Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zinc Patina

One of my
all time
absolute
fav-or-ite

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.

Oh-my-goodness!

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

23 comments:

  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!

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

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

    xoxo laurie

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

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

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

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/01/friday-im-in-love-dresser-edition.html

    xoxo

    Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  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 Besweetlyinspired.blogspot.com. Great job, it look stunning!

    ;)
    Lauren D.

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  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!
    -Revi

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  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!

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

    -Elise from grow creative

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  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!
    Becca

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  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.

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  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 :) ...so please come back and visit me! I'll also be showing a "milk wash" as well...I love that one too! :)

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  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

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    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!

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  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 blog...you will see why:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Gorgeous...what a beautiful finish! Would be delighted for you to link up to my brand new party: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html
    {HUGS},
    kristi
    (your newest follower)

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  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!!!

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  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.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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