May 17, 2013
You're all I ever wanted! Zinc furniture, you're all I ever needed, YEAHH. So tell me what to do now, 'cuz I can't ... afford ... you ... (That was an N'Sync joke in case you couldn't tell, or are way younger than me).
Yes, zinc furniture is what all the hip kids are into these days. Check out any Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware catalog, and you're sure to see some hardcore zinc happening. You are also sure to see price-tags that will make you choke on your own tongue. But, good news: you can easily recreate that zinc look yourself!
Check out this formerly flat, matte, and unexciting table top that Shelly at Shizzle Design made shine with several paint and wax treatments. At one point, she had sprayed water on the wet paint, which gave it a really cool aged and spotted look, but then she claims she messed up and added another coat which ruined it. I don't think it looks ruined at all Shelly, still looks great to me! It added so much more depth and detail.