Here's a quick post on a recent project I did. I couldn't resist three cute artificial Christmas trees at the craft store A.C. Moore (99 cents each!), although they were a little too bright for my taste. It's hard to find trees with a vintage look, and I knew I could transform them at home. I mixed some gold antique glaze with a little water, then brushed it on the trees with a small paintbrush. I used a light touch, trying not to overload the branches in order to keep some silver color. I like the result, and plan to cover the less attractive stand with a lace doily as a tree skirt. A la 'Curious Sofa' look. I'll show you how they end up in my Christmas decor in the next few weeks.
Here's a garish tree before its' transformation:
The difference may be subtle in these photos, but definitely noticeable in reality. Happy decorating!