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A Bronzed Living Room

A Victorian living room is revived through the use of gold and bronze painting techniques.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

DiY experts transform this living room by bronzing the walls; applying a faux wood-grain technique for the pocket doors; gold-leafing the fireplace and applying a faux-rust finish to the planters.

Color your living room with bronze.

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

Faux Finish Bronzing Technique

Learn a faux-finish bronzing technique to bring a rich glow of color to walls.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Paint Faux Wood-Grain Pocket Doors

Liven up pocket doors with a faux wood-grain technique.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Paint a Gold-Leafed Fireplace

A rich coat of paint and gold-leaf accents add a dash of panache to the Victorian-era fireplace.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

Painted Planters and Pots

Create an aged appearance for pots and planters using a rust activator and iron paint.

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