Painted Metallic Pieces I Need To Pin – Past, and My Current Favorite Silver Transformation…

On a roll, getting all these pictures grouped and posted  – it feels good to be making progress , scratching items off the TO DO list…

My 2 previous posts were on my past chalk/clay paint creations and my Caromal Colours pieces.  This post is dedicated to metallic related furniture pieces that I’ve finished.

My  previous life, when work was creating pretty finishes on walls and ceilings,  I loved using metallics – metallic paints, glazes, waxes, foils, leaf…

I  transformed this  client’s fireplace mantel from white to antiqued silver

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Based it black

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then applied the metallic…

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then antiqued it and voila….

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This was a dining room ceiling I gilded using gold leaf schabin. My first (and only) work that landed in a book 🙂

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A medallion I refinished using a dark base and metallics over top.

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Another gilded broken schabin dome – this one Silver Leaf – also gilded the crown and finished the walls…

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A foyer medallion, basepainted black and then finished with metallics and glazes.

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A big dome I gold leafed, up on scaffold having fun 🙂

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Made by Dixie, this bedroom suite was like new.  It’s original state was antique whitewash.  I based it with Caromal Reclaim Mocha, applied my metallic finish on the base, and then wood grained the top-

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Dixie Triple dresser going metallic.

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Metallic Silver Finish, with a Toning Glaze. I added an allover broken stencil to the drawer fronts, then blinged out the hardware and woodwork accents.

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Metallic Silver Finish, with a Toning Glaze. I added an allover broken stencil to the drawer fronts, then blinged out the hardware and woodwork accents.

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Metallic Silver Finish, with a Toning Glaze. I added an allover broken stencil to the drawer fronts, then blinged out the hardware and woodwork accents.

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Love adding crystals to hightlight hardware or other highlights on a furniture piece.

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One of my favorite ‘adds’ – woodgraining my furniture tops. I am eternally grateful to my Scottish finisher friend Cait who taught me how!

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My favorite silver metallic piece so far…

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Notice even the feets have crystals to dress them up.

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Another recent pair of Thomasville nightstands – I finished in an antiqued silver then did a textured hide metallic finish on the tops  and drawer fronts.  You can find my how to video for the hide in my video section –

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Thomasville night stands I finished in an antiqued silver metallic, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts.

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Thomasville night stands I finished in an antiqued silver metallic, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts.

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Antique silver metallic finish with toning glaze, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts. Added swarovski crystals to the pulls.

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Thomasville night stands I finished in an antiqued silver metallic, with textured hide tops and drawer fronts.

Chalk  Clay paint base,  fronts of drawers a metallic textured hide - check out my video on youtube showing you how!

Another bedroom suite, this one Drexel – I refinished in a subtle white chalk/clay paint, and added the metallic textured hide to the nightstand tops and drawer fronts.

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A residental bedroom bath suite – I refinished the vanity using a Reclaim base, silver metallic blend, and a Toner.

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An accent table that went silver with a bronze all over lace stencil.

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A vintage waterfall vanity that I refinished with a metallic silver finish.

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Sofa table finished, first layer Caromal Textured Basecoat Candy Apple, Metallic Silver Blend, Sanded, Toner.

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Sofa table finished, first layer Caromal Textured Basecoat Candy Apple, Metallic Silver Blend, Sanded, Toner.

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A bronze metallic dressing table. First coat Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, bronze metallic paint, sand, Toner.

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Added some bling…

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A bronze metallic dressing table. First coat Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, bronze metallic paint, sand, Toner.

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Used the same metallic bronze to do a houndstooth stencil pattern on and in drawer.

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I gold leafed this dresser, then applied a black allover stencil, antiqued it all, and added crystals to finish it off.

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I used black plaster on the top and created a hide effect – I gold leafed the dresser, applied a black allover stencil, antiqued it, and added crystals to finish it off.

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A pair of silver leafed chairs. Reclaim Mocha, Caromal Sticky Size, Silver Leaf, Toner

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Another dresser I finished in an antiqued silver. Added a side stencil using Toner. Added glam with new hardware and swarovski crystals.

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Another dresser I finished in an antiqued silver. Added a side stencil using Toner. Added glam with new hardware and swarovski crystals.

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I refinished the original handles — so pretty…. added a few crystal to them.

Chalk  Clay paint base,  top of table metallic textured hide - check out my video on youtube showing you how!

Another metallic textured hide top, this one in a champagne gold.

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Loved this little accent table – top in metallic hide, base in silver blend with glaze

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A close up…

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Another waterfall vanity – first layer reclaim mocha, second layer metallic silver blend, third layer toner.

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This is such a pretty vintage piece, in great condition, including the glass.

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Buyer fell through, this piece is back on the market. $850 with chair.

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Love this chair… I don’t get many vanities with the original chair…

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My favorite silver vintage vanity…

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A silver metallic finish I completed on a customer’s chest…

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Always finding a way to incorporate crystal bling

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A silver metallic finish on a mirror, with soft white stenciling, completed for a customer.

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One of my favorite pieces, I based in Reclaim Mocha, applied a metallic silver blend, then an allover bronze stencil, and then swarovski crystals added purposefully.

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close up of the silver and bronze finish dresser. Swarovski crystals.

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The top I did a textured hide with plaster, painted it bronze and added black highlights. To finish it off I applied an epoxy finish. Totally custom.

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Another set of silver leafed chairs.

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Added new fabric, and finished them off with beaded trim.

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This little stool I punched up with a fun top – used Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, brushed it on then pulled it with a wall paper brush to strie. Dry brushed a gold metallic, sanded then toned.

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A set of 10 mirrors that I refinished for a salon, using Caromal Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, topped with bronze, the roping with silver, sanded and toned.

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Another pair of vintage mahogany end tables, texture topped and silvered metallic base.

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texture topped and silvered metallic base.

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texture topped and silvered metallic base.

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9 responses to “Painted Metallic Pieces I Need To Pin – Past, and My Current Favorite Silver Transformation…

  1. Have you ever done a blog on how you wood grain the top of furniture? Thank you. You are such a talented person!!!

    Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:24:10 +0000 To: debarber04@hotmail.com

    • I havent Vicki – i did have a sample we taught in level 2 that was a couple layers, easier for the novice -last year i tried teaching more complex finishes , including that i did when i was on the wall, and it went horribly – either i couldnt figure out HOW to teach/show others, or what I thought was easy enough to grasp wasnt – …i love teaching our paint classes, because even the newbie can end up with a cool looking piece – other finishes, like woodgraining, can easily end up looking ‘uuugh’, until you practice and practice and practice – and that was what frustrated me…

  2. Love everything you do, soo many different finishes!

  3. Patty, your pieces are just fabulous!!! Love all of them.

  4. What brand of paint are you using for the metallic finishes. I love it!!!

    • Hi Beth, we typically use Reclaim paint asa base( the metallics don’t stand on there own). Caromal Colours Textured paints can be used as a base for a ‘textured’look. Any of our 8 Metallics are the 2nd step, followed by a toner or glaze. There is more info on the process on our website/blog. We sell all of the products in store & on line. Our hands on workshops are great as well. 🙂

      On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 7:48 AM, Fabulously Finished wrote:

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  5. Hi, Patty—wow, love your work!! I don’t see a complete address on here…is there a phone number? Thanks! Jill Furr (Chattanooga, TN)

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