I spent the weekend working on this bed frame for a client. The before picture is on the left, the green faux patina. She wanted to update the look with a multi layered sofisticated metallic faux finish. The look was achieved with 4 layers of paint, 2 base coats of brown, one layer of antique gold, sponged on and the final layer of pearl white, applied with a heavy sponge application. The end result was an elegant and classic look.
Here is a close-up for a better look at the effect. This bed took a total of 10 hours of none stop painting to complete. (Well I painted for 6 hours straight yesterday and 4 hours today). Although it may look like there was not much to paint, consider the tight quarters that I was working in and all of the different sides that must be painted. There were major PITA factors here, probably one of the most difficult jobs I have done to date. You can't see it in the picture but there is also a foot board. Lots of up and down, over and under, making sure not to miss anything.:)
Click on the images to see enlarged photos for a better look at the details.