Good Questions: Can I Paint My Boontje?

Good Questions: Can I Paint My Boontje?

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Maxwell Ryan
Aug 9, 2006

Hello AT, I got a great deal on a clump of 4 Tord Boontje garland lights at Moss' big sale. The only problem is they are bright brassy yellow gold and my decor is mostly earth tones. I need suggestions on the best way to go about painting or treating the metal to make it match my decor...

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Can it be spray painted to look more of a bronze or copper color similar to the "rust" colored version of this light? Will I have to hand paint each nook and cranny? How can I assure even coverage on such an organically shaped object? Thanks! Amy Dear Amy, Ouch! This is a tough one and we would generally NOT advise trying to mess with Boontje's plated metal, however we totally understand your situation. Perhaps a more enterprising soul would have a solution? Perhaps soaking them in sea water and letting the patina distress itself? Anyone?
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