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Metallic Paint Finishes For Furniture

Monday, August 12th, 2013
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Good morning,

Happy Monday Smile

I enjoyed visiting with family from Arkansas for a few days.

Lots of talking, eating, and playing with the children…..two, 2 year olds……craziness!!

What about you guys? How was your weekend?

Since I didn’t get a furniture project finished, as hoped, I’m sharing 3 previous makeovers.

Of the emails I get pertaining to paint projects, the metallic paint finishes get the most attention.

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Readers want to know what type of paint I use, if I use primer, how I get an aged affect, etc.

For the metallic paint finishes I always use Martha Stewart Paint products and I get them at Home Depot

I use Glidden Grey Gripper Primer also from Home Depot.

The toner I use for the aged affect is Caromal Colours Toner that I retail at the booth in Clarksville.


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I mixed my metals for this piece.

 Metallic Gold and Metallic Silver mixed together for a softer look.

Click the pic for a tutorial


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Silver Buffet with black top and black toner.


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The pair of nightstands painted with Martha Stewart Precious Metals in Mirror Finish and aged with brown toner, seems to be the fan favorite!

That is to say, I get lots of questions about the products used and the technique.

update 3/2/2014 Many of you encountered problems when trying to order the Toner from the company online so I am now selling the toner on  Etsy. Just click the photo below.


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You can fit a bit of metallic anywhere in the home.

I might even call it a neutral color.

Or not……I’m not an interior decorator.

What do you think.

Metallics in your home….or not?

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11 Responses

  1. Dawn says:

    Reminds me of old Hollywood, or Vegas. I love MS paint too, her colors are always that perfect muddy tone. Great projects:)
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  2. Trish says:

    I love MS paint and I just got 2 vintage night stands at a G-Sale over the weekend -and was wondering what to do. I’m getting kinda tired of the old AS chalk paint on everything …so I think I’ll try MS’s metallic paint on these new finds. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Kelli says:

    Your furniture looks amazing! MS paint is awesome on things like this. I re did my patio chairs with some blue MS paint, and they look great.

  4. cyndi says:

    I love the metallic paint with the toner. This is definitely going to be my next project. I just finished my first Annie Sloan chalk paint piece (a coffee table) and I have to say that I was quite pleased with myself, so I can’t wait to try my hand with the metallic paint. Thanks for sharing your techniques!
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  5. Barbara says:

    Can you please explains how the aged process works? You paint the metallic paint on the wood but what do you do with the toner? how do you apply it?
    How do you mix the silver and gold paint? paint a bit of one and then the other or actually mix together and then paint?

  6. kathy clinton says:

    do you have to sand the furniture first?

  7. Jennig says:

    I want to paint my furniture gold because I’m not the biggest fan of silver… have you done any gold projects?

  8. Debby House says:

    Does anyone have a MS silver or gold color they really like?

  9. Glenn says:

    Would it be possible to distress the metallic paint by sanding? I have layered primer, blue, purple and top layer silver metallic. I’m worried the metallic will gum-up when I start sanding Never thought about it before applying.


    • Kathy Owen says:

      I don’t think it will gum up. Try an inconspicuous area first. Do you want to just distress the metallic and have the purple showing thru or distress all the way to the wood. If you just want to distress the metallic then use a finer grit sandpaper and be gentle :-)