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Monday, September 20, 2010

Antique Champagne Gold Nightstands

So, if we don’t change our name to “Clocks R Us”, we will certainly need to change it to “House of Metallics.”  Not only does today’s project feature those shiny glimmering tones, but I picked up 5 pieces for a client the other day (Hi, Dianne!!) who would like them done in a palette of (you guessed it) metallics!!  I, for one, can’t get enough.  Hopefully you agree with me and will keep on reading.  :)

If you remember, I picked up this great, heavy pair of nightstands a small while ago for $10 a piece.  I was drawn to their fantastic pulls and bun feet.

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I stripped the tops down with a heavy grit sandpaper and my handy dandy palm sander, primed the base with Bulls Eye 1 2 3 Primer from Zinsser, spray painted the base with Brushed Metallic Carmel Latte from Krylon (a lovely champagne gold color), gave it an antiquing glaze of burnt umber, stained the tops using Dark Walnut Minwax Gel Stain, and sealed the tops with Satin Finish Verathane.  I think they look like a million bucks!

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Watch out!!  I’m like Midas.  Everything I touch turns to gold.  ;)

Linking to:

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36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the dark brown tops.

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  2. These are so beautiful!!!! Great job! I want to try out some metallics VERY soon!

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  3. What an amazing transformation! They look great!

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  4. Ooh la la! Love! Excellent work!

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  5. When you said you were going with a gold metallic, I'll admit it... I was skeptical :) But they are GORGEOUS!! You did such a fantastic job on them, I hope you are thrilled with the results!!

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  6. stunning! you do fabulous things with metallic paint... perhaps you could change the name of the blog to "time to shine" ;)

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  7. These look like a million bucks! The dark stain is beautiful.

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  8. I am not into metallics, but you are slowly converting me! These look great!

    ~ Tracy

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  9. When I saw "gold" I was like "I am not going to like this one." But shut the front door I love it! The slight glaze woos it over! Loves AM and C!

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  10. I have some similar nightstands that I've been trying to figure out how to revitalize. Maybe I'll have to go metalic. Who knew it could look so good? Great job.
    April @ homehinges.com

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  11. Those are beautiful. Very classy! I love the gold and that your kept the tops stained dark. They would work beautifully in my bedroom! I can see why you are having fun with the metallics.

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  12. Love these! They turned out beautifully!! As always... :) shaunna

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  13. A word to everyone... Don't try teal glaze on gold. :))) These are stunning!

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  14. Wow Wow WOW! So gorgeous! They would be PERFECT in my bedroom!

    cheers!
    k

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  15. What nice pieces! Love the metallic finish. You made a great choice staining the tops.

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  16. These are fantastic. What vision you have.

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  17. I love the finish you chose to do here, not the run of the mill at all!

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  18. LOVE love love how they turned out!! Great work!

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  19. Looks so high end! Something you would pay a lot for! Beautiful1

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  20. These are stunning! I love metallics~ I did a dresser with metallic last week!

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  21. very nice choice of color and technique!

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  22. They look great. I think metallic paint must be addictive.

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  23. Wow! Ann Marie, they are gorgeous! I love the contrast of the dark tops with the champagne colored bases! Super pretty.

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  24. DANG! These ARE fabulous! I love this look - great job!

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  25. I mean really!?! Can you get anymore talented!!! And you make it seem so dag on easy!! These look straight out of restoration hardware!!!

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  26. Once again beautiful job! These look so expensive and lovely!

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  27. Did you seal the base too? Or only the top. Great job thinking of doing the same to mine.
    thank you

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  28. Did you seal the base too? Or only the top. Great job thinking of doing the same to mine.
    thank you

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