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Style Secret: Lacquered Finishes
What's a glamorous room without a little sheen? With lustrous depth and a tough-as-nails finish, glossy lacquer elevates pedestrian furnishings and takes elegant ones over the top. Choose vivid colors, such as tomato red, Prussian blue or kelly green, and lacquer unexpected pieces — perhaps a bamboo étagère or a pedestal table — to make the look even more daring.
Behind the scenes: True lacquering is a complicated and time-consuming process, usually handled by pros. So take a shortcut. We won't tell. Home centers and paint stores carry lacquer spray paints (Krylon and Rustoleum are two major brands) that will give you the gleam you're going for.