You may have read about my ambition to tackle a DIY version
of this Restoration Hardware dresser
that costs a mere $1,895.
with a little DIY spirit and some metallic paint,
here is my $9 version of a faux zinc nightstand…
My point and shoot camera
(that I just dropped on the deck and broke)
didn’t quite capture the metallic sheen
in the wonderful paint that I used.
Here’s a photo with the flash to capture the sheen.
And here are some more photos…
The existing hardware is nearly identical to
the Restoration Hardware dresser.
(I love it when that happens.)
(nestled in my craft room and temporary guest bedroom)
If you type “zinc” in the search box on the
Restoration Hardware website,
you will see a bunch of zinc pieces varying in tone and patina.
I chose the lighter tone and patina for my faux zinc nightstand.
Hands down, this is one of my favorite DIY projects.
The nightstand is absolutely beautiful.
Oh, how I wish you were here to see it!
It was so easy and I think it’s a pretty good DIY version.
(Because let’s face it, you just can’t make wood into metal.)
What do you think?
Click here for the faux zinc video tutorial.