#makeovermonday / painting a brassy gold shower surround

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Last week our #makeovermonday adventure took us to this bathroom in our country fixer upper:

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We got rid of the wallpaper border, replaced the floors, painted the walls and gutted the vanity. Here is the amazing after that I still want to just sit and stare at for days:

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[you can view the full bathroom makeover here]

What you didn’t see in the photos from last week was the opposite side of that vanity. There is a nice little garden soaking tub, AND this (bad photo warning):

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We didn’t have it in the budget to completely gut the shower and so I decided to tackle painting a gold shower surround for the first time ever!

First up, painters tape. Lots. And lots. Of painters tape.

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I used both a metal primer and protective enamel oil-based paint for this project.

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Both products are from Rust-oleum, the Professional line.

High Performance Metal Primer in Clean Metal Primer
High Performance Protective Enamel in Flat Black

I didn’t do any sanding, just cleaned off the metal with a rag and vinegar prior to applying the primer.

I used a small paint brush and added 2 coats of the primer – allowing it to dry for about an hour or so in between coats.

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The primer set overnight and the next day I came back to apply the first coat of the flat black enamel.

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That coat dried overnight as well.

Day 3, I came back to apply the second coat of the flat black enamel.

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Being completely cautious, I allowed the tape to set another night before coming back the next day to do the big reveal.

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Seriously – I couldn’t be happier with  how this paint turned out. Our shower in our personal home is silver and I’m actually considering doing the same thing.

Should I admit that I cheated and didn’t paint the inside???

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Supplies needed to paint a shower surround:

Painters tape
Rust-oleum Professional Metal Primer Oil-Based
Rust-oleum Professional High Performance Protective Enamel Oil-Based Paint
Purdy Paint Brush (my favorite)
A bit of patience to wait several days and allow the coats to set

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