Interior designer/TV personality Alison Victoria visits "AOL BUILD Speaker Series: Alison Victoria" at AOL Studios In New York on April 7, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Give Your Cabinets An Upgrade With Alison Victoria's Clever Trick
Alison Victoria of HGTV’s "Windy City Rehab" loves a brass finish, but since solid brass can be expensive and hard to find, she has a budget-friendly upgrade — brass shim stock.
Shim stock is a thin gauge metal sheet that you can apply to surfaces to create a metallic finish. When on the "Rachael Ray Show," Victoria said, "[Y]ou can wrap it over anything."
She continued, "[Y]ou take it and you're going to use an adhesive . . . [and] put it onto the brass shim stock. And then you're going to put it on the actual surface."
Victoria then went on to apply the shim stock to the inset of a cabinet door. Once it's completely glued down and dry, the finished product was a stunning and elegant DIY.
If you want to make it look aged, "you can come in and just spray it with vinegar," Victoria explained. "You're going to let this stuff sit for 24 hours and then it patinas."