Today I’m sharing the second installation of a vintage metal table makeover with Rust-Oleum Pearl paint.
Do you remember that little metal table that used to reside in the townhouse guestroom? It was a wedding gift my Mummu received in the 1950s, and she gave it to me. It was originally black but then, with her permission, I painted it mint green:
I didn’t fully love the colour – it was bordering on sage green – but it looked nice with the mint and aqua upholstered chair and so I left it as-is.
The teal made the mint look super dull and drab – and its buddy, the Mingo chair, was displaced anyway. The paint had also seen some wear in the move, so a fresh coat of paint was in order. Because this little table will get the boot soon (our dresser dilemma has been solved!), I opted for a neutral colour so I can move it from room to room with ease.
I decided white would be perfect for such a transient little table but then, on impulse, I decided a pearlized white would be even better – Rustoleum Pearl Mist looked nice on the cap. I hauled it over to the super awesome spray paint booth my in-laws have (winter spray painting!) and – ta da!
The pearlized paint is really pretty, but it seemed to take forever to achieve this coverage because it’s very sheer.
The green continued to peek through, coat after coat. It still does, a little, but I don’t mind that slight green tint. If I wanted a true pearl white, a white base coat would definitely be necessary because this paint is like a clear finish with some metallic sparkles in it. I Googled around, curious if the “mist” in the name indicates its sheerness and I’m just a total goof, but it seems other people have had issues with coverage too. On the plus side, this could add a really pretty shimmer to furniture without masking the colour – or it could help tone down a too-bright paint job. If you’re tempted to try this paint, buy double what you would normally need for your project, or start with a white or cream base.
This post is sponsored by Rustoleum, who have been kindly indulging many of my DIY project fantasies for awhile now. Any comments, opinions and projects chosen are all my own!