Today on the blog is the “4th Step in my Five Steps to Restore Thrift Store items.” This is a five video series where I purchased second hand items to rescue and restore. I will be sharing all about A Maker’s Studio products.
Restoring Thrift Store Items with A Maker’s Studio Products
Refurbishing Second Hand Items
I love to restore thrift store items. As it allows me to craft a beautiful life. Being a Difference Maker and enjoying the bragging rights is what I love to do.
A Maker’s Studio Launch
As you know, I am a Maker Boss for A Maker’s Studio and carry all of their products on my website. You can go here to shop.
Last month, I went to the Launch of A Maker’s Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. You can go here to read about my trip.
I will be sharing all about A Maker’s Studio products. Refurbishing second hand items. As you know, I am a Maker Boss for A Maker’s Studio and carry all of their products online on my website. You can go here to shop.
The Launch of A Maker’s Sudio Products was a huge celebration. I met so many amazing women and heard some very inspirational speakers.
I felt so blessed to be invited to Amy and Gene Howard’s home. The picture above was Amy and I at the beginning of the launch. Below are me and other Maker’s enjoy a fabulous time getting to know each other.
Once you clean your piece with furniture polish, you can paint with the Rescue and Restore Paint, no other prep is needed. In fact, A Maker’s Studio has a variety of Sealer’s, Waxes and Stains that can be used over the paint but none are required. The Rescue and Restore Paint has a built in Sealer.
Once your piece has been painted the real fun begins. I love stenciling or gilding and today is all about gilding!
There is only three steps to Gilding:
- Find your piece and apply the Gilding Size and let it sit for about ten minutes so the Gilding can come to Tack.
- Apply the Leaf. A Maker’s Studio carries Gold, Silver, Copper and Variegated Copper. When applying the Leaf you should rub it into the piece which is a process called burnishing. The dictionary says, burnish means to polish something by rubbing.
- Final step is the take a Chip Brush and Brush the piece to remove the remaining Leaf that has not adhered with the Tack.
Not only can anything be gilded; wood, fabric, metal, glass, hardware, etc. but gilding can be used with our Adhesive Stencils as well.
Tomorrow, I’ll share with you the “5th Step in my 5 Steps to Restore Thrift Store items.” I will be discussing Chalk Art and Stencils.
If you’d like to watch my video, you can go to my YouTube channel: Cynthia Nessel Create With Cynthia.
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