Thursday, May 31, 2012

Going Bold with GOLD {in 10 min}

Bye Bye Brownie (Brownie Goodbye) ♫ ♪ . . . Sung to the tune of Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye) ♫ ♪
Quick post . . . I promise, after all it only took a few minutes to give our side tables the Midas Touch.
Change has a way of finding me.  I never look for it . . . but I am always open to it.  And when I ran across Callie's Home Tour (shared by Little Green Notebook) earlier this spring --- another change had found me and I was about to introduce a pair of tables to their new friend Spray Paint!

Check out the home tour when you have a chance.  Even if you aren't normally a fan of a neutral color scheme -- I think you will agree that this home Really SHiNeS! 

It is the perfect blend of modern and traditional elements.
Callie's Home Tour shared by Little Green Notebook
When I saw the Greek Key side table Callie picked up from One King's Lane (Worlds Away), I knew exactly what my living room's Cordova Tables needed in order to PoP -- a SHOT OF GOLD! 

The original finish on the wrought iron Cordova Tables is a textured, chocolate brown with beveled, tempered glass.  Next to the living room's dark brown leather sofa the two small tables blended in.
Before the tables disappeared next to the sofa.  Now, they shine!
So I went to the paint supply cabinet in the garage, and sure enough, we had a gold metallic finish paint that would do the trick.  So I carefully removed the beveled glass tops within the tables and placed them in my 'don't you dare break' hiding spot (shhhh . . . it is underneath the sofa) and proceeded to take the Brown Pair outdoors for a makeover.
One Down and One To Go
I really didn't think I had anything to lose.  If I didn't like the gold, I could always spray paint them again.
But I liked the gold . . . I liked the gold a lot.
Adding the beveled glass back in.
Showing off the beautiful scrolls.
The spray paint dried super quick (it was 95 degrees outside), and the Midas tables were back in position within 10 minutes.
One of the quickest makeovers I've ever done!  Care to wager how long it will take Mr. V to notice the change?  It has been 3 days already . . . :)

What do you feel like making-over today?  I'd love to hear about it -- and thanks so much for stopping by!
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25 comments:

  1. Oh I love the gold. I think every room can benefit from a little sparkle and this looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! I agree with the benefit of a little sparkle and I find myself adding a bit of it to {almost} every room :). Have a fabulous weekend ♥ Susie

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  2. Hi, I'm your newest follower from Blissful & Domestic Sunday Blog Hop. So glad to have found your site. Love your ideas! It would be great if you could follow me back at: http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Anastasia :) I am YOUR Newest Linky follower :) I appreciate the compliment, so tickled you stopped in! Have a fabulous week.
      ♥ Susie

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  3. The tables look great in gold. It adds just the right amount of sparkle. It is like the jewelry in the room. Perfect.

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    1. Love that Donna! Jewelry in the room! Thank you :)
      ♥ Susie

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  4. Love them, I did the same thing to mine ! Aren't you glad gold is coming back ?

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  5. That is a wonderful and easy transformation. I love it! All rooms need a little something w/ shine!

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    1. Yes they do! Thanks for stopping in Angela :)

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  6. gotta love the beauty of spray paint! great job on your quickie!

    gail

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  7. I love the gold! They look so great, I might have to spray paint something gold now. Hmmm, I found you at Coastal Charms Link party and am a new follower!

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    1. Thanks Morgan! So happy to meet you (another newbie)!
      ♥ Susie

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  8. Love it. SO light bright and fresh. Really made a difference. thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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    1. Thank you Debbie -- your the best to Host!
      ♥ Susie

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  9. I love the color update on these tables, the gold looks great. I really like it better than the original color and it gives a great pop of color. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa! Much appreciated ♥ Susie

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  10. Wow! Love this, please share it! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at www.familyhomeandlife.com

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    1. You got it Connie! Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping in!
      ♥ Susie

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    2. Following you on Linky Followers! Thanks for linking at Wow Us Wednesday!

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  11. Great idea! The tables really pop now. Isn't it amazing how gold elements are making their way back into our homes after having been banished for awhile?

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

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  12. That gold is just right, not to bright, not to drab. I love what it has done for the room. It's so nice to seen this version of gold making a comeback!

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I love reading your comments! Thanks so much for sharing with me.
♥ Susie