I hope you guys had a great weekend! Welcome to another Paint It Monday.
This last week, we started a big room revamp for my daughter Bella. My girl is going to be 10 years old next month (pass me a tissue) and together, we have come up with a plan to transform her sweet little girl room into a bold and bright “tween” space. I can hardly breath when I think of my sweet little baby girl becoming a tween (hold me now..)
Almost everything in her room will be transformed and we have some really cool DIY projects planned that I can’t wait to share with you guys over the next couple of weeks. We have already done a couple projects like painting fixtures, knobs and some little things. Bella has requested lots of gold in her new room and painting old hardware and fixtures gold is easy because of my favorite little enamel paints made by Testors:
Testor’s enamel paints are used for paint model cars and airplanes and they are super durable and the colors are just beautiful. I think the Testors gold is even prettier than the Rustoleum gold because it looks so natural and not yellow-ish. By the way, you can find them at the craft store in the model car section and they come in a small bottle at they cost about $1.99! The also have spray enamels too!
I have talked about my love of Testors enamels a lot over the years but until now, I never had this many projects to really show you some great good examples. So let me show you a couple projects that we did this last week with the Testors gold like this empire chandelier from Lowe’s that I picked up for $70.00 and painted in pink and turquoise. The metal part of the fixture with the Testors gold:
The colored part of this piece was done with the new awesome Velvet Finishes paint and I cannot even tell you how blown away we were with the finish and colors when we were done. That beautiful matte finish made the beads look like stones!! I still can’t stop looking at this piece and as you can see, that Testors gold is just the right shade of gold for the frame of the fixture. I will go into the full step-by-step tutorial of this piece on Wednesday and I will link it back here when it’s up.
Here is a close up of the gold part of the fixture that we painted with the Testors. Just look at how smooth and pretty that brushed gold is:
we also painted some knobs gold:
We also painted the metal part of this little desk lamp with Testors (it was silver):
Using enamel paint is ideal when painting things like knobs and fixtures because the finish is super durable for things that will get a lot of wear. Keep in mind though that enamels need a full 48-72 hours to dry and cure but once they do, the finish can take anything! Also, I highly recommend buying the Testors paint brushes as well (they are just $1.99) and they are sold right next to the paints. The bristles are designed specifically for the paints and they just go on beautifully with the brush:
Testors has all kinds of colors including chrome, brass, silver and the primary colors and I have used them all for all kinds of projects and all of the colors are just as pretty as the gold.
Now that we have “gold-ified” my girl’s room, we are moving on to hot pink and turqouise! Thanks for stopping by today and if you happened to miss last week’s Paint It Monday, you can get to that post by clicking the image directly below: