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You remember a while back when I attended the SNAP! Conference. While I was there I had the ABSOLUTE PLEASURE of connecting with the team from Modern Masters. You see- for a long time now I have been dreaming of painting all sorts of things in metallic paints. I have a thing for the shimmer & sparkle, what can I say. So when I found Modern Masters there at SNAP I was beyond thrilled (complete understatement) to find that metallic paint does in fact exist & comes in all the colors I could dream of. Knowing that at the time our house was about 50% done- I was practically squealing when I was playing with the demos they had there. I’m pretty sure they thought I was nuts. But really – being able to paint on shimmer just excites me beyond belief. So once I got home they were nice enough to send me my own samples to play with on a smaller project before I tackle something like my studio wall. So I did a little Metallic Hutch Make Over & I’m loving it!
I decided it was time to give the old hutch that my mom gave me new look. I had been looking at this hutch in it’s very country type look since I was probably about 7-8 years old. This thing had worn this look for far too long.
(Check out my new studio space. I’m so thrilled I can finally do projects like this in my nice bright & spacious area – inside. Don’t mind the junk in the back – I tackled this project just days after we moved in. It’s all perfect & pretty now. I’ll be sharing that later.)
I started with a coat of primer. So much easier than sanding the whole thing.
I couldn’t help myself – I had to get a little macro of the paintbrush.
These were the metallic colors I chose to work with for this. Champagne & Oyster.
I didn’t have enough to do the whole hutch in metallic -so I used the taupe (called Monk’s Cloth # MSL097) that our doors are painted in for the base shade.
Normally I would have started with the large areas I wanted one color. But I wanted to see just how much I could stretch the metallic colors – so I started with those areas first. So the fronts of the doors, the drawer fronts & the top drawers I painted with champagne. Then I had a little more so I added it to the top of the open area too.
Then I added the Monk’s Cloth on everything else. Then I added the oyster in a light coat over the champagne to give it more iridescence. Let it dry & placed my glass back in the doors.
This is where I store my food props in my studio.
I’m loving the fresh look & the shimmer makes me smile every time I look at it.
Check out all the GREAT ideas & get inspired over at Modern Masters!
What would you paint??
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