Faux

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This is a prime example of working collaboratively with a customer to find an end result. They allowed us the freedom to make these colors work and highlight the design of the base; not just paint it.

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Before. Simple MDF board carved in an intricate Greek key pattern. The square opening in the medallion is the size of the chandelier base; we found this base to be small as compared to the size of the glass unit itself. and hence offered a little suggestion…

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…which was to allow us to faux a hammered metal decorative finish to give the chandelier more “umph” at its base.

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We had to match colors for the base coat and glaze coat, then use an appropriate tool to achieve the desired effect. In this case, we had to actually construct a tool to do the job.

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Even under close inspection the colors and patterns come very close to the original.

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Four coats of protective satin polyurethane completes the look, making a mere medallion into a true work of art, worthy of showing off to your friends, neighbors and relatives. We offer so many more ideas on our Pinterest page as well. http://www.pinterest.com/mwsllc

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