I have been wanting something to hang above my television for a while. It needed to be quite long and have a shabby look to it. In all honesty I wanted some architectural salvage, but wasn't finding anything, at least not in the budget.
Here is a piece of a bed I was given. It is a really neat piece with curves in all the right places.
After taking all the bed hardware off the back, I flipped it over and drew a design with chalk.
After I was satisfied with my design, I grabbed my glacage. Love this stuff.
Using a ziploc like a piping bag, I followed my design (for the most part). After this you need to let it dry before you can do anything else. Here is where it is a good idea to have another project occupy your time. I waited about 24 hours to do the next step.
I painted the hole thing with a creamy white, After the paint was dry, I distressed it and waxed it with clear and dark wax to bring out the detail.
Here is the finished piece.
You can see why I needed something up there. It isn't empty anymore!