Gold is an interesting color. It can be elegant, delicate or GAUDY. The ‘gaudy’ gold things are the ones I usually find while thrifting’ like this reclining cherub statue:
White spray paint to the rescue! I use spray paint on things like this that have lots of nooks and crannies to get paint into.
MUCH easier to spray it in than brush it in; and on projects that you are doing to sell, TIME is money too! Then on to the distressing.
I could/should have spent more time on the sanding; working sore specifically WITH the details, to being them out more. But my carpal tunnel is getting pretty bad, so my best will have to be good enough.