I’ve entered the trend zone. I couldn’t resist the recent color-dipped paint fad AND I’m embracing the gold rush. Buy one get one free on the cool bus today. FYI, the color-dipping is just what it sounds like- when furniture or accessories look like they have been dipped in paint. And we all know that gold is the thing now.
I haven’t been feeling warm & fuzzy toward my living room floor lamp so a change was in the cards. When Modern Masters offered to send paint from their metallic collection, I chose gold and a project was born. I haven’t done anything in the “study” in ages- I just needed a spark and now the ideas are flowing. I’d love to paint the room a nice chalky gray. I’m thinking asap.
I didn’t dislike this lamp but I felt something was lacking. I’ve had it for years – I was going to change the shade for an update but never got around to it.
I’m glad I waited. The finish isn’t exactly “gold -dipped” but rather has the color blocking look. Either way, I like it! Tomato, TomAto, right?
This project was easily done between loads of laundry and carpool. I taped off the lamp and painted three coats of metallic paint, waiting 30 minutes between. The Modern Masters Olympic gold covers smoothly and gives a fabulous sheen. The only gold paint I’ve ever used is craft paint, and this is not even comparable. Liquid gold, I tell ya!
It practically shimmers, yet it is handsome. I didn’t sand – the first coated acted as a primer so the second and third went on seamlessly. I used a cheap brush that I had on hand and had zero issues. It adhered well and I don’t use that lamp often so I didn’t use any kind of polyurethane.
You can see I’ve still got work to do in the room but I’m ready to finish it off. Paint and a few details will make a world of difference. It is an out -of-the-box vibe for me and I like it. I think once the wall color is different, the room will mesh better with the rest of the house. The study has doors so it doesn’t much matter either way.
I worked with Modern Masters because I am already a customer. I used their glaze on the front door and beadboard moulding at my old house. I love working with professional-grade products. It makes such a difference sometimes! I might have to further explore their product line – I know there is a metal effects paint that gives the look of aged metal. I’m tempted to check it out as well.
Have you gotten on board with the gold rush or the color-dipped trends?
I’m linking up with Amanda from Serenity Now!