I've been obsessing over silver leaf furniture for a while now but never had the nerve to try to do a project. Last week while in Goodwill I spied this table (I apologize for the grainy camera phone photo).
Priced at $10 it was so in my budget and I love anything with a cabriole leg. At the time I made myself leave the store and not take it home because I knew my husband would hate it (he hates anything old and I adore everything old!). I kept thinking about that table and since we don't currently have a coffee table I decided a couple days later that I'd see if it was still there. It was still there!!! no other goodwill shoppers could see that this table had style:) Lucky me!!!! So anyway I decided I wanted to silver leaf if but I was still a little unsure of using the silver leaf sheets since the table had some grooves in it and curvy legs and I didn't want to mess this beauty up. I decided to use paint on it instead. While I was looking at the silver leafing supplies I stumbled upon this really pretty paint that I decided to use instead
I really loved that it was so soft and shimmery and at $5.99 it was a great deal. I first gave the table a good sanding with my husbands sander, then I primed it with Krylon's Indoor/Outdoor spray primer in Gray. I then painted on the metallic paint with a sponge brush. The paint dries really fast and I did 3 or 4 coats because I wanted the color to be rich. I probably should have purchased a small roller to paint it with because I did end up with some streaks and I've been told a roller is best for this but I just used what I had. Once everything was dry I sealed it with Valspars clear satin spray (what I had on hand). Here are some photo's of the final project. I really love how it turned out, can't wait to move it into our new home next month!