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
Not bad little tables really. But not without signs of obvious wear and tear.
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.
First start with a coat of primer. Then on to two coats of metallic silver.
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.
I also dry brush it all over to really smooth and even out the glaze.
As you can see below, the top section has been glazed the bottom has not.
And as expected the marble just looks BLAHHHHHHH
Time for a change.
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.
And of course… the after shots. There are two tables, but we’ll show one.
With the addition of the mirror on top, this piece has been brought back to life.
Unfortunately for me, they’re spoken for.
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