The combination of Rustoleum metallic gold spray paint and glossy white paint is a winner….clean and classy.
When you see how I used the gold spray paint I think you’ll be impressed. I know I am. I’m patting myself on the back and eating a piece of chocolate.
How about those leg?? All dressed up. You don’t have to go crazy with metallic paint. Just a bit can have a big impact.
This is how the chest of drawers looked before the makeover. It’s a really cheap mid-century modern imitation. I paid $40 for it at a local indoor flea market. The same place I got the vintage chest.
My plan was to remove the original knobs and pulls and find new knobs after the paint makeover. More on that later.
After some thought I decided to go with glossy white paint. The paint I selected for the top coat is white semi-gloss paint left over from a past home paint project. But first I wanted to apply a coat of primer.
I only applied one coat of primer. The primer just provides a nice base for the top coat.
I wanted you guys to see the inside of the chest. See the thin drawer glides on the sides and there are no cross pieces on the front between each drawer. Not the highest quality furniture although it is real wood.
The semi-gloss paint was leaving a lot of brush marks so as I do sometimes I did my own thing. I worked with what I had and figured out the best way to lessen the brush marks.
I was out of small sponge rollers so no rolling. I used my brush to put paint globs (technical term) on the dresser.
Then I used my paint edger to smooth out the paint. Genius huh! Usually you dip the edger in the tray of paint and then apply the paint to the surface but I couldn’t fit the edger in the paint bowl.
After my workaround the brush marks were still noticeable but not much. You guys know that flat paint is the best for not showing brush marks, right. If you didn’t before you know now.
The semi-gloss paint I used besides being semi-gloss was old. I finally thinned it some with water.
Moving on to the Rustoleum gold metallic spray paint. In order to give this piece a modern look I did away with the original hardware. I looked through my knob stash but didn’t see anything I liked.
I always have wood knobs so I found 8 the same size and spray painted them with the Rust-Oleum metallic gold paint.
But I didn’t stop there. The legs got a coat of gold paint (here on Amazon) too. I turned the chest upside down to make the job easier.
How do you like the gold knobs vs the original hardware? I think painting the legs gold gave the chest a balanced look since the two knobs on the top drawer set wide.
Most of the time I don’t care for the two knob look in place of one drawer pull but sometimes it works.
It all lines up so nicely. Am I the only one who likes this look? You can be totally honest with your opinion as long as you are thoughtful and tactful in your reply. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings. I’m tough….and I do like hearing your views.
You guys have a great day and I’ll see you later this week, Kathy