Sunday, August 22, 2010

Night Stands in Metallic of course!

I’ve officially entered my “metallic” phase.
The Metallic Gold Vanity/Dresser sold before I even had the chance to list it. (Thank you Rosemary & Sara).
My next project was a set of night stands/end tables, that I then had a request to do in metallic silver. I eagerly obliged!
I’ve run amok with metallic paint.
This is what they look like in their original condition
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Not bad little tables really.  But not without signs of obvious wear and tear.
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In addition to all the scuffs and scrapes, the marble had scratches and coffee cup rings, and yet I chose to cover up the marble as if to protect it for some reason.  I knew it wasn’t going to match the new metallic look, but I thought, what the heck.. maybe I can work some magic later on.
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First start with a coat of primer.  Then on to two coats of metallic silver.
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I mixed up a batch of antique glaze.  I used Lowes brand, Valspar Antique glaze, but I added a little more clear glaze to it to thin it out and spread the color a little thinner.  Below are drawers, one unglazed and the glazed one on the right.  In my opinion metallic paint on it's own can be overwhelmingly bright, so I always tone it down with glaze.  This application gave the piece a stainless steel look.
Paint on the glaze then wipe it down with a damp rag. 
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I also dry brush it all over to really smooth and even out the glaze.
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As you can see below, the top section has been glazed the bottom has not.
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This has been finished all over.Silver Metallic Night Stands 021a
And as expected the marble just looks BLAHHHHHHH
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Time for a change.
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As for the hardware, I really wanted glass knobs, but that was not meant to be.  The doors were too close together to allow for any knobs at all, so I worked with the originals but sprayed them a pewter color.
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And of course… the after shots. There are two tables, but we’ll show one.
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With the addition of the mirror on top, this piece has been brought back to life.
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Unfortunately for me, they’re spoken for.
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91 comments:

  1. That piece of furniture is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!! I am trying to get my jaw off of my lap now.

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  2. Gorgeous! Thank you for all the details on how you did it.

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  3. ACK!!! I absolutely adore these!! Fantastic job. Love the finish. When you said the marble was going, I was like "OOH!! Do a mirrored top!!" and you obliged! So lovely!

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  4. Oh wow - I love this! What great inspiration.

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  5. OMG - that is beyond gorgeous!!!! I may just have to track you down and steal it ;)

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  6. Wow< I love it...now im thinking i need something metalic. Thanks for the idea,i love the mirror on top!
    thanks for sharing.
    stop by some time
    dejavucrafts.blogspot.com

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  7. I have to say these nightstands are brilliant.......gorgeous! You did a fantastic job.

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  8. Lisa, what a truly beautiful piece. I was thrilled when I saw you utilized mirror for the top. Excellent tutorial and great job!

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  9. Lisa that piece looks stunning! My gosh you are so talented beyond words from Drab to Fab there girl!

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  10. These are amazing! I LOVE the mirrors on the top, they set off the silver so nicely. Keep up the good work!

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  11. HOLY CANNOLI!!! That is the most gorgeous thing I have seen in a very long time...and I spend a LOT of time perusing design sites an blogs! I am now your number one fan!!!

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  12. totally gorgeous Lisa!!! Love it & I can see why you sold them so quickly!!

    xo,
    Shellagh

    p.s. thanks for the tutorial :)

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  13. This piece looks so high end, it's fabulous! Changing out the granite to a mirror was a great idea. I really like how this looks.

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  14. I am not usually a fan of either metallic furniture or mirrored pieces, but WOW WOW WOW, those look great!

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  15. What another great project Lisa ~ I would never of thought of using metallic but it looks fantastic!

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  16. These are just stunning! Absolutely beautiful! What a transformation. You did an amazing job on these. Just stunning!!

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  17. I didn't see the mirror coming, then, BAM! It looks so amazing!

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  18. LOL!! I'm glad you've entered you metallic phase!! :)
    The nightstands look really amazing!

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  19. Love it!!! I'm definitely going to paint my next piece silver! Looks awesome!!

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  20. That looks so good! The mirror on tops is awesome.

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  21. Hi Lisa...

