Gilded Tables – Trash to Treasure


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It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday {Best of the Archives} again – and this time I’m re-sharing these tables that I painted back in 2013 and a few months later they ended up being featured in Romantic Homes magazine (read about it here if you’d like).

My mom actually discovered these at a yard sale and got them for me.

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

The colors I chose were Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence (I’ve also used it on this tablethis bookshelf, this room divider, and this buffet) and Rustoleum metallic gold paint for the edges.

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

First I did some major sanding on the top of the tables because they were peeling.  Then I removed the knobs and painted both tables.

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Then for fun I added metallic gold paint around the edges and inside the legs (similar to what I did on my vanity’s legs).  I didn’t realize it until I opened the can but I bought oil-based gold paint – oops!

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

It was my first experience with oil-based paint and it was not that easy to use.  I kept having to stir it and it was very difficult to clean up – but I loved the way it made the trim look gilded!  A stunning effect.

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Beware of getting oil-based paint on your skin!  It is near impossible to get off – that is, if you’re just using soap and water like I did.  After scrubbing for about a half hour and getting most of it off my hands (but none off the paintbrush), I googled how to properly clean up and learned I should use a mixture which includes mineral spirits.

I applied some of Annie Sloan’s clear wax and here they are all prettied up:

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

I love how they turned out.

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

What do you think of my gilded tables?  They sold pretty quickly from my booth.

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Here’s a Before/After comparison:

Gilded Tables: Turquoise and Gold Makeover by Girl in the Garage

Jen

Next, visit my friends’ makeovers below – click the links to see the Afters!

Trash to Treasure Makeovers

1. Confessions of a Serial DIYer

2. Artsy Chicks Rule

3. Prodigal Pieces

4. Bless’er House


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5 Comments on Gilded Tables – Trash to Treasure

  1. Julie Thomas
    February 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I have that EXACT same little table I bought at a flea market wondering what to do with it. Love what you did. Did the doors come off for you to paint?

    Reply
    • Jen
      February 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Julie, that’s so cool! I loved these tables for the brief time that I owned them. I did not remove the doors when I painted – I taped around the glass and otherwise it wasn’t too difficult to paint them. Good luck with your table!

      Reply

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