Monday, April 1, 2013

Lacquered Furniture - Black Armoire and White Console

I hope everyone had an awesome Easter and I hope you are finally enjoying some warmer weather where you are. I enjoyed some down time but am back painting full speed ahead! Here's a few completed pieces that are shipping to Vermont this week.
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.

white lacquer console, white and bright gold, gilded hardware, vintage console
Vintage White Lacquer Console with Bright Gold Hardware
Black Lacquer Armoire, Black and Gold, High Gloss Furniture
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.
Chunky Bright Gold Hardware
Bright Gold Hardware

bright gold vintage chunky 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.

These pieces are definitely eye candy! What do you think about these green lacquered cabinets?

You know how much I love gilded pieces... Check this out! Gilded and ombre! There is a piece in my future that I will be doing this on. Maybe pink faded to black or aqua to navy?

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  1. That vintage console looks beautiful in white!

    1. I love the white too and I typical don't want white at all. I think it's the bright gold hardware that sets it off.

  2. Just stopping by from the Sunday Let's Get Social Link Party to follow your blog on Bloglovin, GFC & your Pinterest Boards. Would love for you to follow back if you enjoy cooking and recipes :)


  3. I love them! I love the pinned ones too. Although I don't think I could live every day with that green but the picture is lovely.

    1. Emerald green is hot this year but I don't think there's a place for it in my home. :)

  4. Both of these look absolutely stunning!!! I wish I could get you to come over to my house and work a little magic for me. :) Have a fabulous Tuesday and am pinning!

    1. Thanks Cindy! I would love to work some magic for you! I typically love distressed painted furniture, but this lacquer think is growing on me.

  5. I love the transformations of the furniture. The lacquered look is great. I usually do distressed on my furniture, but this is really beautiful.
    Have a great week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

    1. Thanks Bev! I have pair of nightstands I want to do in tangerine, but I'm torn between distressed and lacquer.

  6. Wow! These look amazing! LOVE the white one! Pinning it! New follower! If you haven't already, would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. So glad you shared with us at the Give Me The Goods Link Party! What transformations!

  8. Hi! I just joined in the Blog Hop fun! I LOVE your blog! So clever! Your design eye is spot -on. I think I'll follow you! Yippie!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Cheryl!! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was great by away from the computer! Felt a bit lost. Have a great week!


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