Good Questions: How Should I Paint This Chandelier?

Justine sent us an email: "Hello friendly AT'ers...

I am very much interested in this chandelier but I would like to paint the gold metal parts, (or at least some of them, such as the base and the stem) a glossy enamel white. Does anyone have experience with such endeavors? Any tips or advice?

Thanks in advance!"

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First, we'd recommend checking out the comments from a previous post: Good Questions: Can I Paint My Boontje?. Does anyone have advice for Justine?