Glam side table? I know that doesn’t sound like me, does it? Recently a few friends and I were invited to challenge ourselves to makeover a piece of furniture, but the kicker was, it had to be a metallic makeover! You know I love a challenge, but this was a tough one for me. Then I remembered I had this little thrift store beauty (not so much) that’s been sitting in my garage forever, just begging for a makeover.
I paid around $25 for it and I knew it would be perfect for this project. I also knew just where it would go… My bedroom!
Ooh glam, right?
By pure coincidence, all my products happened to be Martha Stewart. I purchased the leafing and bonding agent at Michaels.
I found the paint at Home Depot. The color is called Thundercloud. I sanded first and primed with a spray primer before painting:
That pic was with only one coat. It looked pretty great but I gave it two.
I really wanted to give this table a mirrored glass top, but it would have rested above the raised area on the top, so to get a similar feeling I added silver leafing. This was my first experience with leafing and it was actually pretty easy.
It is surprisingly durable too, but I would probably not use it on a high traffic piece.
The drawer front is busy, so I chose knobs that were more subtle.
Although this was completely out of my comfort zone, I am really loving the bit of bling that it brings to my bedroom.
I also love how deep the drawer is. It got a little prettier too…
I like to have a place beside my bed for my jewelry. This little plate was a perfect thrift store find. The locket was a sweet gift from my boys for Christmas.
I found a pair of these lamps at TJ Maxx a few years ago and I just I love the pattern. The owl was also a TJ Maxx find last year. He had been banished to the garage, but I’m glad I found him a home back inside where it’s warm.
I found the plant at Michaels just the other day. I think I’m desperate for some green! Spring may never get here, so I found some myself! I love the pop of green, and since it’s not real, I don’t have to worry about it stealing my O2 while I snooze! It looks pretty real though, right?