Ode to Downton Abbey: Table Transformation

I know it’s been a long time coming, but I finally got around to painting my barley twist coffee table in Ralph Lauren’s fabulous Golden Candlesticks metallic paint.

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Ralph Lauren’s Golden Candlesticks Metallic Paint

 

 

Do you remember the “before”?

 

 Coffee Table “Before”

 

 

OK, I know it was lovely before, but look at it gilded!  Ahhh, I’m so in love with gilt . . .

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 Coffee Table “After”

 

I blogged my love of gilt and of Downton Abbey here.  Gilt was all the rage during the British Edwardian Age.  And it’s all the rage in my house!  Here’s the table after a few coats of Ralph’s Golden Candlesticks (don’t you just LOVE the name of that paint?)

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Ralph Lauren Metallic Paint – Golden Candlesticks

 

One last picture – let’s back up a little.  My living room with my newly gilt coffee table:

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I am pleased.  Maybe this will keep me satisfied until the next season on Downton Abbey . . .

 

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Hannah Dee
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And now we wait and wait and wait…

Lee
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With the suit of armor in the corner I can almost imagine a footman coming in carrying a silver tray with a telegram for you as you demurely sip a cup of tea from the good china. 🙂

Lisa
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Lisa

I love the way the gold looks in your room. It makes the table look more expensive too.

Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez

So Chic!!! Love it and all your posts!!!! Thanks!

amy@maison decor
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I am on a gilt trip myself! The table looks great Kristie~I spy a gilt candle sconce on the left too….mmmm

Linda
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Looks great Kristie. Did you paint it with a brush or spray it? I goes perfect in your living room.

christine
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christine

Unfortunately, that is definitely not a Barley Twist table, but do love the gold embelllishment.

Maria Killam
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I like them both but the gold is lovely in your living room!
xo
Maria

Carole
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Carole

Table looks great! So glad you posted about the RL metallic paints because while I love gilt, I see that they also come in real colors! Gasp! Do you think a chandelier painted in one of those real color metallics would look good, or are colored chandeliers already dated? Or would that just depend on the individual color, or the execution (i.e. something closer to the main colors in the home as opposed to a vibrant contrasting accent color), or… I think I may have found the one topic your excellent posts about lighting and hardware finishes haven’t addressed yet!

Maria @ All Things Luxurious
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Absolutely beautiful! I love the new look. Your living room is gorgeous! 🙂

Danijela
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I just love this kinds of transformations. They are not too demanding nor expensive, we usually need just one can of paint and little bit of time. This golden effect is just amazing, I like it a lot. Amazing work.

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[…] I’d say it’s at least 40 years old, and probably cost a pretty penny when first bought.   I paid $15 for it.  It had a dusty cream pleated shade in a triangular shape, which I discarded before I left the sale!  This blue/green drum shade definitely is better – I really can’t abide triangle shades, even in a room sporting a vintage vibe (like mine).  I think the touch of gold ties in well to my gilt coffee table – I wrote about that paint  transformation here. […]

Mary Alice Patterson
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Your coffee table looks perfect with your paint transformation. Your living room is beautiful!
Mary Alice

Angela
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Your room is absolutely beautiful! I love the mix of patterns and colors and the tiny elements of glam. The gilt coffee table is fabulous. Thank you for so much inspiration.

Have a great day!

Angela

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
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A girl after my own Downton Abbey loving heart! That table would be right at home in the Countess of Grantham’s home!

So glad to see this at our Color party!
Kelly

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
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What a wonderful color upgrade on those legs. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to our party!! 🙂
Karah

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Jane
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Jane

oh, I do like that dining room with the interesting mix of chairs. what a lovely place to sit and chat, as well as share a meal.

Jane
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Jane

What??

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