A couple years ago, Jason and I made a trip to Waco to visit Magnolia…
Inside I was mesmerized by all the zinc finishes and I was determined to replicate the look in a faux zinc finish. There were metal bowls, tiered trays and plant stands! We then ventured across the way to The Foundery, inside I found the most lovely metal tables I had ever seen. I knew I had a table back in Iowa that would be a perfect fit for all this zinc finish inspiration I had received!
Metal is a great way to add a natural element into a space. Having a tabletop covered in metal and aged can be quite pricey. A good alternative is to create a faux zinc finish on a table you already have. I do recommend finding one that has a nice “beefy” top so it looks realistic. I already had this one and it was the perfect style for this zinc finish.
Once the primer and basecoat was dry I applied layers of silver paint, custom tinted in different tones, to get the zinc effect. I made a great video on how I did this layer that you can view here:
Zinc Table Top Finish 1
You can actually stop at this point if you want. I like all the extra layers, but it’s up to you. I wrote a blog post about my range hood where I just did a simple zinc finish. You can read about it here