DIY tips for a shiny glamorous metallic patina

I heart shiny things especially when it’s furniture! Add a touch of shimmer and you’ll hear my heart skip a beat and these are my DIY tips for a shiny glamorous metallic patina I hope with inspire you to go a little glam with your next paint project.

tips for a shiny glamorous metallic patina collage

I paint alot of furniture and whether it’s for my own home or a client’s,  I usually find a way to work a bit of shimmer into it, somehow, some way. My obsession with a touch of sparkle could be motivated by the fact that I don’t like a country, crafty look because there’s always a way to easily add a little glam to each piece.

My point is you don’t have to go completely modern to see the benefits of beautiful metallic patina.

shiny blue silver metallic furniture

Here’s what I know:

Go slow start with just a touch.

glamorous metallic sky blue dresser makeover

A glamorous metallic patina doesn’t have to be just silver or gold. There are a multitude of color choices.

shiny silver blue metallic patina dresser

I find layering in different types of metallic paint works best for me. Dry brush, spray paint, glazes. There are so many fabulous shiny choices to get a perfect patina that’s right for you.

shiny glamorous silver metallic patina jewelry case

silver metallic patina on cane chair

shiny glamorous metallic patina dresser and chair

Don Draper Dry Bar in Fall

If you liked my little DIY tips for a shiny glamorous metallic patina, you’ll want  to check out one of my favorite projects:the Don Draper Dry Bar or my not-so-secret Paris paint recipe and a few tricks for painting like a pro.

shiny silver gold metallic patina

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  1. Love the metallic glow on the pieces!! Everybody needs a little sparkle every now and then!!
    Happy Friday ~Sonya
    Sonya ~At Home with The Barkers recently posted…Homemade Chalk Finish PaintMy Profile

  2. The more I see metallics on furniture, the more I like it.
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Thrifted Stool MakeoverMy Profile

  3. Just the inpiration I needed. I like everything.
    Barbara Laurince recently posted…Bye Bye Cough with Just 3 IngredientsMy Profile

  4. All such great pieces Therese!! :) I am liking metallics more and more!!

    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…Turquoise Chalk Paint & Gold Metallic Makeover {jewelry inspired}My Profile

  5. That blue piece is gorgeous! I love all the different colors that shimmer in it. Great tips! XO

  6. I’m a sucker for some sparkle! I can’t wait to try this on my own. Thanks for the post!
    Nan @ recently posted…Chesapeake Baked CodMy Profile

  7. Where do you find the metallic paint, name brands?

  8. Just love this look! Beautiful photos- Thanks for the inspiration :)
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