Go for gold without going broke. This clever hack transforms basic bath hardware into glitzy gold features.
Add a little sparkle to your bathroom. Simple chrome fixtures are nice, but they don't have the same impact as dazzling gold. Hack your way to pricey hardware with this simple DIY. A combination of gold spray paint and two shades of antiquing wax give bathroom hardware bling status with little effort.
If you're adding a gold finish to existing hardware, detach it from the vanity, wall, cabinet, etc. If you're dressing up new hardware, remove it from packaging. Wipe each piece with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris.
In a well-ventilated area, spray-paint all sides of the hardware gold. Apply thin layers of spray paint, working in smooth, long stroaks to coat the entire surface. Let dry completely between coats.
Apply two coats of antiquing wax—one light and one dark—with a round paintbrush. Dab the antuiquing wax lightly with the blunt end of the paint brush, making sure to get in the indentations and creases. Let dry between each coat.
Install hardware in desired spot using the appropriate mounting hardware and tools. We love the look of a faux-gold towel ring, but this technique works on knobs, handles, pulls, and any other metal hardware.