Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Before and After: Urn

I found this urn in a Consignment store here in Memphis and felt that it needed a new life! I decided to use the One Step Paint, Antique Glaze, Light Wax, Dark Wax, and Dust of Ages to give it a completely new look.

Materials Needed:
-Iron Urn
-Amy Howard At Home One Step Paint
-Sponge Brush
-Amy Howard At Home Light Wax
-Amy Howard At Home Dark Wax
-2-3 China Bristle Brushes
-Amy Howard At Home Dust of Ages
-T-shirt rag

It was just the piece I needed yet not the right color
Gorgeous Details that are lost

First, I lightly brushed the piece clean of any dirt
I did not want to loose the rust and wear that will show up after I distress the piece
I completely covered the piece with One Step Paint using a Sponge Brush
Once the paint had dried, I went back with my Light Wax and 
lightly brushed it on using one of my China Bristle Brushes
*Once the Light Wax had dried (about 20-30 minutes), 
I came back with my Dark Wax to emphasize some of the details on the Urn
*After the Dark Wax dried, I polished the piece using a t-shirt rag
The final Urn has such a beautiful finish and 
you can really see the detail of the original piece

All finishing products are available on at your local 
Amy Howard At Home Retailer!


  1. LOVE it my friend... Talk about fabulous. I can think of several places to put that at my house. Just love it. Love the paint and how it turned out. I love a good find sister

  2. Just watched the tutorial on this and love the way it turned out! Thanks so much for sharing, Amy! Loving getting to now your product better! Best, Kennesha from Restoration House Interiors