Side Table with Silver Spray Paint

It took me years to try spray paint on furniture. I always knew it was OK, and that many people did it, but something about it felt wrong. I couldn’t say exactly what the problem was. It’s like one of those things you frown upon when you see  other people doing, and before you know you are wondering what took you so long to try, such as drinking pumpkin flavored coffee or walking your dog in pajama pants.

Not only that, I hate the mess oil based paint makes and how impossible it is to clean up everything that comes in contact with it, be it paintbrushes, rags, skin, nails, clothes. Oh, and did I mention the terrible smell?

Despite all that, every time I saw a piece with that beautiful shine I felt the urge to run to the hardware store, buy a can and paint the first wooden thing that crossed my way.

This week I was lucky to have a customer who had the very specific request of a very shiny silver finish for her daughter’s nightstand. Score!



This cute table was my second project with metallic spray paint, and I absolutely love it. There is no way I could have achieved this level of shine with a water based metallic paint. The fact that it was a small piece felt less intimidating. Yes, it was a little messy, but hey, look at this cutie now!! It was worth the silver nail polish I have on and under my nails for the next six weeks.


How I did it:

1- Light sanded the entire piece

2 – Used wood filler to cover the old drawer pull holes and drilled a new hole in the center of the drawer.

3 – Cleaned with TSP diluted in water

4 – Sprayed Rust-oleum white primer and let it dry for about 2 hours.

5 – Sprayed 1st coat of Rust-oleum Bright Cover metallic 

6 – Waited 2 hour and sprayed second coat.

Tip: Do two coats with the table upside down then wait for 2 to 3 hours to turn it over and do the two coats on the other areas.

That was all!

Have you tried spray paint on furniture? How was your experience?







My sisterback in Brazil makes these adorable little baskets and she sent me a few of them. Check her Instagram page @belezuras_e_fofurices


And again, my favorite model, Ozzy!

Thanks for reading!


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It all started in the spring of 2013. I realized how tired I was to see my house entirely decorated with IKEA stuff. Nothing against IKEA, but after 12 years, I just needed some change. I wanted stylish, original furniture, but noticed that everything I liked from retail stores was way out of my budget. Thanks to Google, Youtube, and a couple of amazing blogs, I was able to discover and explore the world of furniture refinishing, and it was the beginning of my addiction. I now spend my days rescuing old, dull, unwanted pieces of furniture to give them a fresh look so they can be displayed, used and loved again for many more years to come. Thanks for stopping by.

5 thoughts on “Side Table with Silver Spray Paint

  1. THAT is a beautiful finish! It’s so smooth and clean. It looks like you did a ton of prep work, although it sounds like you didn’t have to do too much. I haven’t spray painted any wooden furniture yet. I’m planning on a project that has laminate though, so that should be interesting.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, go for it. When I paint anything with laminate I always light sand and prime it first to make sure the paint will sticks to it. So far it’s worked! Good luck 🙂

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  2. I’m curious what brand of paint sprayer you use? I’ve seen your other post, the pieces you did with Valspare Furniture Paint. They are absolutley amazing!


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