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Furniture Painted in Silver Metallic Paint

You know I love silver metallic paint. But really, I love all metallics. I also love bling…..the more the better.


silver metallic dresser

silver metallic dresser


dresser project before


The dresser came from My Favorite Junk Shop.


sanding mdf

It is the mate to the pink chest I featured last week. If you guys will remember, the furniture was made of mdf and the top was bubbled up. This dresser had the same problem. I sanded the top and used a coat of gray gripper primer before applying the metallic paint.

antiqued metallic silver paint


I used Martha Stewart Precious Metals in Mirror Glass for the finish. The mirror glass is one of my favorite colors and I also used it on The Pair of Nightstands with Mocha Highlights and the Metallic Painted Showstopper. The paint was a little uneven looking this time and a little streaky.

I’ve seen comments on-line before about the streakiness of the paint but this is the first time I had the problem.I stirred the paint frequently  while working with it because it does tend to separate. I wasn’t too worried about the streaking on this piece because I intended to use Caromal Colours Toner to age the finish. The toner is a great product for “antiquing” furniture.

metallic silver furniture

Photography is something I really struggle with and trying to photograph metallic furniture makes me pull my hair out. I’m almost bald! Are you ready to decorate for Christmas? I bought a new fake Christmas tree today. Half the lights on our pre-lit tree haven’t worked for the past two years so I thought it was time. You can leave me a little note below. Thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Wow! You really crank out the awesome pieces! Loving the metallic! ~Christy

  2. Gosh I love when you use this metallic paint. I need to get some! I have the perfect piece of furniture for it. Beautiful!

  3. I love the metallic Kathy! So pretty and unique.
    And yes, I have the decorations out…does that count? 😉


  4. You do such nice work! I love the metallic look for this dresser and bet that you’ll sell it pretty quickly.

  5. Thanks Mike, I love what I do but I get a little overwhelmed sometimes. It’s my readers that leave nice comments like yours that keep me going 🙂

  6. I love your site and look forward to your daily messages. While you are in school I’ve decided to be a re-purposed retiree! Now I have the time for all the fun things I missed out on while I was working and love the inspiration and motivation I get when reading your messages and others on Hometalk. Have a shiney, happy holiday season.

  7. are we gonna have to change your name to telly now lol i think the dresser is spectacular and i love the wreath also
    and the doors you posed everything in front of yum yum too
    great job telly…have a fantastic thanksgiving xx chris

  8. Ooh! I love how the silver dresses it up! I’m a big fan of metallic finishes too!
    Have a great week Kathy!

  9. It’s funny I think we sold a bedroom set like this at an Estate Sale this summer I helped a friend with. The one we sold was streaky greys in nice original condition. Most people turned their nose up at it. I said wait some young hipsters will buy it. On the last day a young couple starting out bought the set. Full size bed frame, night stand, vanity, with stool, and dresser. Too funny! Oh they bought an ironing board and iron too! I like the metallic finish on this piece, with its lines it makes it look classy.