Last summer I completed a bench makeover and used Metal Effects on it from Modern Maters. The metal effects is a product to get an aged Patina look without having to wait years. I knew that I wanted to try using that same product on a furniture makeover. I found the perfect dresser since the veneer was chipped and coming away from the drawers I turned her into a Patina Beauty!
I love how this Patina dresser turned out after using the Metal Effects on the drawer fronts.
I did remove the veneer from the drawer fronts and the cabinet doors were solid wood with no veneer. The first step was applying the primer. Don’t be concerned with the primer color, you don’t see it after applying the metal paint.
Nest step is to apply 2 coats of the metal paint and while the second coat is still wet, you apply the metal activator.
I discovered that if you apply the paint in even strokes you don’t get as much random patina. So you can see that I have random paint strokes.
The fun part was watching the paint dry. I know usually this is the part we all hate. I loved how the paint started to show the metal paint changing.
I had a few spots that I thought needed a little extra patina color, so I mixed a few paint colors together to make my own patina to blend with the metal effects. I also discovered that applling more on top doesn’t give you the little extra you need.
I painted the base dresser in Wrought Iron Vintage Furniture Paint by Maison Blanche and applied the antique wax over the entire piece.
A little light distressing and you have a beautiful Patina Beauty!
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