Monday, October 12, 2015

Antique Rose Gold Mirror (from aged cream)


This project I did yesterday morning worked out so well and my friends are thrilled with the transformation. They have recently completed a beautiful renovation in Lilyfield and wanted this huge mirror painted in an antique gold to complete their bedroom.


such an instant update and as my client says wow it looks so expensive now.


Some progress photos




and back in their bedroom later that day.



Click through for my tips for painting furniture with metallic paints.  You can really create a stunning piece of furniture using metallic paint - something very glamorous such as this beautiful dressing table I painted a few years ago. This job was through an interior designer and the feedback from the client was just wonderful. She was so happy that she came personally to thank me. Very nice to have happy customers even when I've been hired at arm's length.




Ever used metallic paint before - I'd love to hear what you used and how you got on.
cheers Fiona 



8 comments:

  1. I love the white version best!

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    1. each to their own but it wasn't white it was mottled old yellow and not what my friends wanted. saying that I always love a crisp bright white mirror also.

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  2. Hi Fiona, I haven't painted with a tin of metallic paint but spray paint yes. I spray painted an old chandelier for our bedroom which was brass but really badly corroded...the finish wasn't exactly what I wanted because it was gold really, it didn't have that sparkle that I was after but it was an even finish. I think I prefer to use rub and buff, of course not on such a big project as this mirror it would take tubes and tubes to finish that. I love the dressing table that you painted but the mirror I am sure it would look beautiful in white! Nearly everything that I have painted lately has been ascp white or old white which I love...but I suppose it depends on what colour room you are putting an item into, if you want to make statement then the mirror gold really is striking!

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    1. I love rub n buff also Di and mentioned the exact same thing to my friends - that it's a great colour but I would need about 100 tubes of it and a year to do the mirror with it :)

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  3. That mirror is GORGEOUS, did you strip off the cream paint or paint over it? The dressing table is very lovely too. I've only ever used metallic paint from one of those tiny tiny cans used for model toys, when my son chipped the finish on his favourite toy cars.

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    1. The cream was baked on oil paint so i would have been there for years removing it. I painted over it. Thanks xx

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  4. I love the dresser, did you brush or roller it on please? I'd love to give this a go.

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