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Metallic Painted Side End Table

30 August 2010

Want a metallic painted side/ end table for a change? 
 Lisa at Recaptured Charm painted her night stands metallic.  See how cool they are.

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.
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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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Thanks for reading!

Very fancy in deed!  How about a metallic painted side end table for a change.  
Can you say Bling! Bling!


Ashley @ The Hillside Home August 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM  

Wow, these end tables look so great. I would have never considered a metallic look, but I LOVE it! Great job. And the glass looks great on top, too. :)

Lisa August 30, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

You have no idea what a thrill I get to be featured on your site!! Thank you so much for finding this project interesting enough to feature. Much appreciated!

Biljana August 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

Great job, It looks fantastic, bravo:))))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

Linzeelu August 30, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

Bling Bling for sure! I love it! So beautiful! So fun! You did a great job :)


too Blessed to Stress August 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

wowie! I love how different it looks. Who would ever guess that was the before look of such a lovely piece :)

~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Betty Bake August 31, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

wow that is sooo well done :)
very nice :)

Betty Bake

Dayna Barolin October 11, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

These are gorgeous! Did you spray paint the metallic silver or use a brush? Can I ask what brand and specific color? Thanks!!

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