Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zinc Patina

One of my
all time

places to "window" shop is Restoration Hardware (see here). . .

I always leave their website drooling...

One day, a few months ago as I was happily window shopping there,
I came across this exquisite line of furniture called Zinc.


Is that not the coolest finish EVER?! 
Take a look at it in this bedroom. . . ahhhh me LIKEY!

Sooooo. . . I decided to give it try.
I figured I could always paint over it if it didn't work out!
By the way, my middle name is trial and error. . .
and I make alot of errors!

 I found a piece of furniture with straight and simple lines. . .
took a deep breath, and dove right in.

Here's how she turned out!

I've named it "Zinc Patina". . .in honor of Restoration Hardware.

We are currently working on a custom cabinet job in
the Zinc Patina finish. . .I'll be posting those next week!

"With every experience,
you alone are painting
your own canvas,
thought by thought,
choice by choice."
              -Oprah Winfrey


  1. Gorgeous! I am always a bit apprehensive painting furniture, but like alot of what I see in other blogs. I guess I'm not too brave huh? Love this though!

  2. Thanks Lisa! Just give it a try...however, it's addicting! :)

  3. Holy moly! That's beautiful! Will you share how you did it and what you used?? :)

    xoxo laurie

    1. Thank you Laurie! I'll probably be posting a tutorial sometime check back! :)

  4. Wow that's impressive. It's looks so regal. Great job! Can't wait to see what the cabinet looks like.

  5. You did such an amazing job - it looks wonderful!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!


    Jenn @ Social Salutations

  6. I love this! Funny, I just did a similar finish on a cabinet in my bedroom, only mine is a bit lighter! Check it out at Great job, it look stunning!

    Lauren D.

  7. You've really captured the feel of it! I just did an Antiqued silver chest posted below yours at French Country Cottage's link party. :)Great minds think alike!

  8. Great job! I love it!. I would love to hear how you accomplished that! I tend to go the trial and error way too... :) I am your newest follower!

  9. It looks great! I love that rustic kind of look. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    -Elise from grow creative

  10. I adore the outcome! I would love a tutorial, too! I have a similar project I'm panning. What paint did you use?
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Stopping by from tt&j. My first thought when I saw this finish was my kitchen cabinets. I can't wait to see how your cabinets come out! Thanks so much for the idea. I'm looking forward to a tutorial from you.

  12. Thank you for all of your super nice posts! I'll probably be putting together a tutorial on the Zinc Patina sometime in February :) please come back and visit me! I'll also be showing a "milk wash" as well...I love that one too! :)

  13. would you hurry up please? ;-) I love that, and I have just the dresser for it!!! Waiting, waiting, waiting for the tutorial! Thanks! Zinc, who knew? Best, Vicki

    1. Vicki, haha! Im so glad you like it! I have been super busy on client projects, but I PROMISE it will be coming soon!! Let's make a deal. . .i'll do the tutorial, if you send me back pictures of your completed Zinc dresser!

  14. So stunning...come by on Monday and show her off at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY and while you are there, grab my starfish featured button for your will see why:)


  15. Gorgeous...what a beautiful finish! Would be delighted for you to link up to my brand new party:
    (your newest follower)

  16. Hi, new follower. I love that zinc look. I have done many faux finishes over the years. I love your work. If I may ask you a question please, the restoration dresser seemed a bit dark or couldn't tell if it had a metallic sheen. Can you tell me if it does and if is darker. Yours looks like it has a metallic sheen. I never had the opportunity to view zinc furniture in person. Yours seemed more zinc lol. You have a great talent!!!

  17. Wow! Not only is the color fabulous, but the finish looks silky smooth. Love it!

    Thanks for linking this treasure to Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage