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!
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