NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  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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The Brass Door Showstopper Alison Victoria Nailed On Rock The Block
Alison Victoria of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab” proves just how impactful exterior design can be during the design competition show “Rock the Block.”
The designer explained, “[It’s] all about curb appeal. It’s your first impression. I want to make sure it looks like a million bucks.”
To do this, Victoria upgraded the home’s standard front door by using unlacquered brass as the finish. “All of it just looks like a solid brass door,” she explained.
You can achieve the same look for your front door by using metallic paint on it. The paint is durable, helps prevent rust, and withstands the elements.
Another option is shim stock, a thin gauge metal that can be cut into shapes for resurfacing furniture and decorative features. “You can [...] wrap anything in it,” said Victoria.
Victoria shared that vinegar is the secret to making the brass look patinaed. Spraying a little onto the surface and allowing it to sit gives the brass an aged and antique look.