I've been having fun with all the metal pieces I've accumulated over the years. As you know, my spring cleaning took on a life of its own. I unearthed quite a few lamp parts, and other metal treasures. I'm giving them all more character.
Last year, I did a post entitled "Tarnished Silver and White", in which I showed you how I gave a metal frame a tarnished look.
I used a similar technique on the pieces here. Only I used my own mix of stain instead of black paint.
The tray with the figure was a bright gold painted composite metal. This is another case where I was in a hurry to get at it. The only before I have is of the dolphin lamp part, here in the upper left. The other pieces had a similar finish.
After silver leafing, and my stain mixture, I had a tarnished and aged look. The lions are banks, but I'm planning to add weight to the interior, and use them as bookends.
Here are the dolphins. I left hints of gold here and there.
The two lamp parts make perfect candle stands. Just the right fit.
You can call it tarnished, aged, yucked up, or whatever. I love the look.
It's a beautiful day here. Perfect for more projects. See ya soon.
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