Since the dawn of time, humans have been attracted to shiny things. Adding a coat of high gloss to everyday items and surfaces will bump up the sophistication factor of your home while hypnotizing your guests into a lacquer-induced love spell.
A Small Room in Your Home: Not convinced? Check out Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber's bar right off their kitchen, seen in Architectural Digest. It's lacquered an emerald green and it's a total jewel box. (If you're still uncertain, this "before & after" might help change your mind.)
Vintage Furniture (above): The unrecognizable before/after of this vintage dining table by designer Emily Henderson is a great reminder of the transformative powers of lacquer, and a reminder that lacquer doesn't have to be high sheen.
Boring Lamp Bases: These lamp bases received a glossy shine by Amy Howard using aerosol furniture lacquer from her own line.
Old Toys: Oddly enough, there are endless uses for painted plastic animals. These DIY bookends by Earnest Home co. are one of our favorites.
Trays: These versatile decorating staples are easily DIY'ed by Duo Ventures.
Doors: I love a good bold and cheerful entry way. Whether it's on your front door, or other interior doors, nothing makes quite as bold a statement as bright lacquer paint.
Dining chairs: Pick a candy-colored color palette and replicate these lacquered Windsor chairs from Howe London.