Before & After: Foil Finish Chest

published Oct 12, 2012
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Korrie has a passion for furniture, a passion she happily shares with her friends and community of blog readers. Though she usually find pieces to refinish herself, sometimes she benefits from what she herself calls their shared furniture addiction. This chest started out as a friend’s project, one that she passed along to Korrie when she found herself overwhelmed.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Though Korrie’s friend intended to rescue this chest from a bad paint job, Korrie didn’t really want to deal with the hassle of peeling paint and sticky glue residue. Instead, she decided to refinish this piece with a common kitchen staple — regular aluminum foil. Korrie covered the chest with wallpaper paste and squares of aluminum foil to create a faux silver-leaf finish. After the chest dried completely, she sponged off any excess paste and then used a small amount of black acrylic paint to glaze the surface.

(Images: Korrie/Red Hen Home)