A garden ornament in a yard
Photo: Richard Felber
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11. Give A Garden Ornament Patina

Get the look of a vintage garden ornament without the price. Buy a new piece and weather it yourself by lightly sanding the surface and applying a faux-rust finish. Then leave it outside to further develop its "aged" patina. Similar to shown: Cape Craftsman 56-inch Folding Armillary Garden Statue, $47; $72; lowes.com. Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Solution, $6.50 for a 4-ounce bottle; michaels.com for stores
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