I’ve been through many metallic paints but I have to say, Modern Masters is my absolute favorite! This antique French Provincial went from the past to the present in a flash of metallic silver. I kept the hardware original because the natural patina looked cool, mixing the old with the new. Hope you enjoy the pics!
I had this bureau for awhile and it was finished in a tan mix of colors with flowery designs. I probably painted this 4 different colors before deciding on this finish. But that is the beauty with paint, you can just re-paint if you do not like the results. I wanted the cabinet doors to have something a little extra. I used venetian plaster and created a textured stencil designs on the doors. I glazed them with blues and gold. The legs at the bottom have crackle added to give some dimension to the colors. I waxed and distressed, waxed and distressed with multi colors of turquoise, St. Louis Blue and Old White. Added dark wax in some areas and gold metallic on the trim.
I’m going through my past projects done for my clients to transfer my work onto my blog. Here is a pub able and chairs in espresso finish that I created with a harlequin design. I used Old white with Martha Stewart’s tiger eye gold. I outlined the design in bronze and distressed with a layer of bronze.
This console table sat in its holding area ( the garage), until I came up with an inspiration to transform it. Sometimes the inspiration comes midway through once you start. I knew I wanted it green, of course since I love green. Plus I love the way green pops on furniture!
It was originally a dark cherry or mahogany finish. I textured the top after prepping and priming, then started with my green paint. I decided on the stripes in gold metallic after seeing that it needed something more…a little more designer flair. I aged it with dark wax then sealed it.
Hope you enjoy this change 🙂