    Wow!!! What a fabulous transformation! I love how the nightstands turned out! I have never done anything with metallic paint...but need to remedy that! Hehe! I totally agree, I think the metallic looks better "toned down" with the antique glaze! Beautiful, my friend! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous nightstands with us for Sunday Favorites this week!!! Great tutorial!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  22. Man, those nightstands are stylin'. Like right out of House Beautiful.

    -Rene

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  23. Loving them! I can't believe how fast they're selling, and being requested I really like the silver tables a lot I'm going to have to try to do it to some piece if I can find the right one. What brand do you use for your paint?

    Oh PS followed your blog and added your button to www.brittaini-jay.com hope you dont mind!

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  24. The mirror on top is a Fantastic idea, it really creates a lovely effect and captures the colors and light in the room... beautiful!

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  25. Amazing! Simply stunning {sorry everyone else said that too but it's true}. I've been wanting to make one of these and I love the instructions!

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  26. B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. I love the effect of the glaze and the mirror was just brilliant! Great tutorial. Would love it if you stopped by sometime!

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  27. Great Job! I am also in my Silver "phase" right now! Loves it

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  28. Wow, that is just beautiful! The mirror top is perfect for it. Thank you so much for sharing this...it's gorgeous!

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  29. This nightstand is just "to die for".

    You have inspired me to try some metallic finishes. I am in awe of this transformation. I'm so glad I got to see it here at Nifty Thrifty.

    WOW!

    Cori
    Starview Sonnet

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  30. Hi Lisa ~ your makeover is so wonderful and unique!! I love the mirrored top! I am so happy I stopped by, thanks for sharing!

    Sandi

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  31. OMG...these are really pretty!! I love the new look. Adding the mirrors instead of the marble was a great idea. The mirrors really set off the new coat of paint. I love them!!

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

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  32. I've been a reader for a while...Love everything about this piece. So well done. Now a follower...
    L.

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  33. Where have you been all my life? lol That piece ROCKS with heavy metallic! Great job once again!

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  34. I am a metallic fanatic, so I love, love, love the pieces. Like others have commented, I agree that the mirrored tops were a great choice.

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  35. I LOVE THOSE! Wish they were mine.

    -ella

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  36. Holy Cuteness, Bat Woman! These are adorable. This is exactly what I want to do to my piano.

    Thanks for sharing. Come stop by my blog for my first-ever giveaway. http://froufrugal.blogspot.com

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  37. I am hosting a giveaway over at Sassy Sites. Come on by and join in on the fun! We would love to have you!

    -Marni
    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/

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  38. Looks GREAT! Love the mirror top.

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  39. These are insanely gorgeous!!! Love the finish ~ you did a wonderful job of changing the look totally. Just found your blog and am I glad. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Pat

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  40. Beautiful! I don't blame you one bit for being in a metallic phase! Visiting from TGC New Friend Friday. New follower for sure!

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  41. New to your blog and loving it.
    The nightstands are gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lisa

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  42. So glad to see how such beauty is created! Now to show my husband!

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  43. Looks like you are having fun with metallics! I love how this turned out!!

    Visiting from NFF :)

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  44. Nice job - they look great!

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  45. The Night Stands are awesome!

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  46. Super!! Tolle Idee ! Dein Blog ist für mich eine grosse Inspiration ! BR from Austria, margaretha

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  47. I never thought that metallic furniture was my thing but this is great! I really like the choice of using a mirror as the table top. I'm always impressed by people who can take something older and make it look brand new.

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  48. Oh my word! No wonder you are on a metallic kick--it looks like a completely different piece of furniture. I must find something to try this on.

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  49. Love them! The mirror top is inspired! Visiting from FJI

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  50. Lisa this is stunning! Amazing finish and I love the mirrored top! Fantastic job! I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

    http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/08/three-scoops-of-love-winner-last-weeks.html

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  51. I love it - It looks great with the glaze! I love the mirrors too!

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  52. That looks truly professional - the mirrors were inspired (and now you have two sheets of marble to play with!)

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  53. Fabulous!!! My husband just brought me a similar table with the same marble top. He found on the sidewalk near his office with a free sign on it. Now I know what to do with it!

