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For those of you following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been very busy over the past few weeks. Painting, crafting, and just creating all sorts of DIY chaos at my house. I’ve been working on my daughter’s bedroom, but I’ve also been redoing our dining area, and I started redoing my son’s room too. (I told before you my creative spark burns bright and when it’s burning, I’ve got to hammer out projects non-stop before it fizzles out. And trust me, it will fizzle out.)
One of the projects I’ve been working on is the big, rustic industrial piece I scored at a second hand salvage type store called Santiago’s Collectibles. It’s in Fresno, California, down in the Tower District. I scored an awesome work bench table that we’re currently using as a dining room table, and this huge 36 drawer, rustic industrial style storage piece. When I bought it was spray painted in a high gloss teal color, had tall legs, and silver colored hardware and was quite dirty. It looked like this. I cleaned it up, took off the legs, added caster wheels, painted and waxed it, and then painted the hardware. The whole transformation took me a couple of days, but changing the look of the hardware only took me about an hour or so. I really wanted some dirty gold or brass hardware instead of the tarnished silver hardware that was on it. But I was not going to spend money on buying hardware for the piece. It has 36 drawers. THIRTY SIX! I can’t even imagine how much it would have cost me to buy 36 brass handles.
So instead of buying new handles, I took off all 36 handles from the drawers, sanded them, washed them clean, and dried them. Then I laid them out on a drop cloth and decided to use some of the Modern Masters Metallic Paint I was sent to transform the hardware from a tarnished silver to a pretty brass pull. It took me about an hour to do two light coats of the Brass Metallic Paint from Modern Masters. The paint seemed to dry quickly so I painted 9 pulls, with one light coat at a time, then went back did the second coat on them before moving on to the next row of nine.
The Brass Metallic Paint from Modern Masters was the exact color I had been dreaming about when I thought about the color of hardware I wanted on this huge piece. It totally makes the green stand out even more, not that it needs help, but you know. And it makes my dream of the perfect rustic industrial look come to life.
That same weekend I decided to finish another project for my daughter’s room and paint the thrift store mirror I found to go with her room décor. I bought the mirror for $25, which might be a little pricey to you, but it was marked at $38.99 when I saw it. The mirror is large and pretty heavy so I felt good about the find and the price.
Since it was going in my girl’s room, I wanted it to have a vintage glam look to it, and that meant painting it and doing a little distressing. The first thing I did was paint it with 2 light coats of Pure White chalk paint. Then I went for the Pale Gold from Modern Masters to give it the vintage glam look I was talking about.
I absolutely love the Pale Gold Metallic Paint, just like I loved the Modern Masters Brass color. It’s a perfect gold. Not a gaudy gold, or a fake looking gold, but a really beautiful light gold. It was super easy to apply too. I took a lightly dampened paper towel (think a little dryer than a wet wipe) and dabbed it in some of the Pale Gold paint I had put on a paper plate. Then I rubbed it on over the white paint I had just put on the mirror.
I rubbed the paint on all over, just using the dampened paper towel and went light in the areas that I wanted more white to show through, and heavier in the areas I wanted more gold color. The distressing happened naturally while rubbing on the gold paint and some of the dark wood finish was brought forth by rubbing on the paint. I didn’t have to sand or scrub or anything. I had the mirror painted and hung up all within 30 minutes of starting the makeover.
Next up, I am thinking her dresser might get a bit of the golden treatment as well.
So now that you’ve seen what you can do with the Modern Masters Paint, are you ready to get some for yourself? If you answered yes, be sure to enter the giveaway right below. You can also check out Modern Masters on Pinterest for more ideas on what you can transform with their paint.
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