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Modern Masters' Matte Metallic Paint - on a Headboard!

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When I was asked to try out Modern Masters' beautiful metallic paints, I was very excited and couldn't decide which project I was going to take on first! Their paints can be used on flower pots, furniture, walls, frames - you name it. I had many ideas, but finally decided on taking on painting our adult daughter's headboard. We had redecorated her room a couple of years ago, but had yet to do something fun with her single bed headboard. Now was my chance! See what fun products they have: http://modernmasters.com/default.asp
Time: 3-4 Hours Difficulty: Easy
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Here is what my daughter's boring, old headboard looked like before. It needed something, some kind of pizzazz! Modern Masters' metallic paints seemed like the perfect choice.
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
I primed the headboard in a colour similar to the two metallic paints I chose to use; Champagne and Oyster. It was hard to pick our favourites, but my daughter and I settled on these two. Check out their large choice of colours here: http://modernmasters.com/products.asp?mode=lp_palette&lid=17&gid=153
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
I decided to do the outer frame of the headboard in Champagne and the inside panel was going to be done in Oyster.
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
This is after painting two coats of the Champagne metallic paint. With two coats of Champagne, I could still see streaks, brush marks and transparency, so I applied another coat for an even look. I used a roller for the flat frame and a brush for the insides where the roller couldn't reach. A roller definitely does a more beautiful job, than using a paint brush.
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Ah, that's better! This is after a third and final coat of Champagne. Loving it!
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
After three coats of Champagne on the frame of the headboard.
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Three coats of Oyster, a more transparent paint, on the inside panel and this headboard is done. I loved the lusciousness of the paints from Modern Masters, especially as I poured them into a rolling pan. They looked good enough to eat! LOL
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Close up of finished project... or so I thought!
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
This would be a finished project if my daughter hadn't suggested I stencil the inside panel of the headboard. I said "Okay, why not?".
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
Some of the stencilling done, using the same Champagne metallic paint I used on the framing.
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
And voila, here it is! It looks great in my daughter's room!
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
  • modern masters matte metallic paint on a headboard, bedroom ideas, painted furniture
I had a fun time using Modern Masters products and would definitely recommend their matte metallic paints for fun projects that need some pop and jazzing up. This does the trick beautifully! Expect to apply at least three coats to most items, though two of the more opaque paints they carry might be enough. I'm very curious about their line of Metal Effects paints, and after seeing some projects using those here at Hometalk, it's got me thinking of trying them out.

Got a question about this project?

  • Diane
    Diane Canada

    Wow I love this. Really like the Champagne color. Looks very soft and delicate. Smart daughter to suggest stenciling. We have a shop here that carries Modern Masters. Might have to drop in and see what they have.

    • Marj
      Marj Canada

      @Diane Thank you, Diane. Daughter just had to choose a geometric stencil that required precise measuring and application. Not my forte! ;)

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY

    I adore this champagne color! The stenciling is so cute too! I would love to have that headboard- bravo Marjorie! :)

  • Marj
    Marj Canada

    Thank you, Hannah!

  • Modern Masters
    Modern Masters Valencia, CA

    This came out fabulous! The Oyster and the Champagne color compliment each other so well, especially inter-mixed with the stencil. Thanks for sharing your project, great job indeed!

    • Marj
      Marj Canada

      @Modern Masters Thank you so much! They are great colours, and the paints were so nice and creamy. I really enjoyed using them.

  • Diane
    Diane Canada

    Where did you buy your stencil?

    • Marj
      Marj Canada

      @Diane We found it at Michael's. I preferred one style, but daughter was deciding and she's more into stylized graphics and she liked this one.

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