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Design Fixation: Metallic Finishes on Furniture

I go through these phases where I obsess over certain design elements and can’t get them out of my head until I incorporate them into my own home in some way. Lately, I’m fixated on metallic finishes on furniture. Whether it’s silver leaf, gold leaf, gilded, antiqued, painted or pearlescent, honey i...
  • Brandy Garza

    I like! This Blog Friday, February 24, 2012Upcycled Dressers: Painted, Wallpapered, & Decoupaged What better way to recycle an old piece of furniture than to upcycle it into something brand new? Check out these great examples from some folks who have done just that with dressers and chests of drawers. With some paint, stencils, decoupage and a little imagination, you too can create your own custom furniture masterpiece! Painted and stenciled dressers...

  • Julie Ducker

    metallic paint on old wood furniture. Doing this on an old dresser for bedroom redo!

  • Marilyn Graybill

    Metallic paint on old wood furniture.- what a cool way to re-fashion old furniture.

  • Chris Marsh

    metallic paint on old wood furniture. Gorgeous. (alternative to expensive mirrored furniture.)

  • Bilerka Delahoz-Nunez

    Metallic paint on wooden furniture

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pIve used quite a few different types of paint for a silver or metallic finish on the pieces Ive worked on. There are some I like and some I dont like. Here are some of the paints Ive used that I like: Martha Stewarts Metallic Paint Line I have /p

  • Dawn Brockhouse

    What brand and color of paint was used on the above piece?

  • Tammy O'Neill

    Yes, I too am curious. The sample pic for Martha Stewart looks like a gray, not silver. Was this piece done with the Krylon spray paint?

  • Monica Brent

    The above piece is not painted. It is very misleading but common for this type of post because it is so eye-catching. It is actually silver leaf. And no paint product on the market will give you this kind of look unfortunately. Silver leafing is not difficult to learn though and the effects are wonderful! :)

great gift for aunts and cousins (maybe even a stocking stuffer!) — odds and ends tray from kate spade new york

possible paint job for my dresser....but in red white and blue

decoupage drawer... and the sides! i should do this in my kitchen because those cabinets leave much to be desired.

  • Roza Combrinck

    I love this!

  • Gemma Perkins

    This would look great in my kitchen as they have become yellow with age! Weekend project sorted :)

  • Joanne Boyer

    I was going to paint inside my cabinets, but I think I will decoupage inside the cabinets instead and do the drawers to match..hmmmm

Dishfunctional Designs: Upcycled Dressers: Painted, Wallpapered, & Decoupaged

This 1950's sturdy piece has been reversed stenciled. The reverse stenciling can be a matter of using painters tape to create the design that will be the focus. Sides and base could be dark stained or painted out dark. Drawers were painted with ship being created by blocking wood design w/painter's tape or it could be paint stenciled. (Dishfunctional Designs)

A strong element like this chest can be a great accent, but it needs something like a blue & red oriental rug to make it flow. Plus some better accessories would be great.

Come see how this old wood desk got a fun mint-colored makeover! Click for details at