I am a big fan of cast iron décor items. Hooks, signs, grates – it doesn’t matter! I like it in the typical black or rust colour but sometimes I like to change it up a bit.
I had this sign in my bathroom for many years. When I put up a new mirror though, it had to come down. Then it sat for quite a while waiting for a new home. Recently, I decided to give it a paint job and hang it above the window in my bathroom. The hooks won’t have much of a purpose above the window but I’m ok with that.
I started by spray painting it a matte white. Now I often use beeswax as a sealer on things that I paint but I wanted more of an antique feel this time.
I experimented by mixing a little bit of wax with a splash of walnut stain.
I used a rag and an old toothbrush to apply the wax and then rub it off. I left it in the crevices to give it an aged appearance.
I really like the way it turned out. I will wait until the wax hardens (if it hardens) and then put it up. I’ll let you know if it doesn’t quite work out the way I hope it will!
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