Living in a Fixer Upper
Living in a Fixer Upper
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  • Philadelphia, PA

Gold-Dipped Side Table Pals


I found these two tables on separate occasions of thrifting and concluded that they would pair up fantastically for a set of gold-dipped tables, a project I'd been wanting to try out for a long time!
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
Here's both of their "before" conditions:
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
Both were in pretty rough shape with smudges, grime, stains, chips - you name it, they had it!
After giving them a good cleaning and using wood filler, I lightly sanded them down and then finally began to paint! I used General Finishes milk paint in the color "Linen", which is a nice off-white with a slight antique tone. Very pretty!
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
Looking better already!
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
Next came the "gold-dipping" step. I sealed them off using Frog Tape and trash bags. Frog Tape is WONDERFUL - it is gentle so that I don't have to worry about it peeling my new paint off with it when removed, and keeps the paint from bleeding when I sprayed the gold on. I used Valspar's metallic gold.
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
For finishing touches I used gold Rub 'N Buff on the drawer fixtures and lined the insides and sides of the drawers with pretty scrapbooking paper in a black and white damask design.
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
gold dipped legs on side tables, home decor, how to, painted furniture
They look so glamorous together! Such a stark difference from what they used to look like!
If you'd like to learn how to "gold dip" your own furniture, the to Rub N' Buff technique I used on the drawer handles, or to see more pictures, hop on over to my blog at dravenmade.blogspot.com. :)
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