Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Aged Silver Finished Side Table



We guest posted this over at The V Spot last month!
Vivienne has an awesome blog so be sure and check her out!
The V Spot
 In case you missed our post here is another before and after!
We got this piece for FREE!


I have been dying to try this technique.  I just love the look.
I thought this piece would be perfect with all of the details.


I used this "aluminum" paint by Rust-oleum.  Its very smelly, but I
just love that you apply with a paint brush.


I then aged it with some glazing.
I used Ralph Lauren glaze tinted with "expresso bean." 





I love how it turned out.   So next time you see one of these glorious
70's pieces don't walk past or drive by this curb alert!!

10 comments:

  1. Lovely! What a great finish!

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  2. wonderful job and thank you for pointing out the products that you used to achieve the painted finish effect. This is a great way to modernize that 1970s look - totally fabulous!

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  3. Hey, Amy and Emily. Check out my new post, inspired by you!
    Fondly, Tami
    http://thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-key-coffee-table-im-in-love-again.html

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  4. That looks amazing..and I spent hours silver leafing my dresser !!! If you have time check out my blog ,I'm new in Blog world and soon I will have apost about my silver lead dresser hope you will like it

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  5. I love what you did here! I was going to ask whether this was a thrifty find and I'm so glad that the side table is something I could possibly find at a garage sale. Love this :)

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  6. Great job! I love the transformation!

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  7. I love the finish!!!! It totally transformed the piece and brought out all the details!

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  8. I am so inspired by your creation that is now my source of inspirtation for refinishing my dining room table.
    It's going to be Fabulous, honey!

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  9. This is really very well done,

    can you please explain what the expresso bean tint means, I've googled for it and found nothing related and I want to give this effect to some wood pieces I am creating


    Thank you very much.

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  10. love the look. Can this be applied to a resin picture frame?

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