Cheese Grater Vase & Antiquing Method

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Searching for a vintage cheese grater is a thing of the past...

This antiquing method creates the perfect aged patina! Homeroad.net


Antique graters are hard to find and creating these gorgeous and very functional vases was next to impossible without having to use the blinding new metal of today's cheese graters.

You can see a post I did with an original antique cheese grater here.

Now try this and compare the two... you will be amazed!

I painted on a coat of Sophisticated Finishes in Patina Green that I had in my workshop... I thought I'd give it a try even though they recommend a 2 step process.
(please note this is not a sponsored post)

It actually speeds up the oxidation process...

This antiquing method creates the perfect aged patina in just 5 minutes! Homeroad.net

You can see it starting to work right away.

And here it is after only about 5 minutes.

This antiquing method creates the perfect aged patina! Homeroad.net

When the cheese grater was finished oxidizing I attached it to a very old and crackled wood board.

I added a little metal bling that was from a piece of furniture covered with metal hardware
found on the side of the road.

This antiquing method creates the perfect aged patina! Homeroad.net

The bottom handle works great as a towel bar too!

The aged patina is beautiful!

I added a wooden bottom to the inside of the grater so a jar can be set inside and the grater can be used to hold fresh flowers as well as faux or dried flowers.

This antiquing method creates the perfect aged patina! Homeroad.net

I'm going to give the Sophisticated Finishes a try on all my shiny metal... it really creates a 
beautiful patina!

This antiquing method creates the perfect aged patina! Homeroad.net

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4 comments

  1. this combo is adorable. thanks for the great tip on aging metal.

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  2. Very cute!!! :-)

    Have a great weekend!
    Sherri

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  3. Susan, I love how you antiqued this grater to give it a vintage look. I've never done that so I'll have to give it a try. Thanks so much for linking up with our Something To Talk About Link Party and I hope you join us again tomorrow morning. have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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  4. What a great repurpose idea, Susan. Love it and pinned to share! I'm definitely going to try the Sophisticated Finishes in the Green Patina. I love their products and the patina they give and have used the iron and bronze on numerous projects. Thanks for the great tip!

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