I purchased these beautiful Elana Collection Nesting Tables from Pier 1 Imports online during their liquidation sale at a great price. This table matches a beautiful mirrored tray I already owned from the same collection. Because the metal frames were not as bright as I wanted them to be, I decided to change their color. Crazy, I know, they are brand new tables, but because they are larger than a tray, I needed them to be brighter.
Note: Pier1 is now an online store. While the Elana Collection is out of stock, they may return at some point.
I bought Rust-oleum Metallic in Champagne Bronze at the local hardware store and set up camp on the lawn. It was the perfect bright bronze, without being a shiny gold.
Note: Prior to painting, make sure to prep the item. It needs to be free of dust, loose paint, rust or anything that may flake and separate later on. Also spray in a well ventilated area and wear a mask and protective glasses, gloves are not a bad idea either. Since these tables were new, I didn’t need to sand them or repair any spots. I simply wiped any dust off and began to paint in even strokes, following the instructions on the can.
The Elana Collection console table was sold out, so I looked online for a metal console with clean lines. I found this one at Walmart, but it was only available in aged bronze. That didn’t stop me, I purchased the Crosley Aimee Console Table and spray painted it in the same Champagne Bronze. The clean lines worked well and the price is unbeatable.
I always start by painting the legs so I can stand the furniture upright and focus on the top and visible sides. Once completely dry, I respray the front and high traffic spots to make sure the finish doesn’t rub off or fade too soon. Additionally, I always keep an extra can of paint in case the color is discontinued or if the paint formula changes.
I’m very pleased with the results and this color is the perfect bright bronze without being gold. It may not seem so when it’s outside, but in the living room, it looks just right.
If you’ve never spray painted anything, I encourage you to start with something small, like an A/C vent. Just make sure you follow all prep and health safety precautions. All our A/C vents have been spray painted. It’s amazing what a little can of paint can do.