“We don’t mind that it’s chippy and old….we don’t care if it’s faded, rusty, or worn. We love the story behind it and the patina on it – JUNK!”
-My Passion for Decor
Sometimes an item comes to you all worn and beautiful, HAPPY DANCE, and sometimes we have to make them that way.
WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?
Why not just buy old, worn,chippy and/or full of rust or patina?
It’s a little thing called…….$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Let’s face it…..junkin, flea market, vintage, old farmhouse, rustic, and reclaimed is valuable stuff. Some areas have a great supply and others… not so much. If you live somewhere where the pickings are slim, it sure is nice to turn what you have, or find, into something that looks like it’s been around for ages.
Modern Masters asked if we would like to try this Metal Effects Patina Oxidizing Finish Kit. Did someone say patina? Ummmmmm, YES PLEASE!
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A few months back….or maybe more like a year ago now…we purchased a cabinet from an ad. When we picked it up the guy gave us a bunch of other items that had some smoke damage, for free. We figured we would see if we could do anything to salvage some of them since they were free and all.
One was this lamp……
It lived outside for about a year. I was just about to give it up and then this kit inspired an idea to turn it into an…..
Upcycled Lantern Stand With Patina
Here’s what we did….
SUPPLIES FOR UPCYCLED LANTERN STAND
Modern Masters Oxidizing Finish Kit
Old Swing Arm Lamp Stand
Old sheet or cardboard to paint lamp on.
TerraCotta Clay Pot
Unscrew and remove wiring from the lamp.
Put lamp back together without wiring and light bulb section.
Followed exact instructions for the patina kit.
After it was completely covered in a gorgeous patina, the terracotta pot was placed on top of the light area. A washer was added to the bottom of the clay pot since the drainage hole was too large and the pot would have slipped off.
Super simple right? The kit was really easy to use, and I can’t wait to do more projects with it. We used about half the product (or less) for this upcycled lantern stand.
We have added it to out backyard makeover that we are just about to finish up after two years!!!! You can see some of our budget friendly projects here:
So tell us, do you love patina? Can you find old pieces in your area easily or no?