PAINTING & AGING A BRICK FIREPLACE & BOOKSHELVES WITH TEA STAIN GLAZE
My client asked me to paint her fireplace and surrounding bookshelves.
I primed and painted a beigy off white and used a tea stain glaze to age it.
She loved all things French, so I added a metallic gold fleur de lis with a stencil.
I sanded on it a bit to distress it and make it look old. I used a dark umber craft paint and tiny brush to outline it, making it look like it could be three dimensional.
I love "shadowing".
I did the same process on the shelves, but I crackled them.
The crackling helped make them look old, too.
This is a really beautiful older home.