Painting metal headboard and curtain rod for shabby chic??

Scarlett001August 9, 2014

I am redoing my formal Victorian bedroom into shabby chic design. My headboard, curtain rod (and bedside table) all are dark brown metal. I would like to redo the paint of these items in light shabby chic colours but have no idea what steps are involved in painting over metal. Can anyone enlighten me as to what I have to do or provide a web link or something?? I have no idea where to begin so thank you for any ideas. :)

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Elraes Miller

My email is crashed or I would give you a list of great sites for what you want to do. Favorite is FunkyJunk Interiors. If you go to her site there are many other links to find what you want to do. May take a while to get the right blog, but a fun time looking at all the creative redo so well done. They have weekly project themes on all and you can run a search.

I too want to change out my mahogany metal curtain rods to a light aged look. Metal takes on spray paint well. Use a gray metal spray primer first. Then whatever color you want. Metal spays will be shiny, so a final spray of clear in your finish will tone down. If you want to age the pieces, do so before the final spray.

Auto paint is another option and definitely a stronger coverage. But most spray paints off the shelf have become far better than once was. They seem to cover and go a long way than before.

I have done my metal bed and it has held up great. The curtain rods are up for grabs since drapes will move across the top and not sure how well that will hold up.

Here is a link for painting beds.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to paint a metal bed links/pics

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 6:11AM
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