Sunday, April 15, 2012

diy black lacquer-like table

Good Morning, hope you all enjoyed a spring like weekend. We woke up to
a dusting of snow yesterday, luckily my lilacs weathered it fine,
because I had a plan for them! 



I love this hidden pull out tray and bottom drawer.

Perfect for a beverage.

The Product:
Rustoleum Protective Enamel - Gloss Black
Anita's Metallic Craft Paint Classic Gold
Purdy Paint Brush

The Price:
Rustoleum Enamel - $10/quart - I used about 1/3
Anita's Metallic Paint - I had

The Prep:
Per Rustoleum instructions I gave it a light sand with 150 grit sand paper,
 sprayed it down with water (squirt bottle) and dried.

The Painting:
I used 2 coats of Rustoleum Enamel, allowing 24 hours drying time between coats.
Dark paint going over a dark finish eliminated the 3rd coat I've done in the past.
Between coats I gave it a light sand with very fine 220 grit sand paper and wiped
it clean removing all particles. 
After the second coat dried I used a child size paint brush for the gold details.

The Problems:
None!  I do have a tip though, the black paint is much less forgiving than other
 colors and will show every imperfection in your wood,
 my piece was in good condition to begin with.

I mentioned it before, this paint makes me HAPPY!

If you haven't tried it and like a high gloss finish I highly
recommend you find something to!

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Kate @ Daffodils said...

oooo it looks amazing! We had lilacs at our house in Winston and I miss the sweet spring blooms. Love your makeover.

Holly said...

That's a handsome table, Pam! And happy to see your lilacs survived too. My Mom has some lilacs that I always enjoyed growing up - I might have to take a few snips next time I'm up there.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

This turned out great! I love a high gloss black look. Hope warmer days are ahead for you!

Carly | a simple affair said...

High gloss finish?? Yes, please. Looking around my apartment as we speak to see what needs it. And the lilacs are gorgeous!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

This looks perfectly done, Pam. Very pretty vignette, too. I have not used enamel paint yet but should give it a try soon. We had summer-like weather over the weekend and today it is supposed to hit 86 degrees with allergies through the roof!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

..I meant lacquer (not enamel), of course!

ECKDesign said...

Very Nice!!! I like! =o)

Lisa Scibilia said...

I love it! I love it! And I adore the gold detailing!! Fabulous on this piece!

Cathy Wall said...

Love this Pam! I have a table in my LR that I have thought about painting that I have seen this and gotten your endorsement of the Rust-oleum enamel, I think I'll add that to my list. Perhaps I'll get to it by early 2014!!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

High gloss black is so chic- it turned out beautifully!! Your lilacs are gorgeous by the way:)

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

I bet your house smells yummy! Great table...wish you were here to help with my furniture rehab.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

The paint is amazing! I am trying my hand at green oil based paint today... wish me luck!

Amanda said...

I LOVE it!! and with those gold accents- oh-la-la !

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your table looks fantastic and your lilacs do too!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

The high gloss black paint looks fantastic and I love the gold accents. So happy the snow didn't ruin your lilacs.

Nancy said...

wow, I LOVE this! It is so much prettier this way! Beautiful gold accent, too.
I can almost smell those lilacs.
Have a great week, Pam!

SSM said...

Dear Pam,

How beautiful!

Enjoy your day. :)

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

This was already a beautiful piece of furniture, but it really does look stunning with its makeover.
The lilacs are gorgeous.

Lori said...

Ooo...Ah... that is beautiful. I love the gold leaf. You did an amazing job. I want to try it on my brown end table. Thanks for sharing!

Jill Elaine said...

That is amazing the difference that makes! It is perfect for your house and you style!

Andrea said...

I have been dying to try this paint! Your table turned out beautifully. I love the metallic accents too.

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

just gorgeous! lacquer is so sophisticated!

Sadie + Stella said...

Loving the after!!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Perfection...but in my house it would take about 3.7 seconds for that to look all dusty! LOVE the finish! Hmmm, wonder what I could try that on.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome job, pam! i love the gold details.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Fabulous job! Absolutely gorgeous! xo

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great little table! I love the gloss black!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

ps. I love your table so much I just featured you on my facebook page :)

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

This finish is great. I'll definitely have to try this!

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

Pam, it is gorgeous! And as with all your projects, it looks like a high-end purchase!

mk & Gwynnie

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

Gorgeous table! I absolutely LOVE the high gloss, it's so glam! Beautiful job :)

Hyphen Interiors said...

I love a high gloss finish! I'm debating one on my breakfast table, but really would have to balance it with something more rustic since the overall tone of my house is a mix... Hmm... Maybe just on the coffee table.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I LOVE this little table! Seriously - I might steal it - so watch out! ;)

Gwen, The Makerista said...

I've used that exact paint on our front door, some inlay on some mirrors above our really is such a pretty finish! Love the outcome here.

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