Bronze Alligator Patina

By Candace Stuckey, Owner/Artist at Casually Southern in Hartsville, SC.

So I found this little table at a yard sale and immediately knew it could be transformed into something exquisite to be enjoyed for years to come. The  veneer on the top was bubbling at the edges slightly and I knew they had to be reglued and the top reimagined. As I thought about what could be done, I decided a stencil would be the answer. I did not want just a flat lifeless stencil so I used a little Dixie Bell mud through the stencil to create a raised alligator skin right there on the table top. The entire table was then painted in bronze patina paint in a crosshatch pattern after it dried to create more texture for the wax finish to settle. Blue patina spray applied to the bronze patina paint to achieve the green hue. Black wax worked into the finish and buffed to a shine to attain this gorgeous finish.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesRollers, Stenciling & Embossing

Products Used

  • Dixie Belle Bronze Patina Paint
  • Dixie Belle mud
  • Dixie Belle Alligator Stencil
  • Blue Patina Spray
  • Annie Sloan Black wax
  • Dixie Belle Gator Hide

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