Lacquer Love and a Little Makeover
July 13, 2010
I’m have a love of objects that project glamour, and lately white lacquer is on my mind. There’s something about the glossy smooth surface and clean lines that had me wanting to incorporate this very modern look in our bedroom.
For example, this white Parsons desk had me thinking it was the perfect bedside table.
so did this white console table.
How lovely is this white lacquered desk ?
I’m loving this buffet in this foyer
This sideboard is striking against the mocha grasscloth, dark walls and floors.
And this low coffee table certainly creates a modern feel in this living room space.
Another white lacquer coffee table at the beach
I was drawn to white lacquer to balance the traditional dark wood in our room ~ I really love the Parsons collection from West Elm, but none of these fit quite right next to our bed.
To get my lacquer fix, I settled on a pretty little green tray from West Elm. In lieu of a shiny white lacquer end table, I shopped my house and found this piece instead.
My new lacquer tray sits on top of my ‘new’ glossy white nightstand . . .
You’ll recall I repainted this Dorothy Draper knock off in blue and white last summer for the guest space ~ read all about it in this post. But this little chest wasn’t getting used in there, and I needed a new nightstand, so repurposed it in our room instead. I gave it two coats of Rustoleum’s ‘Gloss White’ spray paint, a new favorite, and then hand painted the detail with an artist’s brush and three coats of champagne gold paint (a custom blend) ~ now it’s so very glam in our room !
* Reader inquiry: Yes, this piece has already been primed and painted with oil based formulas, so it was safe to go over it with more oil based spray paint. See the original makeover here.
More master mini makeover details coming soon. Meanwhile, what’s your feeling about lacquered furniture, do you love it or loathe it ? Is it chic and bold, or way too cold for your taste? Do share your thoughts !!