The Metallic Cube


Vintage wooden cube table spray painted metallic silver.  By Girl in the Garage

I have a very cool and simple project to share with you today.  I found this vintage wooden cube (side table?) at a thrift store and knew I could do something special with it.  Now usually, I bring something home and it sits in my garage until I figure out exactly what I want to do.  But this time was different.

The "before."  Vintage wooden cube table spray painted metallic silver.  By Girl in the Garage

The woven sides reminded me of a patterned sheet of metal.  I wanted to recreate the look even further, so I bought some metallic silver spray paint and painted about two coats.

Vintage wooden cube table spray painted metallic silver.  By Girl in the Garage

Then I finished it off with some protectant spray.

Vintage wooden cube table spray painted metallic silver.  By Girl in the Garage

After it dried I brought it into the house and my 4-year-old asked, “What’s that cage for?”  Hmmm…  So maybe I achieved my goal of making it look like metal.

Vintage wooden cube table spray painted metallic silver.  By Girl in the Garage

I do think it might look cute with a little dog bed inside.  There was no way my dog was going to get in though, so I substituted for the elephant.  (He didn’t mind.)

Vintage wooden cube table spray painted metallic silver.  By Girl in the Garage

I definitely think this fits in with the industrial style which has been gaining in popularity again lately.  It’s such a small piece and was inexpensive so it was the perfect item to take a risk with.  What do you think?  Would you spray paint any of your furniture metallic?

Jen

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2 Comments on The Metallic Cube

    • Jen
      April 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm (4 years ago)

      I know! They don’t always get to see all my projects when I work in the garage or outside, so it’s funny to hear their comments when they do. 😉 I keep saying I need to write down all the cute things they say so I can remember it when they’re older.

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