It’s been a while since I’ve done a furniture makeover and with fall on the way I wanted to add some autumn colors to the mix. One of my favorite things to do in the evening is enjoy those gorgeous sunsets that light up the sky. It looks as if the whole event was painted in glory, and boy, does it sparkle like gold. I decided to capture a bit of that color in this vintage Mersman table makeover using metallic paint.
Wouldn’t you say that my project of choice is lacking some spunk? Even though it has potential, however, the top is a faux marble type material and it has wear. My vision sees a whole new look that will draw out the beauty being hidden.
First, one of my all-time favorite metallic colors is Champagne, so I was eager to use it on this table. It is so soft and can easily fit into most any decor. Since metallic paint can have a sort of transparent effect, I decided to use the Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting as my base coat.
The 8 oz. jar easily gave me enough paint to do two coats of Everlasting and some to spare. Love that! I painted everything, even the center panel on top and the faux pull on the front.
Then, once the two layers cured, I added a single coat of Champagne using a dry brush technique. I wanted to create an old world look that told a story and created dimension. For fun, I did a harlequin design to the center panel using basic math and a ruler.
Ready to see the after? I’m excited to share!
Isn’t it fun! I just love how the paint drew out the details and the champagne color gives this once dated table a sense of style.
And you gotta love the harlequin top. I did a similar table just like this a few years back and have been wanting to do it again ever since.
I’m pleased with the results of this makeover and hope you are too! If you love this sweet table, you can find it available in my onilne shop along with my other work and vintage finds.
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