Gold sofa table – with video tutorial

Since last year I’ve had a few adventures with metallic paint, and I must admit, at the beginning I thought metallic just didn’t go with wood, but after finishing a few projects I learned to love it. This table was the turning point for me. Have I mentioned before that I’m not a big fan of gold? I think so. It can be a dangerous color when used in excess, or when it’s too shiny, too yellow, too fake. However, some people know exactly how to use it to make everything look chic and elegant. One of my customers is exactly like that. Whenever she has an order for me, she sends me pictures of pieces she likes so I can use them as inspiration. So far, I love everything I see and I can’t wait to put my hands on her pieces.

As you can guess from the before picture, this piece was being used as a work table by one of my friends who also refinishes furniture, and it was just the right design for what my customer was looking for.

This is what I used:

  • White primer (spray)
  • Homemade chalk paint SW taupe
  • Modern Masters Warm Silver
  • Rustoleum Dark Walnut stain (as glaze)
  • Minwax polyurethane

Check out this short video tutorial I made on how I painted it.

And here are the pictures!

Bring on the metallics!

Thanks for stopping by,




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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.

20 thoughts on “Gold sofa table – with video tutorial

  1. Did you use silver and gold paint on the table. Your list says silver but you mention gold in the video. Thank you, I love the table.

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  2. Pat this is so gorgeous. And it is not a bright over the top gold. Because you added the glaze it tones it down and makes it a subtle color. Beautiful work and the video is such a good tutorial. Pinning and saving and sharing.!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I would like to try this on my ornate rosewood rocking chair from India. Did you use the taupe chalk paint underneath the metallic, since it is translucent? I was told some metallic paints are translucent, and require several coats for full coverage.


    1. Thanks Rana!
      Yes, I applied the taupe color first.
      Modern Masters has opaque and semi-opaque colors, and the latter are a bit translucent. This Warm Silver is opaque, so two coats were enough.
      Good luck with your project!


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