I found this vintage ceramic bust on one of my trips to my local Salvation Army Thrift store. I had a great DIY I wanted to try out to transform this find into an aged, faux cement bust.
Here is what you need and how you can transform thrifted decor with this effect.
I cleaned the ceramic bust with dish soap to remove any dirt or residue.
One dry, you can use either a spray primer or any other adhesion product. I used Ultra Grip since I had some on hand and applied it to the whole bust. This step will ensure the paint adheres. Make sure to follow instructions for drying time.
Pour a small amount of grey paint onto your wax paper. I used approximately half a scoop of Sea Spray (texture additive) and mixed it until it had a peanut butter consistency. This will add texture to the paint, giving the bust a rustic, aged look.
Make sure to make lots of brushstrokes when painting the bust.
Once it’s completely painted, let the paint dry.
To add some depth, I applied clear wax over the bust and then wiped away the excess. I then applied a small amount of black wax to add definition, working it into the cracks and details. I wiped off the excess wax with a shop rag.
And that’s it! This was a quick and easy DIY transforming this vintage find into an aged, faux ceramic bust. Make sure to try this out on your next DIY project. Happy thrifting!