Friday, August 23, 2013

Zinc - a - licious

I, finally, painted my nightstand with the Anthropologie / Restoration Hardware Zinc look.  I'm happy with the way it turned out.  It has a pretty sheen, but it's not super glossy or too silver.

I used the same technique that I used on the shelf and "peace" sign.  The  nightstand was already painted black.  As is becoming my habit, I forgot to take a "before" picture.

I used Valspar Interior Satin Paint in Almost Charcoal.

This is one coat -

This is two coats -

Then, using a chip brush, I lightly painted on Martha Stewart Metallic Paint in Polished Silver.  I was afraid of ending up with a silver nightstand, instead of a zinc nightstand, so I used super light strokes evenly back and forth.  I did the sides, the front, and then the top.  I was using the very tips of the bristles to sweep the paint back and forth.

Here's one coat of silver -

Here's the second coat of silver -

I'm going to do a coat of clear, satin to protect the paint.

My next zinc project is going to be big - my headboard.  It might take a little while to psyche myself up for that one.



  1. Love this! It turned out great :)

  2. Thank you so much for your comment and for visiting my blog. Painting furniture is a somewhat, new endeavor for me and I am really getting into it.