Hi everyone. I know this isn't a Christmas post but I couldn't wait any longer to share it with you so I hope you don't mind :-)
I had been looking for the perfect dressing table for months. I knew I wanted a silver dressing table and was originally looking at the mirrored furniture options, after being sent two seperate ones which both broke in transit I decided that wasn't going to happen without spending £500 so making my own was the way forward.
A couple of months ago I bought this old wooden dressing table from a charity furniture place. I wasn't sure it was exactly what I was looking for but it was only £12.50 and was a great size to fit all my vanity products in and on. So I thought what the heck I will give it a go!!
To be honest I had no idea what I was doing because I had never done anything like this before.
I started by lightly sanding the table with an electric sander and spraying on the Ronseal all surface quick drying Primer.
|after a coat of primer and 1 coat of silver paint|
Now it was on to the silver paint. I tried out a few like plasti-kote but they didn't give the courage I was looking for. After spending some time at B & Q I chose the Craig & Rose metallic silver paint and used a small paint pad to apply 2 coats. I did try applying the paint with a brush but found that it looked really uneven because of the brush strokes.
Then it was time for the antiquing effect. After a lot of searching I came upon the Annie Sloan Dark wax. I asked the lady at the Annie Sloan stockist if it would work with the silver paint rather than the Annie Sloan Chalk paint, unfortunately she was less than helpful but I decided to take the risk and give it a go anyway :-)
And I am so happy to say it worked!! I totally loved spending time working the wax in to the dressing table and creating the look I wanted. I used the Annie Sloan large wax brush and an old cloth.
For a final touch I changed the handles to these lovely glass ones et voila!
What do you think lovelies?