I have some awesome to share with you today. Paint. No, it’s not just any paint, it’s Modern Masters metallic paints that I used to give me bedside wall lamps a facelift. I think probably everyone has some item, lamp or otherwise, that could use a little updating, I am telling, you this stuff is awesome for that!
Now, before I go any further, let me assure you. I am in no way associated with Modern Masters and am not being paid to write this. These are just my personal opinions after using this paint on a few projects around my house. One I took some before and after photos to show you. #thinkingahead
So, I have these wall mounted lamps with an oil rubbed bronze finish. They’re ok – nothing special. However, they work great and they are already mounted to my wall. I felt like it would be better to keep them and give them an update rather than toss them and find new lamps. Plus, there are tons of things I could spend my money on and this just isn’t a priority.
That’s where Modern Masters comes in. You can find some here. I had used this paint before on end tables in my living room. They had kind of brown finish to the metal legs. I’m not sure what to call that. Anyway, I had painted the legs gold and liked the way it turned out, so I thought, why not.
When it comes to these type of projects, I am in to quick and easy. I want it done fast. So, I didn’t want to mess with taking the lamps down off the wall. I just grabbed a card flyer that came in the mail and held it against the edge of the lamp between the lamp and the wall. I grabbed a small paintbrush and quickly painted all the parts of the lamp. Yep, painting without a net. wink wink. For this project, I painted 2-3 coats to get the coverage and look I wanted. Here’s a quick pic while I was painting it. I could have done less coats and had kind of vintagey look – let’s pretend that’s a real word.
And, here’s a pic of the lamps finished.
I feel pretty happy with the way they turned out. I still need to add some artwork to the walls here, but that’s a project for another day. So, if you are needing to update a few things in your home, I recommend this paint. The only tricky part is finding it. To save yourself time, I would just order it online. With this done, I want to use this paint on some other things. What would you like to see have a metallic finish in your home? What do you think I should paint? Don’t forget to comment below and let me know.