Can a passionate DIY painter and blogger still design and repaint a bright, previously painted chest, after getting an all-new shoulder just three weeks ago? Oh yes! Fortunately, my painting hand is the “good” one, doing most of the work, but it’s amazing how we use both hands and don’t know it.
This adorable little chest resides in our long, art-gallery-like entry. It fell off a loading dock years ago, and I happened to come along just in time to scoop it up. Love the plain but elegant curves, and yes, some bumps that I choose to embrace as character. I painted this turquoise and silver look ages ago, but, it’s time for a fresh face.
But with one good arm for now, I required simple, simple, simple steps. Modern Masters has the perfect solution: two sublime metallic paint lines, the Metallic Paint Collection and the Matte Metallics. From the Matte Metallics, I chose Pale Gold and from the Metallic Paint Collection, I chose Platinum. The Matte Metallics have a more matte sheen to their shimmer and using both would achieve a subtle play of light between the two sheens.
All I did to prep for this project was remove all of the drawers and hardware, clean everything with soap and water, and paint two coats of a water-based neutral white to use as a base for the Metallic Paints.
Then I got out two fresh paint brushes. That’s it!
Depending upon your piece, some sanding may be required.
I painted two coats of the Platinum Metallic Paint over the entire piece. Here’s what one coat looks like:
Then, I simply chose areas where I wanted to paint the Pale Gold Matte Metallic, including the top, accents, and drawer fronts. I painted three coats, which dried very quickly.
Though I am a nut about seeking out cool new hardware to freshen up a piece, I could not imagine finding anything that works as well as these heavy glass and silver knobs, found at TJ Maxx.
What do you think?
I feel like our hallway has an entirely new, classy look, using both the Metallic Paint Collection and Matte Metallics, which go a very long way. I have plenty of paint left in my quarts to do several more small projects.
We’d love to see what you do with each paint line. Be sure to share!