I really like how people incorporate their initials into their home. It gives a subtle personal touch to any space. I incorporated the letter B into my office for my last name. When I bought the letter, it came in a black finish. I wanted to create an aged gold look so it would compliment all of my oil-rubbed bronze pieces.
To create this aged look, I took a small dab of vaseline and rubbed it lightly on the parts of the B that would naturally age. Such as the corners and raised areas. After applying the vaseline, I spray painted the entire B with two coats of gold. Once it was completely dried, I took a paper towel and wiped the parts of the B where I applied the vaseline. When doing this, do little bits at a time so you only wipe away portions. This was a very fun and simple project, good luck!