Have you ever looked at a piece of furniture and wished you could make it lighter and brighter without changing the original color? This exact thing happened to me just this week and I am thrilled to share the solution I stumbled for this 5-minute side table makeover while working on another project.
Disclosure: I received free paint from Country Chic Paint in exchange for writing a review on the blog. This post does NOT contain an affiliate link, which means that if you click on the product link, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are 100% my own.
During the month of May, I am participating in a furniture refinishing challenge sponsored by a chalk paint company called Country Chic. They also make metallic creams and I happen to be working with a bright gold called Pocket Watch.
SIDE TABLE MAKEOVER:
And so……. while I was toiling away on the contest piece, an idea struck. In order to refresh this little table, all I needed to do is rub about one 1/2 to 1 tablespoonful of product all over the table and then use a damp cloth to wipe it down before the cream dries. And that’s exactly what I did.
SIDE TABLE BEFORE:
Here’s a before photo. See how dull and cheap the finish looks?
SIDE TABLE AFTER:
And here it is five minutes later.
How amazing is that? Although the new finish is extremely soft and subtle, it made a tremendous change in the table’s overall appearance. I was really quite taken back because I had never thought about metallics as ulta-thin topcoats.
I tell you, it is like the table is now wearing a very soft glittering eye-shadow.
And I just love it.
There’s more to come about the May challenge and the totally unique way that two Queen Anne chairs are getting a refresh. For now, let’s just say that I’m not painting the wood. 🙂 #imatease #lol But really…….I’m not. 🙂
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