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Martha Stewart Precious Metals- Painted Silver Cabinet


diy metallic painted furniture

Martha Stewart Precious Metals Paint in Mirror Glass……with white frosting I’m really getting into this frosting stuff. The Horse Chewed Chest turned out so well I had to try the frosting technique again. I thought it would work great on silver metallic paint.


furniture before painting

Now, you can’t use the metallic paint on just any old piece of furniture. It has to be something special……a conversation piece….a piece that can be displayed in any room of the house. I just happened to have another radio cabinet! I know, luck has been with me in the furniture department lately.

This piece came from the Nashville Flea Market. I asked the Junktion Technical Specialist (JTS) to remove the back so it would be easier to clean and paint. It’s really a pain painting the inside of furniture. Anything to make it easier is always appreciated.


gray primer

After a good scrubbing (the cabinet, not me) I brushed on a coat of Glidden Gray Gripper Primer.


Martha Stewart Metallic Paint

Martha Stewart Precious Metals comes in a variety of colors. You pick a color sample just like with other paints and get the paint guy to mix it for you. In this case it was the guy at Home Depot. I chose Mirror Glass. This is my second qt. of MSPM. The first can covered 4 pieces of furniture.


painted silver cabinet

two coats of Martha Stewart Precious Metals in Mirror Glass The silver is a beautiful color but I like to give the finish another dimension. I used a brown toner on a pair of nightstands to soften the silver and give a little aged look.


paint furniture metallic silver

Once the radio cabinet had it’s coats of silver, it looked very modern so I decided to play that up with white accents. I mixed white paint with an equal amount of water and brushed the paint in all the grooves and details…. all the while wiping off the excess with a dry rag. After that was done I brushed the entire piece with the white paint doing a small section at a time. I used a wet rag and immediately wiped the white paint off until I had the look I wanted. I didn’t want to cover the silver too much.

(there is a complete tutorial on the frosting technique here)


I lined the shelves with some white and gray wallpaper. I didn’t adhere the paper to the shelves so it can be removed if desired.

paint a vintage wardrobe

The original tiny knobs didn’t make much of a statement and I like to get creative with the hardware. I went through my hardware stash and found some nice pieces. I sprayed them white and then distressed lightly. And that’s it folks.. What do you think? You can leave a comment below. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week, 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. Where do I find Martha Stewart Specialty Finish in Mirror? Home Depot does not carry it. They only carry silver? If not available, what can I substitute?

  2. Hi Melissa, Thanks for the nice comment. Those nightstands are really popular with my readers. I am going to send you an email about the toner and you can send me a photo of your armoire!

  3. Hi Kathy,
    Beautiful! I love the nightstands as well. I actually bought this same Martha Stewart paint in Mirror Glass to paint my daughter’s enormous beautiful Bob Mackey armoire I bought on Craigslist. I was searching for pictures of finished products when I came across your site. The toner really makes it special. Can I send you a picture of the armoire right now to get your feedback before starting this project, it really has to be perfect and I need it done before her Sweet 16 Birthday party 11/24.



  4. Hi Kathy, Wow, I really love this post!! I also really love your work and Blog too!! My name is Jessica Riddle, and I am a big fan of yours!! I myself have a new blog called Unique Chic And Rustics: My Upcycled And Repurposed Life!! I would love it if you would stop by sometime!! Also, I really want to feature this post on my blog for my new “So Shabby Wednesdays”!! I hope you don’t mind??!! I hope to hear from you soon!! Thanks Kathy, and I hope you have a wonderful day!! Your Friend — Jess 🙂

  5. I don’t seal it. If you will be getting it damp or wet then you may want to seal it.

  6. Hi, I love the metallic look, im going to use this paint on a desk, does it need sealing, and if so what would you recommend?

  7. WOW…just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE, love, love it! Great inspiration piece and definitely pin worthy! HUGS ~ Judy

  8. Beautiful! Love all your furniture! I invited you to my awesome painted furniture group board on Pinterest. I hope you pin all your great stuff!! I can’t wait to try this paint!

  9. I just love the way it turned out. I’ve used the MSPM paint and love the way it turns out. Great job!!