Tuesday, December 11, 2012

silver & GOLD

Sorry, you'll be singing that all day!

A week or so ago I gave you this post.  A sneak peek at something I thought was pretty exciting.  It's taken that long to get her finished.  Mostly due to letting her sit outside and let all the spray paint fumes disappear.  I don't need any of that inside!

Let's look at the before:

When I saw this piece at the Goodwill, I fell in love with those monkeys on the side.  But that blue & white just doesn't fit me or our home, so I knew it just needed a little spray paint.  I was thinking white.  Boring, but classic and I could put it anywhere.

I got some primer, because I knew it was going to take a lot to cover it up.  (Primer cheaper than color!)

That is after coat 3!  I was very happy with my decision to prime white first.  Also, gave me a glimpse as to what it would look like white.

My aunt (who could style a Goodwill to make you think you stepped into a Neimans) suggested gold.  I was immediately smitten and couldn't wait to get her painted.  Gold fits in our house as well as the blue & white, but I knew it would work.  Must be the holidays!

There she is waiting for her Christmas morning coffee.  I didn't bother to style with books or anything fancy.  I could barely get far enough away to take the picture before being photo bombed by an almost 1 year old!

Paint is Pure Gold by Rustoleum (Home Depot).  Lowes did not have a decent metallic gold paint?  Wierd but true.  

This gold post has perfect timing!  I'm working on a give away for you guys.  It's shiny!

Linking up with Happy Hour Projects Funky Junk Interiors, The Thrifty Home, Maybe Matilda, Two Twenty One, Coastal Charm, Savvy Southern Style, A2Z, Newly Woodwards, Decor and the Dog,  & House of Hepworths


  1. This looks fantastic! So much better in gold.

  2. This is awesome! What a great transformation and the gold is the winning color, for sure!

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  3. Thanks for reading Kim! Thanks for hosting!

  4. OOOOOOO la la!!!! Love me some gold! That looks fabulous!!!

  5. Had a feeling you would like it ;)

  6. I'm a sucker for gold lately!! My past self is just not understanding. Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY this week.

    1. Thanks for hosting (& making it so easy to link between the 3!!!). I look forward to your post! Let's see some gold!

  7. So cool, I didn't even notice the monkey face before! I love gold lately too!!

  8. Wow what a big change! I love quick and dramatic projects!

    Loved seeing this at the special link party supporting Sandy Hook last week. Hope you'll come to The Humble Brag link party today to see some features from last week and link up some more cool projects. We also give away free ad space every week! Happy Friday!


  9. Thanks Jocie! I will have to check out the link party! What a great thing you all did for Sandy hook!