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.
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.
After a good scrubbing (the cabinet, not me) I brushed on a coat of Glidden Gray Gripper Primer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.