Life + Style

February 9, 2012

DIY gold table Part 1

Are y'all as currently OB.SESED with all that glitters as I am?

I want a gold and marble end table for my living room.
Like I really really REALLY want it.
Something like this beaut pictured below.
Only my budget is more like twelve dollars not twelve hundred.
So this is the metal end table currently living in the corner of my living room.
It's not a bad table.
In fact, I really like it.
It's thin little legs and scalloped edges make me swoon.
But that color is creating a visual black whole in the corner.
I've tried lightening it up with accessories but then it's just too colorful for my taste.
Not bad, but a not quite the look I'm going for either.
Enter my new best friends:
Rust-oleum Lacquer in White
And Rust-oleum Metallic in Gold
I knew I could rock this table out.
First I spray painted the legs and scalloped trim gold
Next I taped up the lip of the table with blue painters tape so I could spray paint the top a nice
shellack-y lacquer white.  Notice a little bit of gold overspray on the black surface.  I actually kinda liked that look and almost derailed my original plan.

I know y'all are looking at these inside pictures and thinking, hmmmm.
Don't worry, I'm not a total idiot.  
I did take this metal goddess outside to spray her down with the midas touch. 
Matthew made me swear on this part when he found the table drying in the sunroom. 
I even let her dry overnight like the directions said to do.
And I knew the forecast called for rain so I brought her inside to finish drying overnight.
It never rained.
Doesn't that always happen when you try to be patient?
So I brought her back outside for a heavy dose of white to the top this morning.
She's currently inside drying so you'll have to wait for me to show the next step.

Have y'all been spray painting anything fun lately?


  1. I am obsessed with spray paint. My mom just gave me this old kids rocking chair that I plan to spray paint for Sterling. I want to do metallic but is that too girly? I am also thinking gray for my other option. Can't wait to see the finished table I know it will look good!

  2. That's gonna be really pretty! Can't wait to see the finished product! Actually, my husband likes to do most of our spray painting projects, lol!

  3. Can't wait to see it! I'm sure it's going to look amazing!

  4. I can already tell it's going to be gorgeous. It's like it was meant to be gold :)

  5. I love spray paint and the quick transformation it gives. The gold is looking great!

  6. Oh my gosh I cannot want to see what the finished product looks like. I absolutely love spray paint! xo

  7. That is looking great. I can't believe how much that gold makes those legs pop. I can't wait to see the finished product!

  8. I love gold tables in a room, particularly coffee tables! Way to get crafty and do one yourself!!

  9. This has inspired me to go be on the lookout for a table... I have been wanting one!!


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