Go for gold without going broke. This clever hack transforms basic bath hardware into glitzy gold features.

June 23, 2017

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.

What You Need

  • Bath hardware
  • Damp cloth
  • Gold spray paint
  • Light antiquing wax
  • Dark antiquing wax
  • 2-inch round paintbrush

Step 1: Remove and Clean Hardware

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.

Step 2: Paint Hardware

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.

Step 3: Apply Antiquing Wax

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.

Step 4: Install Hardware

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.

Comments (1)

June 24, 2018
Gold Finish bathroom fittings look stunningly beautiful. And if you don't want to do it all yourself, just order them in brass with gold finish from http://globalmetal.company/