Cheese Grater Vase & Antiquing Method5:00:00 AM
Searching for a vintage cheese grater is a thing of the past...
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.
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.
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It actually speeds up the oxidation process...
You can see it starting to work right away.
And here it is after only about 5 minutes.
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 I
found on the side of the road.
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.
I'm going to give the Sophisticated Finishes a try on all my shiny metal... it really creates a
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