Aging Metal

A few weeks ago I ordered some brass darkening solution
for my shiny brass door knobs.
It didn’t work on my door handles because they were sealed with lacquer.

So I tried it on these new metal buckets I purchased at Target for $2.50 each.
I applied the watery solution to the metal with a sponge brush.
It only took a few minutes to turn darker.
See the difference?
I looked for this stuff at the hardware store but ended up ordering it on Amazon.
I filled the bucket with brown string lights and pine cones.
I’m getting ready to decorate my porch….(so sick of pumpkins about now).
In time, I know the weather would do this to my shiny buckets but…
since I want quick results – this brass darkening solution worked much better.

Linking to these parties:
French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday