Every time I do this faux finish and post it on Facebook, you all go ga-ga!!!! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it??
We do this finish over and over on bedroom furniture and I am going to tell you how to do it today!
First, you will need to prep your furniture by cleaning, using a liquid deglosser on it and sanding the pieces well. The better the prep; the better the durability so take your time on this!
Then, I have the the paint store tint a latex primer appropriate for furniture to a color similar to Sherwin Williams “Latte”. Roll that on.
Next, we paint the furniture with Modern Masters Warm Silver. It’s a silver….but like the name implies, it’s warm. So sometimes it looks champagne almost….truly beautiful!! We use the lowest nap roller we can find in the 4 inch size. Try not to overwork the rolling or you will see lap lines because it’s a metallic. Chip the crevices and roll everything you can. It will probably take 2 coats of metallic for perfect coverage!
Next, we glaze over the entire thing with a black glaze…you can use Modern Masters Black Pearl color mixed with a clear glaze. Or, I just used a black glaze that I already had that wasn’t metallic. Either way, be sure to wipe the glaze back a bunch so it just sticks mainly in the cracks. We use cheesecloth to do all of our wiping.
The glaze is what gives the furniture finish all of the dimension!!! See how it hangs up in all of the detailing? I love it!
Finally, if you want great protection for your furniture, I suggest Modern Master’s Masterclear in a satin sheen! It’s an awesome topcoat!
We often spray the original furniture pulls/handles with black primer and black spray paint.
And it always turns out gorgeous!!!
The nice thing about this finish is that it’s appropriate for a tween’s bedroom furniture…..
Or, this set was for “grown ups”.
Isnt the detailing on this bedroom set unbelievable??
*** Drooooooooooool ***.
This finish is not ONLY for furniture by the way. It is also stunning on fireplaces, ceiling medallions, picture frames, etc. It’s very versatile!
So, you know I am giving away something every day on my Facebook page from now ’til Christmas and today…..it’s 2 quarts of Modern Master’s metallic paint. 2 colors of YOUR CHOICE. So if you win, you could get THE PAINT COLORS YOU NEED TO DO THIS FINISH!!!!!!
This is an amazing giveaway because this metallic paint is the best there is on the market and therefore….the cost is a little higher than most other cheap metallic paint. The cost is completely worth it, however, 2 free quarts is AMAZING!!!!! You can get all the details about the product by clicking here.
Be sure to go to my Facebook page first thing this morning to enter to win. The winner will be selected tonight at 8:00 pm CST. Must be 18 and a US resident to enter.
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