Good as Gold

Good as Gold

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This post is sponsored by Krylon Brand.  The opinions in this post are my honest opinions based on my own findings and beliefs.

Do you ever have a vision for a creative project in your head, but you’re not sure if a product exists to make your vision come to life?  Sometimes I know exactly what I need for my vision to come to life.  Other times I am scouring through the products of my favorite brands to find the perfect product!  Let me tell you about the new product I found to help my vision for my furniture flip come to life!

Here is a picture of the dresser/wardrobe piece I selected for this project.  The curved edges at the top gave me an art deco inspired feel.  My vision for my Furniture Flip Challenge piece was to paint the outside white and add a metallic gold stencil with an art deco vibe. 

Living on Saltwater - Art Deco Stencil Tutorial - Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint
Dresser/Wardrobe “Before”

I went to my local hardware stores to see if there were any options for gold metallic paint.  I found the Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic paint on the shelf and it looked like this was EXACTLY what I had in mind.  I picked up the Gold Leaf color.

Living on Saltwater - Art Deco Stencil Tutorial - Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint
Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint in Gold Leaf

I tested out some of the paint on some scrap wood.  The paint was very bright, shiny, and had a great gold color.  When it dried it produced a nice metallic and reflective finish.  I knew that this would be perfect for my gold stencil.  

My plan was to stencil each of the drawers and door for this piece.  I selected the Radiant Scallop Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil. The scallops mirrored the curved edges of the top of the piece and the design gave me that art deco feel I was going for.  I used some spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place and used my stencil brush to dab the paint on to the door with the stencil pattern.

Living on Saltwater - Art Deco Stencil Tutorial - Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint
Cutting Edge Stencil Radiant Scallop Stencil

The Brilliant Gold Metallic paint has a similar consistency to regular latex paint, which is what I am used to working with for stenciling.  The paint wasn’t too thick where it left a undesirable texture and it wasn’t too runny to bleed through the stencil easily. This paint also dries in under an hour and was dry enough in 5 minutes for me to move my stencil pattern around.  I liked that I didn’t feel like I was wasting time waiting for the paint to dry to continue stenciling.

Living on Saltwater - Art Deco Stencil Tutorial - Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint
Krylon Gold Metallic Paint
Living on Saltwater - Art Deco Stencil Tutorial - Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint
Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint & Radiant Scallop Stencil

It was also very easy to clean up my stencil and brushes at the end!  The Brilliant Gold Metallic paint is water based and I was able to clean up my tools with soap and water!

If you’re looking to add a gold metallic finish to any of your projects, I highly recommend this paint!  If you want more information on how to create a stencil look, check out my stencil E-course here!

Living on Saltwater - Art Deco Stencil Tutorial - Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Laurel

    This piece is so amazing, I love it so much!! Well done!

    1. Caroline

      Thank you so much Laurel!

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