Project: Mersman End Tables
Color: Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint “Slate”
Recipe: Slate Recipe = 2 parts Black Dog, 1 part Galvanized, 1 part Caution Dogs At Work – Recipe video here
These Mersman end tables were in very rough shape but a little love and paint brought them back to life. We chose this custom slate gray for an elegant, modern update and completed the transformation with some new champagne gold pulls on the faux drawers. The tops were laminate and the bodies had some water damage so lots of cleaning, fixing and sealing to prepare them for paint.
The original hardware was missing so I replaced it with this pair of pulls. While it’s completely different than the original, I think they suit the tables perfectly. They were sealed in satin topcoat to give them a beautiful sheen and extra durability.
Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint is a water-based, low VOC, matte finish paint originally developed for our custom design shop. Our goal was to create a safe and easy-to-use paint that is customizable for our, and now your, furniture projects. Made in small batches in the USA, our paint line includes 16 pre-mixed colors, including a true black and white, affording you the ability to mix custom tints and shades. There is no limit to the colors you can create. Black Dog Furniture Paint dries to a velvety, matte finish and can be used on a multitude of surfaces, including glass, metal, wood, and ceramics. Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint can be applied over paint, varnish, lacquer, or poly. Apply the paint to a clean surface using either the brush of your choice or a paint sprayer. Easily create distressed effects, washes, or bright, bold, contemporary finishes with our expandable palette.
FINISH YOUR PIECE WITH ONE OF OUR TOP COATS
When your project is completed, don’t forget to protect it with one of our topcoats. Guard Dog and Show Dog are water-based, interior Poly/Acrylic topcoats designed as durable final finishes for Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint. Both topcoats can be applied by brush or sprayer, build quickly, and are self-leveling. We recommend Show Dog for use over white and pastel and colors as it will not amber. Both Guard Dog and Show Dog are available in matte and satin sheens.
ABOUT BLACK DOG SALVAGE
Established in 1999, Black Dog Salvage is a prominent architectural salvage company based in Roanoke, Virginia, and is the home of the DIY Network television show, Salvage Dawgs. Specializing in saving valuable architectural pieces of history from the landfill, the main retail showroom and nearby receiving warehouse are filled with architectural antiques, home furnishings, regional art, and custom designs. Extensions of the Black Dog Brand include Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint, The Stone House at Black Dog Salvage, and The Dog Bowl at Black Dog Salvage.
ABOUT SALVAGE DAWGS
Salvage Dawgs chronicles the adventures and creativity of Black Dog Architectural Salvage, a Roanoke, Virginia-based architectural salvage business established in 1999. Praised for the humorous, family-friendly banter amongst the team, a suspenseful approach to presenting the salvage process and useful information about how to reuse the items they find, Salvage Dawgs has proven to be an engaging and entertaining television show that the whole family can enjoy. Owned by Discovery Inc., all eleven seasons and 143 episodes are available via streaming and on demand.