gilded coffee table

Sorry for my absence recently!
I meant to have a couple other posts up over the last few days, but it's been one of those times where I feel like I am spinning my wheels.

A few weeks ago I picked up this little coffee table.  I just loved the detailing on the legs and it's simple elegance.


While I was debating what color to paint it, I came across one of my inspiration pictures for my living room.  This table caught my eye:

from BHG
I loved the gray undertones and the gold overlay.
This really got my creative juices flowing and thinking about something different than what I've done in the past.
I started by painting the base with ASCP Paris Grey.


Then I got my gold wax (also known as Rub N Buff Antique Gold)
and began to go over the edges and the legs.


 Rubbing the wax on in a circular motion looked better than rubbing in straight lines.

The legs also got a subtle hint of Duck Egg blue under the gold.



I added a bit of dark and clear wax to the top, and then embellished with a
bit more Duck Egg and gold paint.



 This is completely different from anything else I've done before, but I really like the old world elegance of the gray and gold together.

Here was the before:

You can see how scratched up and chipped the surface was here.
And after:


I will be taking this little beauty down to Aunt Bee's this afternoon!

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I've got a living room update to show you tomorrow~

27 comments

  1. oooh i love this! it's so glamorous and just plain pretty!

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  2. So elegant! I too love the detail. I'd like to do this. Looks like a fun project!

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  3. That's gorgeous, I love the gilding!

    Carol

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  4. That is really pretty. I am a huge lover of Rub n Buff!

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  5. This is really gorgeous, Denise. You did a beautiful job. Love the gray and gold together. Hope you'll link up to Vintage Inspiration on Thursday afternoon.

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  6. Oh how pretty! It doesn't even look like the same piece! Gotta love that Rub n Buff!

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  7. Yummy! I just love it... what a wonderful redo! - Susan

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  8. Denise,
    Such a stunning piece...I need to give this a try too (since we live across the country from each other). Thanks for sharing at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Denise, that is just beautiful! I have seen that gold wax mentioned a time or two recently and I think it would be so fun to try!

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  10. fabulous before and after. love the Pink Post Card logo on pic..too.

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  11. PS I am your newest follower...and I invited my sister renae@simplesequins.com also..love the table.

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  12. Oh My! Your table turned out lovely. I love the colors and I looks amazing in your room. I've never used rub and buff before, is it pretty easy to use?

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  13. Wow - this is just gorgeous! I'd like to post this on our Facebook page and link to your site.

    You did a fabulous job!

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  14. @Amaco- Absolutely! I would be honored! thank you :)

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  15. You did a beautiful job on this one...really exquisite. Looks so nice in your room. Gail (BibleLoveNotes.com)

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  16. Your table is gorgeous and oh so chic and I love it even better than the one in your inspiration picture.
    Love the frenchy look your gold wax is giving to it. superb.
    thanks for inspiring
    rita

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  17. What a wonderful transformation! Really love it!

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  18. woow...that´s really great :)
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  19. That finish is beautiful. thanks for sharing at Wow. It will be one of the features tomorrow night.

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  20. Oh- What a great job-What a great BLOG! I found you through Kim (SavvySL). I am your newest follower! Blessings- xo Diana

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  21. i am seriously swooning and must must must do some serious catching up on your blog!!!

    smiles and happy weekend, lovely blogger.

    michele

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