I really like to make things look OLD. Okay, except maybe myself. In the case of me I use Oil of Olay moisturizer on my face daily. Because it is supposed to make me look younger and feel refreshed. And because it smells like my Grams. But I digress...
So other than myself, I like to give things that rustic, aged, vintage-y look. And since we are in the midst of this blizzard in Oklahoma, I've been worrying about the birds. So I bought a couple of bird-feeders, a birdhouse and some seed (along with grapes and blueberries past their date, which they are loving by the way).
So if you like your bird feeders like you like your wine and scotch, then this tutorial is for you!
How to make a new bird feeder look like its seen a winter or two tutorial
-Clear glaze mixing medium (I used Valspar from Lowe's)
-Sponge brush or paintbrush
-Acrylic paint (I used the color Burnt Umber)
-Base paint color (I used a sample can of Martha Stewart Living in Bonsai from Home Depot)
-Bird Feeder (I used a basic cedar one that I bought at a chain store. I didn't feel like waiting around on the husband to hand make one...I would still be waiting til next year...Love you honeybunny!)
-Jar or cup to mix your glaze in
-Mod Podge or Krylon Clear Coat
Then for heaven's sake get inside where its warm and watch the birdies flock to their new/old feeder!!