Even though I am blessed to be busy with custom pieces, I had really been wanting to do a piece just for "fun" for a few weeks now.
I seem to always pick the "ugly duckling" piece that has been sitting in my inventory and has been overlooked for a long time.
To be honest, I can't believe this beauty was still here. Despite the missing trim and fact that it needed some love, it was really a cool looking piece.
After I prepping and spraying the piece in BM-Chelsey Gray, I used Antique Gold Rub N Buff on the areas that I wanted to highlight.
Afterwards, I glazed the entire piece but the gold wasn't popping as much as I had wanted it too just a bit too dull.
I added Martha Stewart Gold Metallic paint over top of the glazed Rub N Buff. Because this product is fairly translucent (meaning it would take many coats to get a nice, full coverage) one coat gave me exactly the look I wanted.
This photo below is BEFORE I used the MS Metallic gold.
In this photo below you can see the gold is a bit brighter. This is AFTER I did a coat of the MS gold.
I then added a few clear coats of lacquer to seal it all.
This piece is for sale and you can get the details HERE:)