These days you’ll see that gold is all the rage in home decor. It’s on frames, vases, pillows, and more and I can’t get enough of it. When I had the opportunity to review metallic paint from Modern Masters and decorate with gold myself, I could wait to get started. I painted a mirror frame, leaves for the fall mantel, and lamps. What can I say? I couldn’t put the paint brush down!
Modern Masters is the world leader in metallic paint. They offer a unique line of water-based architectural metallic paints – which means you can use it on your walls as well as on furniture – both inside or out. Did you know their paint is in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood? Yes, where the Oscars are held.
Their metallic paint collection is an amazing array of shimmery colors, ranging from blues, greens, bronzes, pearls, silvers, golds and more.
Metallic Paint Collection™ – Low-emitting non-flat paints in water based, non-tarnishing colors. Real metal particles, pearlescent pigments and traditional color pigments are uniquely combined to create a palette of beautiful, non-tarnishing, shimmering colors.
I got to choose some colors from their metallic paint collection and picked – you guessed it Pale Gold and Mystical Green for some upcoming holiday decorating I have in mind. Of course I had to get the large gold can since I don’t ever want to run out of it! Not only did I try it on one, but three different projects, come take a look.
Gold Framed Mirror
You all know we’ve been renovating our basement bathroom recently and have completed gutted the space. The old room had a large mirror hung horizontally on the wall in one of those tracks – you know the ones – it had to go.
But rather than let it sit around I decided to give it a new life in our bedroom by building a frame and painting it – you guess it gold! We purchased pine 1×3 boards, routered in edges to make a lap frame, secured them together and then got to painting.
Now we have a custom made mirror for our room, that is much larger than the previous one and it only cost about $20. I used Pale Gold on this frame. It took about 3 coats since this color is semi-opaque, but that gave it a nice rich depth and true metallic look, which is exactly what I was going for.
Glimmering Fall Leaves
While I had the paint can open I couldn’t just stop at one project, I am ga ga for gold – so I decided to glam up some dollar store fall leaves. This was a project for my fall mantel which you get to see next week on the Fall Home Tour. So I can’t spill all the beans today, but what I did was dry brush the pale gold metallic paint onto leaves and attach them to twine to make a mantel garland. I gave a sneak peek on Instagram the other night – did you see it?
Gold Lamp Makeover
And finally – my favorite project of them all – a gold lamp makeover. I used to have these gold lamps in my living room and after I found a super bargain on some new ones, I retired these to the basement until I realized I wanted them in the dining room and I wanted them gold. See how easy it is to switch up your decor for free?
With the living room lamps, dining room old lamp shades, and some gold paint. I had new lamps all set for the fall and holiday season. They will work perfectly from now through New Year and beyond. And I think they are my favorite part of the room!
What I love about the Modern Masters metallc paint is a few things:
- It comes in so many colors and all colors can be combined to create your own shades
- It’s available at local retailers, click here to find one near you
- It is true metallic paint! There isn’t another paint you can have mixed and buy off the shelves that I know of. If you want a real metallic look, this is your go to paint.
- They have metallic paint but also metal effect paint where you can create the look of metal on almost any surface
- And they offer primers and top coats for specific projects
Disclaimer: I was provided with 2 paint products to use for review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
This lamp makeover was featured on How to Nest for Less in Get Inspired: 10 Metallic Paint Projects.
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