The Gold & Lucite Pulls Problem

I have the flu, can barely function and keep my eyes open so today's update will be probably be my shortest blog post ever. If you're coming over from Ariel's blog, hello!

I tried to paint my chrome lucite pulls- more specifically I tried to paint the chrome part gold. I used my Krylon Paint Pen which was very streaky, and then I used the gold paint from Velvet Finishes and that literally never dried on the metal (makes sense)... so a colossal fail so far. Good news is some hot soapy water took the gold right off, so no big deal.

I think for this project to work I'll need to spray primer on the chrome parts and then paint them gold but I don't think that'll achieve the brushed brass look I want for the pulls using this method either.

Is there some magical gold product I'm not thinking of?

Also, when we were building our house, I desperately wanted to use black and white Spanish look tiles on the bathroom floor, but my husband convinced me I'd hate it eventually and to stick with timeless. He's 99% right, and I still wish I had them somewhere though.

Then I found this product...peel and stick tiles! I am considering these for the wall behind the mirrors. It's totally temporary, gives me the look I want, BUT it is a bit pricey. I can't do the math right now, but it'd be at least $200, I think.

But, I also love this pattern from SmithHonig. It's so funky. Very boutique hotel-ish, right?

Decisions, decisions. And boy do I have a lot to do in two weeks to get this bathroom refreshed.

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Ok, back to bed I go. Check out the other lovely Primp and Pamper updates here:


  1. Have you tried rub'n'buff on the pulls? I've had decent luck using it on metal in the past. Usually find it at walmart or michaels and it comes in several different gold colors.

  2. Gold spray paint would probably work. I've sprayed chrome with the spray before and it worked. Not sure how it would hold up to wear though. Get well soon.

  3. Hola! I just wanted to say that I am so glad I came across your site! I've read so many beautiful home interior sites and often wished there was more of a Latina presence and then I found your site. It's wonderful and your style is right on key with what I like and love that you are in Corpus- love it there. Keep up the great posts.

  4. Gold spray paint! My daughter just got married and we wanted gold (not bright gaudy gold, but rather subtle, pretty gold) place card holders. We could only find silver. A couple of cans later, we had exactly what we wanted. They didn't chip or peel, it worked like a charm.

  5. Awww... I hope you are feeling better! We put those kind of tiles in our laundry room, and while I like them a lot, I'm finding that I am a little "over" them already! Maybe I'll ask your husband for advice next time :P

  6. I have sprayed metal with the brass/gold color of your choice and then to give it a richer, more authentic look, applied the Rub and Buff cream afterwards. I didn't find applying the Rub'n Buff directly on to the metal worked all that well. Good luck! And your room is looking good!

  7. I'm so excited for your reveal!! How about rub'n'buff or liquid leaf?? Good luck, friend! It's going to be great :)


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