Dressing Up Hardware With Metallic Cream


Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street is back with another metallic cream project today! She used Aurora and Belt Buckle to give this bedroom set a truly royal new look.

Today, I want to show you a simple way to add texture and depth to furniture hardware. We started out with this beautiful french provincial bedroom set. It had some nicks and a few scratches but overall it was in great shape.

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We gave it a few coats of Country Chic All-In-One Decor Paint in Aurora. While we waited for the paint to dry we turned our attention to the hardware. They were filthy! In fact so filthy that the patina on the dresser hardware was different than the patina on the night stand hardware. Gross!

We needed an even slate to work with so we cleaned all of the hardware with some Brasso and an S.O.S pad. This left us with a monotone shiny gold finish which was pretty, but we wanted to see what Country Chic Paint’s Belt Buckle Metallic Cream could do!

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By adding a touch of the metallic cream, we were able to achieve stunning hardware that exhibited depth and interest. Below you can see the richness of the Belt Buckle against the newly cleaned finish. Belt Buckle Metallic Cream gives your hardware a warm copper like hue that looks like it’s aged to perfection.

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Put it all back together and you have yourself one amazing bedroom set that stops you in your tracks!

Dressing Up Hardware With Metallic Cream #DIY #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #teal #bronze #royal #homedecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Dressing Up Hardware With Metallic Cream #DIY #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #teal #bronze #royal #homedecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Dressing Up Hardware With Metallic Cream #DIY #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #teal #bronze #royal #homedecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Dressing Up Hardware With Metallic Cream #DIY #bedroom #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #teal #bronze #royal #homedecor - blog.countrychicpaint.com



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Carrie {Thirty Eighth Street}

Hi! I’m Carrie from sunny Southern Arizona and blogger at Thirty Eighth Street. I live in a house full of rumble tumble boys and paint is my nail polish. I love the process of repurposing, reusing and recycling unloved furniture and turning them into show stopper pieces. I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to decorate a home. My mission is to demonstrate this, one piece at a time!

Make sure to follow Carrie’s blog Thirty Eighth Street. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!


14 thoughts on “Dressing Up Hardware With Metallic Cream

  1. It is this beautiful set of pieces painted in the exquisite aurora color that has me considering a purchase from the Country Cgic paint line. Hope this limited edition color isn’t gone!

    1. Hi Ash,

      We’re so glad you love this color! Unfortunately Aurora was in our fall/winter limited edition line last year so it has been discontinued, but you’re always welcome to re-order it as a custom color quart if you’d like!

    1. Hi Joanne,

      As long as your surface is clean and prepped well, the metallic cream will adhere and cure to a durable finish that doesn’t require a top coat. For added durability, you can always seal the metallic cream with wax or Tough Coat though if you prefer!

  2. I love the aurora color but is there a tutorial on painting the the furniture in a way that gives it that satiny effect.

    1. Hi there,

      Are you looking to give your furniture a bit of sheen? If so, our Tough Coat might be the perfect option for you! It has a nice, satin finish.

        1. I’m not sure what Carrie used on this piece. I think the effect may just be caused by lighting, but our Tough Coat is a satin finish, clear top coat!

          If you’d like to know more about how this specific piece was refinished, you’re welcome to reach out to Carrie on her blog for full details!

    1. Hi Nettie,

      I’m not sure exactly how much paint Carrie used for this project but one quart of our paint will cover ~120 square feet which would easily be enough to complete these pieces!

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