Hi everyone, this is Jen from Girl in the Garage sharing another fun furniture makeover with you today! I paint a lot of furniture and I often stick with safe, semi-neutral designs – but the pieces that become my favorites are the ones that I let go of “safe” and give myself freedom to experiment. This is one of those pieces and it’s already one of my favorites!
This is a vintage table that I got at a yard sale this summer. I immediately liked it because it was different – and I could tell at one time that it was a very special piece. However the gold was wearing off the metal and it really needed a major update to make it house-worthy again.
I had a blast with this project – I painted it a bit funky and I love how it turned out!
All of the products I used were already in my garage.
First I dismantled the whole thing. I took the brackets outside and painted them with Rustoleum Metallic Gold spray paint to bring them back to their former glory. (Afterward I protected them with Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel spray paint.)
For the two shelves, I measured where the center was and drew a dot there. Then I used Frogtape to randomly section off parts for painting- I just used paint I already had: white latex, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite, and Rustoleum oil-based metallic gold paint.
I painted opposite sections the same color for consistency.
You may have seen this sneak peek if you follow me on Instagram:
When the tops were finished I painted the legs black and the feet were touched up with gold. Then I applied some of Annie Sloan’s clear wax over all the black and white parts and put everything back together again. I was a little worried about the wax dulling the gold so I also sprayed a bit of the Rustoleum Enamel spray over everything to keep some shine.
When I was trying to come up with a term to describe this table makeover, immediately I came up with “retro fabulous.” It definitely has a glamorous throwback vibe, don’t you think? I love how sometimes furniture can be art for your home.
Thanks for letting me share my newest favorite piece of furniture with you guys!
Besides this table, I also gave my blog a makeover this week- I’d love to know what you think! 😉
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