Recreate the look of pricey Anthropologie decor with this technique! By combining various art products with metallic paint you can create faux metal decor. I updated an inexpensive plastic wall hook to make it look like a chic metal Anthropologie hook. Here’s how you can do it, too.
- Letter Wall Hook
- DecoArt Media Crackle Medium
- DecoArt Media Sand Texture Paste
- Metallic paint – Gold and Silver
- Antiquing Cream – Carbon Black
Step one: Spread the crackle medium over all the surfaces of the hook. Use a flat texture tool to smooth out the medium over the surfaces. The medium will crack as it dries. You just have to be patient!
Step two: When the crackle medium has dried completely, paint the letter and the hook with metallic gold paint. Two applications of paint should suffice.
Step three: To recreate the rusted metal look that the Anthropologie hook has, spread the sand texture paste over the center of the letter. Use a flat texture tool to apply and spread the paste as desired. Let the sand texture dry completely.
Step four: Paint over the dried sand texture with silver metallic paint.
Step five: To age the “metal” and to create a rusty, aged appearance, use black antiquing cream. I like to use a foam make-up sponge to pick up the antiquing cream and to rub it into the cracks and various textures on the project. Use a clean, dry, soft towel to wipe off any excess antiquing cream.
Your Anthropologie hack is now complete! Once you have all the right tools and textures you can easily make several faux metal wall hooks. Put several together to spell a word or name, and use them to decorate and organize your mud room or entry way. Have fun crafting and creating designer inspired decorative pieces for your home!