I love the look of metallic paint on furniture. It seems the Farmhouse style is taking a turn and I’m seeing more and more color and bling in the mix. Hallelujah! I have arrived! I admit I love to stand out and walk in my own direction and I encourage you to style your home the way you love. Be you, be your own style.
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Metallic Paint On Furniture
There’s a whole lotta gold going on here!
Before The Applying The Metallic Paint
I’ve had this french provincial dresser waiting patiently her turn for the just the right finish. Because it has a smooth, slick finish already, it’s perfect for metallic paint. I don’t paint just any old piece with metallic paint. It has to be deserving of the work and effort that it takes to make it look amazing.
Modern Masters makes a beautiful line of shimmer paint that looks fabulous when applied the right way to your furniture. This may come as a shock to you, but I painted this dresser with a paintbrush. Looks like a sprayed finish, right? I promise you, you can.
I just thought I’d share 2 of my favorite things. My coffee mug and Warm Silver. Both give me the warm fuzzies. 🙂
Prepping Your Furniture
Here is my supply list for the job:
- Paint Roller
- Roller frame
- Paint tray
- Modern Masters Shimmer Warm Silver
- Masters Master Clear topcoat
I began by sanding and cleaning the whole piece. If you like, I can show you more about prepping your wood furniture before painting here. The finish is only as good as the prep.
Painting Your Furniture
After the prep and cleaning, I applied one coat of the Zinsser Tintable Primer. The purpose of using a tintable primer is to have it tinted a similar color of your paint. I chose gray as that was as close as I could get to silver. The metallic paint is opaque so having a similar color as the base coat helps with the coverage.
It took 3 coats for full coverage but the end results are worth it. Modern Master Clear Coat was used to seal the paint and give it a durable finish.
Metallic Paint Has My Heart!
Going with the gold theme was perfect with the warm silver as it has a hue of gold. I think the combo looks great! I sprayed the original pulls with Rustoleum Bright GOLD spray paint. The knobs are gold mercury glass from my favorite Hobby Lobby store.
Thanks so much for hanging with me on this makeover. I did do a little wood repair on this dresser if you want to learn more about wood fillers. Here’s an easy way to repair some missing veneer before painting. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE!
Until the next project…