Hello again, beautiful people! I didn't mean to take an intentional hiatus from the blog, it just sort of happened. The summer is slipping away from me...can you believe that it's July already? In the past month and a half, I have traveled to the beach with Husband, gone camping with friends, visited my family in NJ, and also paid a visit to Atlantic City and Washington DC. I also had some wisdom teeth taken out, which left me swollen and in a drug-induced haze for about a week. No worries, I had plenty of time to catch up on my Mad Men on Netflix while I was incapacitated :) Whew! I am so glad to finally be able to sit down in front of the blog again!
I have been working on several projects lately, and I noticed that the majority of them include the color gold. I'm a gold jewelry girl through and through, but I do have some silver and platinum jewelry (like my wedding rings), so I find myself constantly mixing the two metals. But mostly it's gold. I'm like a little leprechaun with a never-ending supply of gold in my pot. I'd be like Oprah, but instead of cars, I'd give away gold. You get a car! YOU get a car! YOU get a car! EVERYONE GETS A CAAAAAR!
A few months ago, I bought a wrought iron coffee table at Garden Ridge. Remember this little guy? Here's what he looked like before:
I knew that I wanted to paint it gold, so I began searching for the perfect paint. It had to be two things: cheap, and more of a champagn-ey gold than a yellow gold. Enter: Martha Stewart Metallic Craft Paint from Home Depot. The price was perfect, the application was easy, and the color was to die for! I've never used Martha Stewart paints before, but I will definitely be using them again in the near future.
And without further ado, here is my little golden friend!
(bonus points if you can spot the other projects I've been working on and keeping secret from you!)
While on the search from some pretty coffee table books, I came across a website called Goodwill Books. The books are super cheap, and you can search for specific titles and authors! I got these books for a few pennies a piece. PENNIES! The British Museum book is a great picture books that reminds Husband and I of our trip to London, and you can chalk the other books up to my obsession with Chanel. Seriously, the large Chanel hardcover book was .03 cents. Goodwill to the rescue!
I take my jewelry off the second I walk in the house, so it's nice to have a bowl to use as a catch-all. The candle smells amazing, and the coasters were a wedding gift!
plant: Ikea // books: Goodwill Books // Agate Coaster: estate sale // Lucite tray: The Container Store // Candle: Target // coasters: gift // silver box: West Elm (discontinued) // bowl: Anthropologie (discontinued) // cloche: West Elm
So what do you think? Do you like it better gold, or do you prefer the original wrought iron?
Thanks for stopping by; I'll be back tomorrow with some great weekend reading!
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