I love gold. I give gold two thumbs up and a high five and a blue ribbon and a gold medal, naturally. If you are wanting to incorporate a little gold into your home or have been dying to try it on a makeover, picture me standing nearby waving my gold pom-poms cheering you on!
But then, picture me dropping my pom-poms and grasping you by the shoulders for a serious talk. Listen. Don’t overdo it. Don’t paint your furniture top-to-bottom gold.* Are you Kanye? No you are not. A solid gold paint job can look cheap. That’s opposite of the effect we want!
Try a subtle enhancement with a dipped look, like Draven at Draven Made did here.
Or add some visual interest with a stencil, like this beauty from Jen at Girl in the Garage.
It’s so fancy, you don’t even know!
Here’s another tip: Be sure to use a high quality paint, and take your time. The last thing you want in a gold-paint job is brush streaks. Gold spray paint will give you a nice finish, but the colors can vary dramatically. This post does a great job illustrating the variations in some popular brands.
PS: *This rule does not apply to gold-leafing your furniture. Wowza!
From Mari at Crab + Fish.