So what is a girl to do? Paint of course. Not the walls but the faucet. When we bought this house 4 years ago all the fixtures were very high quality they just had not been treated very well. All the faucets had been cleaned with something that took the lacqure coating off and left them scratched and peeling.
Step 1: I removed what parts I could, cleaned them very well and sanded all the parts.
Step 2: The only metal primer I had was in a spray can and since I am uncomfortable with spraying in the house I sprayed the paint into a butter tub and painted it on. I use this technique all the time and it works really well.
Step 3: I used regular craft paint for the rest of the project. I mixed up a brown that matched an existing towel rack and gave the faucet 2-3 coats to make sure I covered it completely.
Step 4: I mixed cooper metalic paint with a little of the brown I used for the base. Then I dry brushed it on the edges of the handles and faucet until I got the look I wanted.
Step 5: After drying over night I sealed it a water based varnish and used to razor blade to carefully remove any paint I got on the sink. I would rather have sprayed a clear coat marine finish on the faucet but I have never done that with a finish coat and I did not want to experiment on this project by spraying it into a container and brushing it on. I also painted the toilet handle and the toilet paper holder so they would all match.
I am a much better painter than a photographer so I apologize for my blurry photos but it looks great and I am very happy with it.
If you would like to see the whole bathroom in its finished state please check out my post, The 4am Bathroom Makeover is Finished.
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