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Turn a Pine Dresser Into a Silver Leaf Bedside Table

by on Dec 7, 2010

You know how it goes. Family’s coming in town for the holidays, you’ve thrown your junk into the sparsely furnished spare bedroom and now you’re scurrying to spruce up the joint. One thing you’ll need to win over your mother-in-law is a bedside table instead of a t.v. tray. Grab an old junker at Goodwill, Salvation Army, or a thrift store and quickly get to work. Here’s what you need:

created at: 12/07/2010

created at: 12/07/2010

Barbara at HodgePodge turned an Ikea dresser into a sparkling showpiece. This would work on any solid wood cast-off.

Black paint {or colour of your choosing} I used Benjamin Moore’s Aura paint in black
Silver leaf  {I used a package of 24 sheets and leftover leaf from my lamp project. I would recommend  2 packages of 24 from Michaels}
Gilding adhesive size
Crystal knobs {or knobs of your choice}
Sanding block
Paint brush for the paint and wipe-on poly
Smaller paint brush for the size
Fluffy dry paint brush to smooth and dust off silver leaf
See the full tutorial right here plus a lamp gilding.


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