You guys, I did a bad thing. In my defense, it was an accident and I won’t do it again! I got this little table sometime last year and I could’ve sworn that I took a pic of it. But after too much wasted time spent searching through my digital files, alas, there is no “before” photo to be found. And since I was in crazy market mode when I was working on it, there are only a couple of “in-progress” pics – but you’ll forgive me, right? 😉
So let’s start at the end this time – here is the beautiful After:
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This yard sale table started out beige and some of the paint was peeling off. I gave it a good sanding and painted it first in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. It was better than the beige, but still didn’t have the “wow” factor. So I grabbed my Platinum metallic paint from Modern Masters and gave it a couple coats. It looked like this:
It was a little too tin foil looking for this table. So I distressed and distressed…. trying to sand off the brightness of the platinum and letting the calmer gray peek through the soft metallic.
I finished it off with MasterClear topcoat (also from Modern Masters) and here she is again:
So fancy and shiny. <3
It’s definitely still silver/gray but it’s not too bright and tin foily.
After I distressed, you can also see some of the original beige in the grooves.
As a teen I was obsessed with silver – I would’ve killed to have this table in my room back then! Hahaha
That’s another piece I brought to the vintage market last week – more coming at you soon!
What do you think of this platinum table makeover? Too shiny, or just right?
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