Monday, June 30, 2014

Metallic end table makeovers!

Good morning everyone !

Last week we picked up ( or were given I should say ) these really pretty end tables when we purchased a
head and foot board.

I was overwhelmed with this girl's generosity - and we needed a couple of these badly for our bedroom!


They were in excellent shape - but the wood just wasn't for me

I primed them before painting them ( this is not like Chalk Paint - you really have to prime first )


 and got out my Modern Masters ( ME 150 Silver )  and went to town


end table makeover - metallic silver

Pretty lines but just a little boring, no?

I remembered I still had these from Michaels ( purchased these a long time ago to embellish a door
Door with Annie Sloan's signature
They're meant for scrapbooking I suppose but make really cute furniture appliques !


And the great thing is that they have adhesive on the back - so you can try them out before adding them permanently!


Yep, these will be staying permanently - just the right little touch don't you think?

DIY metallic furniture

I'll be putting a couple of coats of water based polyurethane on tomorrow because this paint definitely needs it - but I just love their metallic colors!

DIY end table makeover

Since the tables were free - and I had the paint and the appliques - this was a cost free project

Here you can see why I needed SMALL endtables for either side of the bed - and sorry but I can't make the bed today - it's too hot to even contemplate doing it lol
I have to pick up a couple of lamps - these look a little ridiculous - still trying to find the perfect wall sconce with swing arm lamps.



By the light....................of the silvery moon ( which reminds me - I went skinny dipping at midnight a couple of nights ago )  Probably won't ever do it again - but it was soooooooooo hot and really I just went out to sit and try to cool off a little - and there sat this glistening pool - and so I kind of slinked out of my nightie and quickly slinked into the pool.
And did a few laps - by the light.............of the silvery moon ( quite literally )

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone - and a very happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians


   
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53 comments:

  1. What a great idea for embellishments.

    I have some metal pieces like that and I think I might use them on some wooden boxes.

    Thanks for the inspirations and great job on your nightstands.

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  2. They are pretty. Glad you could enjoy your pool.. by the light of the silvery moon.

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  3. Love them now! The embellishments are perfect.

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  4. Happy Canada Day, Suzan. Love the end tables. Xo Laura

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  5. Those turned out great Suzan! Love the silver and love the embellishments. I will be stealing...I mean borrowing that idea from you! Oh...and no funny skinny dipping conversation with John? I was looking forward to some funny dialogue...:) LOL

    Be Blesses and Happy Canada Day,
    Vicky

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  6. So beautiful, I love the silver I'm not a big fan of priming stuff but I've started using primer makes a difference.

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  7. They look beautiful you wild and crazy woman :-) Happy Canada Day! Hope you're having a good week!

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  8. Happy Canada Day!
    I love the finished tables. And hurrah for the embellishments!

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  9. Happy Canada Day! The night stands are perfect with their silver and embellishments. Very nice!
    Can't say I blame you for taking a (skinny) dip. With these hot flashes, I'd been there too!
    PS
    Send me the picture of Soda!

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  10. they turned out fantastic. I really like the embellishment on the drawer.

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  11. The tables turned out just amazing!! Happy Canada Day Suzan!!!

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  12. Great idea. I've never seen those embellishments before. Did John get a photo of you swimming?

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  13. O Canada!
    Silver was a perfect option for these adorable tables.

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  14. Happy Canada Day my northern friend! What beautiful tables! Skinny dipping is awesome, isn't it???

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  15. I knew you would transform them into masterpieces, they look stunning, I love that you admit to skinny dipping, lol, great way to cool off!!!

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  16. Happy Canada Day my fellow Canadian!! We are proud to be Canadian first!!!!

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  17. happy Canada Day!!

    I love skinny dipping ~ it feels so free!

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  18. Hi Suzan. Happy Canada Day! I love your newly painted end tables. They look gorgeous. I wish we had a pool these days. It sure is hot here again today. It's not going to last much longer and we'll be back to normal. Enjoy your pool however you wish. :)

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  19. Happy Canada Day to you too! You're darn lucky a racoon didn't run off with your nightie : D
    Patty

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  20. Love the metallic! I need to try some metallics sometime - it looks like a fun project!

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  21. Wow! They turned out beautifully!

    Will you be able to catch any fireworks while you're floating around the pool tonight?
    Happy Canada Day from a fellow Canuck!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous..not cute...GORGEOUS! Happy Canada Day to you and John! Oh Canada!

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  23. What a score! You picked the perfect color and definitely the perfect embellishments and I am glad I am Canadian made too! Happy Canada Day to you and your family.

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  24. Loving the bedsides (as we would call them) they look amazing, especially the embellishments. Even in chilly England a skinny dip wouldn't go amiss this week but alas no pool...Loved the comment about the raccoon running off with your nightie, now that would have been a show :-D Happy Canada Day, it's made some brilliant things - including you!

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  25. Happy Canada Day to you. I love that you went skinny dipping. I did that once...
    a lonnnnng time ago. I love, love the metallic tables. I've always wanted to try that.

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  26. Only because I've seen what you can do with furniture, Suzan, would I not walk past those two originally-brown end tables. Love them (now).

    Happy Canada Day. I didn't want the day to close out without saying that to one of my favorite Canadians! xo

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  27. Beautiful job! I have a small stash of appliques because I always pick them up when I come across them. Sometimes furniture just need a little bling to take it to the next level.

    Happy Canada Day confrere!

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  28. Love, love, love those tables!!
    ~Cindy

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  29. The tables are GORGEOUS!!! The appliques just make them extra special, just like jewelry. Happy Canada Day!

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  30. beautiful! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. ♥

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  31. You gave your table a beautiful make over. I love the silver. I am curious where did you purchase the silver paint.....I have an end table that is just waiting for a make over.

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    1. Thanks so much Susan - luckily I have a retailer for this paint close by - but just google Modern Masters - they must have a store locator and if not - perhaps you can purchase it online !!!
      XOX

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  32. The corner decorations really make those. Love these!

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  33. Beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing, Suzanne, on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  34. This makeover is simply gorgeous! Totally pinning, tweeting, & fb-ing!

    Jenise @ diyfunideas.com

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  35. They remind me of precious rings and these embelishments are the perfect touch. Have a nice weekend :)

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  36. I'm sorry to be too late for a happy Canada Day! The end tables are perfect... now! I love how elegant they look with the appliques.

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  37. The silver really dressed them up Suzan! Love the adddtion of the appliques. Happy belated Canada Day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  38. Beautiful. . I love the silver. I have done accents on pieces of furniture, but not the whole thing. I think I am going to do a piece in all silver. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  39. These are gorgeous, Suzan! I have two tables waiting for a makeover, and I love the paint and the embellishments! :) Pinning!

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  40. Thanks so much Dee - you're a sweetheart!
    xox

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  41. You did an absolutely gorgeous job. Love the metallic!! I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Judy - see you later !!!
      xoxo

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  42. Suzan, beautiful, stunning makeover !!

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  43. Love the tables, Suzan, AND your blog! Pinning this idea for sure!!!!

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  44. The perfect touch!!! I am in love with these sweet tables. Thanks for sharing them with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  45. Beautiful tables! Love how you used the scrapbook appliques on them too---what a great idea! That opens up a door of possibilities for making over plain furniture. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. What did you use to apply the modern metallics? I just bought some and have been struggling to find the right thing to apply it with so it gets a smooth coating. I've tried a high quality brush and will try a foam brush today. Any other tips?

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