$15 thrifted table: simple update sprayed gold.
Previous (gifted) table and subtle pops of pink earlier in January.
I had been looking forward to getting up to Faith Farm Thrift for their sale they were going to be having. Although when I went on Saturday, most pieces were already sold on Thursday and Friday, I did venture over to another thrift shop I knew of in the area. I should have taken a picture of the table when I found it - but I didn't - I just wanted to get it home (plus I had other errands to do). The table was wedged into a mattress bin. But there she was - just enough detail to not be too ornate, and clean lined enough to work with expecting pieces in our home. Added bonus: faux bamboo looks for furniture is still trending.
Thankfully my seats of my Jetta fold down and I have a blanket with me to wrap glass & mirror, so I was able to fit it into my car with no problem. We had plans to go out early Saturday evening, so I tucked the table into the garage until I could get to painting it on Sunday.
After the hubs left to go pick up some Super Bowl eats, I laid out my drop cloths in the driveway, brought the table outside, wiped it down and gave it a good two coats with Rustolleum's Metallic finish color called Gold Rush (same color gold I already had from the Fall). I also sprayed a clear matte top coat to help seal it and make it easier to clean. I let it sit in the garage overnight to dry well and cure. This morning I brought it inside. I'm liking the warm and fresh look of the gold paired with pink & white, and can't wait to add some shots of grassy green to the mix.
I love using our home to experiment with new looks.
Two colors I would have NEVER ever thought
I could love or live with: Pink & Gold.
I wish the shag rug were a little bigger - Note to self: hunt for one! lol
As I had mentioned in a previous post (Projects To Do) I'd like to experiment with pairing two colors and more patterns to mix. I'd like to find some zig-zag pink pillows and green and white trellis pillows, but I just may need to take on the task of sewing them myself - another task to try this year from my project list. In the meantime, I simply used a hot pink pashmina I already own and two hot pink pillow covers I did find for only $5 at Ikea. I used another pink scarf on the Barcelona chair which picks up on the pink blossoms and I stacked a few magazines with pink covers on the ottoman. It's safe - and slowly but surely starting to evolve into a welcoming Spring.
I liked an ad I saw in a West Elm catalog of different white vessels collected on a fireplace mantle, so I recreated the concept on our wall unit. I paired the painted gold mirror with my collected white vessels I already have. The clear glass container is to add white pillar candles to. My friend Jose gave me some fabric samples I hope to be making into pillow covers shortly - Lord knows - I certainly do not need the inserts! lol
Over in the dining room, I reused the LOVE quad wall art I made last year (From My Spring Love post), but rather than have them on the wall behind the dining table, I used them at the entrance buffet for a shot of bold pink on our already pale grey walls. Keeping all the accessories in white gives the space a fresh crisp look (although I think the white shades could use colored banding along the bottom). I even lucked out and found pink panels at Ikea for only $10
My bare branches are also still coming in handy (also trending for home decor). These I got for free (found on the side of the road) back in September for Fall, now they have pink blossoms for Spring.
At the time I found the table and set the space above, it wasn't 100% of what I was envisioning, but sometimes you just have to live in a space, and let it - and your style - evolve over time. That's also what makes collecting so fun! Anyone can walk into a store and bring home the pretty displays. But taking your time to collect, hunt and gather your finds and discover knew looks (or yourself) along the way takes a little more patience. I added in some green, and evolved into this for Spring...
Another thrifted find: 1960's gold detail glasses.
Too pretty for storage - I'm using for tealights.
and now the table and space have
transitioned into Summer and into Fall...
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