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  54. Wow!! This is stunning!! I love the metallic!

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  55. Absolutely perfect! Great eye for seeing the potential.

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  56. This piece is truly amazing! I have been searching for a way to paint a bedside table and I think this is it, thanks!

    I'd love for you to stop over for a wonderful giveaway at my blog, 1funkywoman

    Megan

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  57. I love this! I have always wanted mirrored side tables and this is a much more affordable way to go. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Love the metallic paint with the antique glaze. What great before and after pics. You did a great job!

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  59. This is really the nicest metallic re-do I have seen. It's not too brash and not too dark, either. Should I need a tutorial on one in the future....YOURS is bookmarked!
    xox
    Nancy

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  60. We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.

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  61. I'm officially your 500th follower! I LOVE your blog and can't wait to peruse it! So much talent!

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  62. Totally brilliant, absolutely beautiful. Heart heart heart !!!

    I'm posting on my FB page, love this so much!!

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  63. I loved this redo! The color is just amazing and you picked the perfect glazing color! Thank you so much. I will be stalking your blog site often!
    Nancy
    funwithnancy.blogspot.com

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  64. I was wondering about your metallic paint. Did you use spray paint? I just did a nightstand and used spray paint and it was pretty unforgiving. I didn't know if there was another way to get metallic on a surface other than by the can. Thanks for answering! Lauren mpieters1@yahoo.com

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  65. Oh wow, I am your 68th comment. Now you have to know people love what you have done here. It is stunning. Really. I loved the metallic finish but then the mirrored top sent me over the moon. I would be so flattered it you would share it on Motivated Monday @ Becolorful too.
    Warmly,
    Pam

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  66. Seriously awesome! Thanks for the great tutorial too- I agree that the glaze makes a big difference and tones down the metallic paint. The mirror is just icing on the cake!

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  67. Beautiful! We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!

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  68. Fabulous! This is just the type of make over I was planning, I even have the paint already. Thanks for posting for some extra incentive for me.

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  69. OM MY! I love it! That is such a great idea. I just moved and need ideas like this. Very nice!

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  70. What fabulous pieces! You made them simply amazing!

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  71. Wow, what a transformation! They look A-MAZING!! You are so talented, such a great job!!!

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  72. Absolutely lovely... Very inspiring.

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  73. Thank you for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I did feature this silver beauty today. I am in awe.
    Pam

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  74. this is seriously amazing. i absolutely love it!

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  75. Hi Lisa,

    I just wrote about these night stands on my blog - I love them!

    And I'm your 600th follower :-) Can't wait to see more projects from you.

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  76. HI, I love what you have done with paint and ingenuity, and wondered if you could please share the brand of silver metalic paint that you used?
    Thanks.

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  77. Love how this came out. Coming over from Penny Wenny's blog...love how you added the mirror top!

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  78. This is so beautiful! I have a project in mind using this effect. What kind of metallic paint did you use? The mirror looks wonderful. Did you just place it over the marble or did you back it with another material to bring it to the proper height?

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  79. Im in love with these you are so talented and make it look so simple to do. This is definitely a project i will be trying out for myself.

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  80. I have to say these nightstands are brilliant.......gorgeous! You did a fantastic job.

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  81. I totally agree with everything everyone has said. I was just looking for silver furniture to BUY but stumbbled on your page. THANK YOU! That's exactly what I'm going to do with my night stands.

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  82. Love your DIY! I've been having trouble finding metallic paint for a project of my own - could you send me the right direction? What brand did you use? Thank you for sharing!
    lauren.carfa@gmail.com

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  83. Beautiful job! Would you please tell me what paint product you used. jgphillips1@windstream.net

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  84. Yes, please tell us about the metallic paint! tlohe@comcast.net

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  85. Hi there
    For those who want to know the type of paint used, it was Rustoleums Brilliant Metallic Silver in spray. Of course as mentioned in the post the silver was then toned down with a grey glaze. Thanks, Lisa

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  86. Fabulous makeover. Love the way you think -- no, you LIVE! -- totally out of the box. Beautiful.

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