How to Paint Gold Accents on Furniture

Hi everyone! It’s Denise from Salvaged Inspirations! I started with a vintage dresser with so many gorgeous details! There was trim missing on the oval and a few missing pieces of veneer, but nothing a fancy, velvety paint finish couldn’t cover up.

Materials List:

Paint Brushes
Shop Towel | Titebond Glue
White Lightning
Sandpaper | Tack Cloth
Water Mister
Woodubend Trim
BOSS Gray Primer
Antebellum Blue Chalk Mineral Paint
In The Navy Chalk Mineral Paint
Gemstone Mousse in Amber
Satin Clear Coat

How To:

Step 1:

I started by removing all the hardware and giving it a really good cleaning inside and out.

Step 2:

To repair the broken trim on the front oval, I removed what was left using a putty knife and then gave the entire dresser a scuff sanding. I used this Woodubend trim and glued it on using Titebond Glue.

Step 3:

Because these old vintage dressers tend to show splotches and bleed through, I primed with this BOSS Tinted Gray Primer.

Pro Tip ~ When painting a dark color, a tinted primer is really helpful as it will cut down on the number of coats needed for full coverage.

Step 4:

For my base coat, I used In The Navy. With the help of the tinted primer, I got GREAT coverage with just one coat! Once my base coat of navy was dry, I gave it a light sanding to knock it down and then added a paint-wash of Antebellum Blue over it. Brush the paint on, then dab it off with a lint-free towel or shop cloth. This removes a little of the wash to reveal the navy base coat underneath.

To read the rest of this elegant tutorial, head on over to Salvaged Inspirations here!

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