I'm sure you've all seen the lacquered furniture that is becoming increasingly popular these days. I had black lacquered furniture in the late 80's. Black is popular today but the bold, bright colors are really trending. I recently had a request to lacquer a few of pieces I had in my Etsy shop. One to transform into a white console, the other piece to transform into a black armoire. I thought they turned out awesome.
|Vintage White Lacquer Console with Bright Gold Hardware|
|Black Lacquer Armoire with Bright Gold Accents|
I let a trusty cabinet guy spray lacquer them for me. The client wanted bright gold hardware so, I transformed the existing hardware with gold leafing. I used a metal spray primer and hand applied the leafing adhesive using a small brush. They do make an adhesive spray but I find it a bit messy. You can also use gold metallic spray paint but in my opinion nothing compares to the sheen of leafing.
|Bright Gold Hardware|
|Bright Gold Chunky Hardware|
They really are stunning! And what a transformation! What do you think of the before and after?
|Vintage Console - Before|
|Vintage Console - After|
|Vintage Armoire - After|
|Vintage Armoire - Before|
Here's some bright lacquered pieces I found on Pinterest.