A few days ago I posted a picture of an “unloved buffet”
It’s been in my kitchen/breakfast area for probably a year just like that. I pulled it over there thinking it would make a great liquor cabinet. We may or may not buy the big bottles of liquor because we’re lazy and want to go to the store less often… the shelves in the sides don’t really accommodate those bottles so well. While just buying smaller bottles would probably make more sense, I decided it’s not the piece I really wanted there and am not on the lookout for something else. In the meantime, it spoke to me… RED!
Not just any red, Modern Masters Sashay Red….a gorgeous stunning metallic red. Modern Masters makes several different metallic paints. If you’ll recall I won a contest on another blog not too long ago and they sent me 4 different colors in 6 oz each. I was so excited to find a piece that was excited about being red too!
I used Shabby Paints Betsy Ross Red for a great base/primer. Helps to make sure that metallic can really stand out and shine. Best part of doing that? It took less than 4 oz of Modern Masters to paint this piece. I used a brush for the Shabby Paints, and then I rolled on the Modern Masters. Metallic flakes are funny. They move and bend and the way they lie down can affect the shimmer. So you want to make sure you paint that final stroke in the same direction. If you use a brush, you WILL see brush strokes. That’s not a bad thing. On my fireplace mantle, I used it to give a brushed metal appearance. I didn’t want that here. I have a sprayer I haven’t had time to get the booth set up for, so I used a roller. It has a super smooth appearance and it’s amazing.
Modern Masters is great about giving you helpful tips- no foam rollers, you need a nap to keep down the bubbles… you still get some, I “fixed it” by using a second dry roller to go over the area just after I finished with my final paint stroke.
Of course if you’re going to wear red and stand out like that, your accessories have to match. The top needed help too. I painted the hardware with Shabby Paints Licorice and then top coated them with Smoked Pearl Shimmer Paint that I had diluted for maximum shine. I did the top exactly the same way… and it is absolutely spectacular.
Well, don’t’ take my word for it… what do you think?
(While Modern Masters did provide the paint to me as a drawing prize, I was not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are my own)