean the surface well, tape off the glass, and then brush /roll one coat of Reclaim Licorice (black)

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Let it dry, sand to remove any imperfections, and apply one more coat

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Again, feel the surface for any imperfections –  light sand with a fine grit paper to remove.     Apply a metallic, brushing on thin coats until fully covered.

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A black glaze, over the dried metallic finish, adds depth.

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Lastly,  once the finish is good and dry, apply several coats of a hard topcoat for protection.  I used Minwax Wipe On Poly, Satin (oil based)

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You could refinish yours with an eight ounce licorice, an eight ounce metallic blend,  an eight ounce black glaze,  a can of poly, and a brush.  About seventy-five bucks to replace the doors yourself.   And you’d even have some left to do a few other things laying around the house 🙂

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