I picked up a cute little pair of French, two-tier side tables from my very favorite thrift store a while ago. (Yes, the same favorite thrift store I bought this headboard at. Stay away!!)
They were leather topped, but the leather had seen far better days. I knew I had to do something about them. I formulated the plan to prime the whole of the tables with gray primer, including the leather tops. Then I went back and painted the tops with some Mirrored Silver Metallic Spray Paint I bought from Ace Hardware. I really loved the stuff!! I think it’s going to be my go-to silver from now on. Fabulous stuff!
Once the silver dried, I went back with some black craft paint that I watered down into a glaze, painted it on and dabbed it off with a piece of paper towel. It turned out looking just like zinc, with the texture from the leather! I love it!
Then I masked off the table tops and sprayed the body of the tables ivory. After that had thoroughly dried, I hand-distressed with some fine sandpaper until some of the gray primer showed through in places and on the edges.
Some of the silver spray paint and black glazing tied in the original brass handles, and I called ‘em done!
Speaking of my very favorite thrift shop, guess what I picked up there day before yesterday. Check this awesomeness…
I’ve wanted to do an antique sideboard for about as long as I’ve been refinishing furniture, so I’m on cloud nine to find such an awesome one for a great price! What should I do to it? It has to live up to it’s potential. ;)