Before & After [Gold Sculpture]

My mom gave me this sculpture a long time ago and I have always been in love with it. However, when we painted our sandstone fireplace glossy black, it kind of blended in and didn’t look so hot.

I have always been a believer that “When in doubt, paint it.” You’d be surprised what a face lift a coat of paint can do to something.

We have a very eclectic decor in our living room with a lot of black, so I figured we needed some shine and I wanted the sculpture to stand out so I went with gold.

before-and-after-gold-scultpure-khaki-and-chrome

Original sculpture with all the dust cleaned off.

 

I used the Flat White Ultra Cover Primer by Rust-oleum. Make sure you spray outside. I sprayed two coats, leaving about 30 minutes of dry time in between.

I used the Flat White Ultra Cover Primer by Rust-oleum. Make sure you spray outside. I sprayed two coats, leaving about 30 minutes of dry time in between.

Finished product against the black fireplace. I used Rust-oleum Specialty Metallic in "Metallic Gold". I sprayed four thin coats, leaving about 30 minutes in between for dry time.

Finished product against the black fireplace. I used Rust-oleum Specialty Metallic in “Metallic Gold”. I sprayed four thin coats, leaving about 30 minutes in between for dry time.