Beauty Before Age

Materials, especially wood and metal, gain their own character after being exposed to the elements year after year. If you want to add Old World charm to your front entry or a patio space, you can “speed up” the process with a faux-finish treatment for wood and/or a rust activator for metal. The wood for the posts shown here was treated with a proprietary, three-step process to impart a reclaimed look. The “aged” wrought iron adds historically influenced drama. — Sara Bendrick, landscape designer and TV host

 

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