You remember me telling you a couple weeks ago that the French Provincial buffet I painted was the first time ever for me using black on a furniture makeover? Have you also noticed that since then, three out of my past four furniture makeovers have been black?! You'd think I have The Rolling Stones'Paint it Black' playing on repeat over here, which actually isn't the case at all. (I've been jamming out to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' since October.) I guess it's safe to say that I've got a bit of a color crush, and I don't see it fading anytime soon.
I mean really, can you blame me for crushing on this dresser?! The rich black paired with the gold hardware makes it hard to resist!
The piece didn't start out quite so swoon-worthy though. However the clean modern lines and brass hardware made this piece a standout as soon as I saw it.
I wanted to create a statement piece without being too over the top. I knew that General Finishes Lamp Black would work perfect for the look I was going for. I sanded the piece and then applied two coats of paint. I sealed the base with wax, however went with polyurethane for the top for extra protection and extra shine.
After polishing the hardware, it still wasn't quite as shiny as I wanted. I sprayed it with a coat of Rustoleum Metallic Gold. The gold hardware really creates a sophisticated and polished look.
Gold accents and accessories are so popular right now, making this hardware trendy and classic at the same time.
They neutral color and clean lines of this piece makes it compatible with so many different styles. I went with an upscale transitional look when styling it.
The only problem with this piece...I have no space in my house for it and I think the husband may go berserk if I try and keep one more piece of my furniture!
Saturday: Life on Lakeshore Drive