Don’t let a dated brass thrift store find scare you away! Try this fun painted brass with patina technique to revive even the worst of home decor items.

This wall shelf was one of my discovered goodies, and the perfect size to prop some folded washcloths and a place to hang towels in our small bathroom.

Now, I know that Brass is on a big comeback, whether I like it or not. But the fact of the matter is that brass isn’t usually what my eye gravitates to.

The Pickling Wash paints work great on wood to give it an aged feel, but I have yet to try those myself. Let me know if you have, and the results you found!

So I began to layer on the brushed metal paint, and was very pleased with how it adhered to the brass.

After a couple of coats of brushed metal, the gold/orange tones of the brass were practically diminished and it was ready for the milk paint.

It took 2 coats of the white milk paint to almost cover it. After completely dry, I took some sandpaper and lightly sanded some of the milk paint off to expose the silver metal underneath.

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