Metallic Upcycled Table

Metallic Upcycled Table

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 14th 2020

Bring a fresh look to an old table with Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™.


    • 2" chip brush
    • soft cloth or old T-shirt
    • craft knife
    • clean cloth
    • table
    • medium round brush
    • makeup sponge
    • masking tape


    1. Find an old table that needs a makeover. Wipe down the table to remove any dirt or oil. (NOTE: No need to sand before painting.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. With a medium round brush, paint the entire surface of the table, excluding the top, with Romance. Allow to dry.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint on a second coat and allow to dry completely.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Mask off stripes of any width on the top of the table. (I did not measure spacing; just placed tape where I wanted the stripes to be.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint alternating lines on the table top with Carbon and a medium round brush. Allow to dry.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint on second coat of for even coverage. Remove the tape.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Allow to dry completely.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Mask off the Carbon stripes and begin to paint alternating lines using Lace. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat for even coverage.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Remove the tape and allow to dry.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Mask off each table leg with masking tape approximately halfway up. With a makeup sponge, dab on Gold to create a faux "dipped" metallic leg. Allow to dry.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Dab Gold around the trim of the table. Allow to dry.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Paint Gold with a medium round brush onto the previously dabbed areas. Apply an even coverage and allow to dry.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Remove the masking tape. (Tip: For a clean line, score the line along the edge of the tape with a craft knife before removal.)
    26. Instruction #13
    27. With a 2" chip brush, drag Keepsake across the Romance-painted surface.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Leave some of the Romance paint peeking through for a textured look.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Allow the paint to dry completely. With a clean, soft cloth (a piece of old t-shirt works perfectly), apply Clear Crème Wax. Allow to dry and buff with another clean piece of soft cloth. (Applying Crème Wax allows for a sturdier, fingerprint free table.)
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Enjoy.
    34. Instruction #17