Originally the vision was for a more subtle stripe, so we mocked up some sample boards with Annie Sloan Paloma blended with a few metallic colors and thought that would serve as the base, with the pure metallic color on top. However, the client really gravitated toward seeing more of the metallic luster, so we ended up electing to put Warm Silver and Pewter next to one another. Read on to see the rest of the tutorial!
Here is the chest as it was Before. The previous owners must have used incense since there was a little bit of a patchouli scent in the velvet drawer linings, even though the drawers were perfectly clean. We left the drawers open for a while, but the scent did not dissipate. So, we took coffee grounds and set them in open containers in each drawer for a week or so, and they absorbed/neutralized the scent!
I started with a blend of Paloma and Modern Masters Warm Silver as our base coat. I used Warm Silver above that on the sides and drawers in keeping with the "subtle stripe" idea. However, I was seeing a lot of variation in the color that I thought would not look ideal next to the bold stripes we were going to put on, so I ended up applying three coats of the Warm Silver to these areas.
I also took a picture and utilized at it as a second view, and slightly adjusted the bottom of the third piece of tape. I find that things often look just a little bit different through the camera lens than they do when I'm staring directly at the piece of furniture!