A friend was cleaning out her furniture stash and asked if I'd like first pick... you know I said YES!!
I picked up this ah-mazing floral carved table, and immediately I knew I wanted to try General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects. I've used other Pearl Effects, but hadn't yet tried silver... until now! Here's how the table started... it was already painted a bit.
I first gave it a scuff sanding with 220 grit sandpaper. Then I sprayed it down and cleaned it off.
Then I applied the General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects just as I would paint. Some of the Pearl Effects colors are more translucent - but I found Argentine to be a more solid color.
Here was what it looked like after the first coat. A little streaky, but not bad.
And after the second coat I was happy with the coverage! No sanding between coats, I just waited for the first coat to dry and then applied the second in the same way.
While the silver was really pretty, I wanted to add definition and really make all the carvings POP. So I pulled out the Pitch Black Glaze Effects and applied it all over. It's a messy process, but kind of fun!
Here's a great example of what the glaze does...
When the glaze was all dry, I sealed it all up with one coat of High Performance Top Coat in flat finish. This will protect the table from day to day use.
I think this table is so much fun!! It's a perfect table for an entry way, not only a welcoming statement piece but also a place to drop some mail and keys. It's the fanciest demilune table ever. It's available in the shop here.
Glazing makes all the difference, but can be a little tricky. That's why I show you exactly how to glaze in my online tutorial. Not only do you need to know how to apply it, but also how to clean it up and control it before it becomes a mess! Click the button below to check out the class.