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Metallic Spray Paint Works On Furniture And Drawer Pulls

I love metallic spray paints. My favorites right now are silver and gold. I normally don’t like to use spray paint on furniture but I do have a few exceptions. Painting parts of the furniture like drawer fronts or legs seems to work pretty well with spray paint. Spray painting the whole piece doesn’t work very well. This table project I have today has a couple of metallic spray paint colors in the makeover and I have to say the table is a winner.

This post is short and sweet with not too many photos and “talking”! You’ll have to let me know what you think about the finished look and if you have ever used spray paint on furniture.

Metallic Spray Paint Works On Furniture And Drawer Pulls

The table looks really impressive with the silver metallic drawer and the gold knob. All sassy and classy at the same time.

table before project glitz and glamour

The project piece is a sad little table that needed a lot of love. The JTS bought it at an auction. I think he said he paid $2 for it. Can’t beat that.

spray paint supplies for glitz and glamour project

I primed the drawer front with Rustoleum Gray Primer then used spray paint from Walmart, Aluminum color. I used the gray primer because it is a great base for silver paint. You don’t have to use as much spray paint! I’ve bought several brands and colors of silver spray paint but this silver is my favorite right now.

Unleash The Power Of Metallic Spray Paints Petticoat Junktion furniture project (2)

I painted the original hardware with RustOleum Metallic Pure Gold spray paint (find it here on Amazon). The body of the table is painted with Reclaim paint in off-white. No distressing on this piece. I know that’s hard to believe!

Glitzy Silver And Gold Metallic Furniture Facelift Project from Petticoat Junktion

This little table looks so much better and it says “Glitz and Glamour” to me without being over the top. I’m not a fan of using spray paint for a complete furniture makeover but a bit on drawer fronts or other details is fine in my book. I find when trying to paint a big piece with spray paint that there are dark and light spots. Not sure how to describe it but like the paint was sprayed heavier in one area making it darker?

silver paint dresses up a white table

I staged the photos using several pieces from my vintage lamp collection (stash). I have a weakness for glass lamps.

turquoise paint projects with silver spray paint on drawers

The turquoise nightstand above has silver drawers too. You can find that project here…Spray Paint Furniture Metallic Silver And Add Turquoise To The Mix

If you like shabby chic white furniture you will love my latest video…..

Products used in this project:
RustOleum Gray Primer
RustOleum Metallic Pure Gold
ColorPlace Aluminum Spray Paint – Walmart
Reclaim Paint- Off White

before and after nightstand table paint makeover
before and after nightstand table paint makeover

Leave a note if you have time and have a great day, 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


  1. I’m loving the classy silver drawer! Thank you ? so much for sharing this can be done with spray paint! I have several cans of metallic spray paints….now I know what I can do with them!

  2. That little table went from Yuck! to Wonderful!! The drawer pull is amazing but it got lost in all the brown of the table until you painted it gold. The table is now very elegant and classy. Love it!

  3. we redid our kitchen quite awhile ago and painted all the door hinges and knobs and back plates. I used Rustoleum hmmered silver. It turned out beautiful and is still in great condition! Love the things you do!

  4. What a beautiful makeover. Love that table! The silver is perfect. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

  5. Kathy, I LOVE what you did with little table. I think it’s my favorite of all the posts. It’s just so simple and elegant with it’s silver drawer against the white. Great example of glitz. I love vintage rhinestone jewelry, too. Could be fun to use some rhinestones on a piece of furniture. Just a touch of the sparkle could be really elegant.

  6. I would have never guessed this piece was yours, Kathy. Whaaaaat, no distressing or chippy finish!!! It’s a beautiful makeover and I love the metallic drawer front and gold painted pull. You really stepped out of your comfort zone on this one and it shows your range of furniture makeover talent – beautiful! Pinning to share 🙂

  7. What a gorgeous table! I love the color combination that you used and especially love the pretty gold pull. Great job on your video as well!

  8. Perfect makeover for that pretty table! The color combination was jut right. Such a good save on that poor beat up piece! Pinned 🙂

  9. It’s just gorgeous, Kathy! And I have never seen a drawer pull like that – so cool!

  10. Kathy, this little table is just the sweetest makeover! So very perfect for glitz and glamour and not over the top!!!
    Love it!
    Kim @huntandhost

  11. Beautiful makeover! Love the color combo you chose. That poor, beat up table looks brand new again.

  12. What a transformation! Just GORGEOUS!!!
    It is beautiful now!

  13. She is gorgeous Kathy! I just passed up a pair of these tables! Now I wish I would have picked them up!

  14. Kathy,
    I love the glitz you added to your piece. This sweet auction table is now a glamour star ready to take her place in her forever home.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

  15. Kathy,
    I love your combo of colors on this table. I’m also excited to learn about your fav color of spray silver and the brand of off-white on the body. I’ll be trying both of these very soon. Great makeover. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks.
    Susie from The Chelsea Project

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