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

I'm extremely proud and very grateful to have been MADE IN CANADA !!!
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  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.

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

  3. Love them now! The embellishments are perfect.

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

  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,

  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.

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

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

  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!
    Send me the picture of Soda!

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

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

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

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

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

  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!!!

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

  17. happy Canada Day!!

    I love skinny dipping ~ it feels so free!

  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. :)

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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

  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!

  28. Love, love, love those tables!!

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

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

  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.

    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 !!!

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

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

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

    Jenise @

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  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.

  42. Suzan, beautiful, stunning makeover !!

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

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

  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!

  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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