See a handful of lovely metallic paint projects that hopefully will inspire you to add a little shimmer to any surface.
What is your first thought when you think of metallic painted furniture? I’m not talking about the “over the top” 1970’s retro furniture, but just enough metallics to give the piece a beautiful sheen.
Metallic paint, when used tastefully, can create lovely accents or even base colors on any surface.
Gold tones and vibrant colors are trending these days and I think they are here to stay for a while.
How do you add a little pizazz and bling to a surface without overdoing it? Let me show you a handful of talented metallic paint projects that hopefully will inspire you to create something shimmery.
Metallic Paint Projects
Metallic Painted DIY Picnic Basket
Learn how to take a boring picnic basket and transform it with copper spray paint and metallic paint markers. What a cool way to upcycle an old basket.
Thrifty DIY: Metallic Dipped Vases
Learn how to dip these thrifted vases in metallic paint for a cool makeover! With only Krylon metallic spray paint, you can transform these dated boring vases with a pop of metallic color!
5 Tips for Using Metallic Furniture Paint Like a Pro
Learn five easy tips for using Metallic Furniture paint! Transform your tired furniture with jewelry box colors ranging from ruby red to amethyst purple with a hint of sparkle and shine.
See how to add gold highlights to a dresser with Fusion Mineral paints metallic paint line.
See a few of my favorite metallic paints for any surface. I've shared the best paints for different furniture pieces including the best metallic paint for metals and woods.
Learn how to transform any surface with Rub N' Buff's metallic gold finish! Rub N' Buff is so easy to apply and it sticks to almost anything.
How to Patina Paint Faux Metal Finishes, 20 Examples!
See how Stephanie shares how to make Faux Patina metallic Finishes with paint and metal dust! She experiments with Dixie Belle's Patina paint which is a form of metallic paint with a few other mediums to create beautiful faux metal finishes.
How to Upcycle a Frame into a Headboard
Check out how Christine upcycled this frame into a headboard with a little creativity and gold metallic paint. You won't believe how she took a few pictures frames and attached them and then used the same gold metallic spray paint to create a beautiful bed frame!
How to Paint a Plastic Halloween Pumpkin Bucket
Learn how to paint a plastic Halloween pumpkin bucket and totally transform it! With silver metallic paint, you can make this regular orange pumpkin shimmer.
DIY Faux Copper Letter Aged with Blue Patina
Learn how to transform a cheap wooden letter from a craft store into a faux aged copper letter with just a couple coats of metallic paint.
How to Bring an Aged Chiminea Back to Life!
See how to bring an aged chiminea back to life with metallic spray paint! This old chiminea looks brand new now with just a little metallic paint.
How To Make a Copper Planter from a Clay Pot
Learn how to turn an inexpensive clay or terracotta pot into a beautiful copper planter with metallic paint. Copper decor is still trending and copper metallic paint is so easy to use!
Drab to FAB Dresser Makeover with Metallic Paint
Learn how to make a dresser go from Drab to FAB with Americana Decor Metallics. You will love how this dresser shimmers now with this lovely blue green metallic paint.
Thrift Store Vanity Makeover With Blue Metallic Paint
See how to update a dated vanity with DecoArt blue metallic paint for a beautiful vanity makeover.
Tips to adding Metallic paint to any surface without overdoing it
- Some metallic paints are very translucent. Paint a solid base coat of paint before using the translucent metallic paint to reduce having to use multiple coats.
- Make sure the paint you are using is compatible with the material you are applying it to. Is it metal? metallic spray paint normally works best. Do you want full coverage? Make sure the paint isn’t super translucent. Are you covering a large surface area? DecoArt makes great affordable metallic paints that will cover a large area.
- Metallic paints are known to show brush strokes. Make sure to brush in one direction only and use a high quality synthetic brush or a foam brush to help eliminate brush strokes.
I hope I’ve inspired you to use a little metallic paint. Metallics can be so much fun to work with!
Happy painting friends,