Create the look of worn-metal architectural letters to display a little joy on a holiday mantel or entry table.Janell Beals, Isabella & Max Rooms
Select letters, gather paint, brushes and rag.
Brush a layer of primer over letter surfaces, leaving noticeable brush strokes in varying directions. Let dry to the touch.
Brush a layer of metallic paint over letter surfaces, leaving noticeable brush strokes in varying directions.
Wipe away excess metallic paint with rag.
Mix or use rust-colored paint to brush highlights over letter edges and any rough or raised areas.
Wipe away excess rust-colored paint.
Brush on second layer of metallic paint to diffuse rust accents.
Using rag, rub in metallic paint and wipe away any excess.
Spell out the season's greetings on a table, mantel or location of your choice to spread a little holiday joy.