Vintage Gold Table

I cannot get enough of gold.  Rose gold, gold, gold bars, gold spray paint, gold leaf pens, gold leaf foil, gold ingot…anything that is remotely gold just screams monia.  So, of course, I have to somehow incorporate gold into my coffee/side tables cause otherwise it would be bore-ing, and no one likes boring… Gurl bye.

Let’s get goin’ ladies and gentlemen. To the left is a before.  I honestly couldn’t tell you what I was thinking when I wanted to get a baby blue paint and paint the coffee table and side tables that color.  You’d think I was varnishing furniture for a newborn boy. As I was pondering what changes to make to our apartment to make it more bougie-modern, I realized that I most likely should begin with re-varnishing the baby blue wooden tables and bring some gold into my life.

The good good:

Raw (unstained/unpainted) wooden tables/chairs/decor

Wide flat paint brush(es): Michaels $5 – set of three brushes; perfect for large and small areas/crevices you need to paint

Spray paint: Walmart $4 – this is the gold I used but there are dozens of different golds; take your time and test them out to see which you prefer

Paint:  Walmart $7 – an eggshell finish with a slightly off-white color.  I purchased a pint which was good enough for three layers of paint for three tables; brand is also your preference of what you are looking for (i.e., color selection, finish, quality)

Newspaper; painter’s drop cloth – your preference of how much you want to dish out for this project

The get goin’

  1. Set up the area in which you’re going to get your DIY on
  2. Grab the wooden object you choose to boug-ify and spray paint small areas randomly on the wood
  3. Let dry
  4. Get your paint and brushes out and begin painting the raw wood as well as blending in the spray painted areas x2-3 times, depending how opaque the paint is.  Let dry at least an hour after painting a layer
  5. Bam, your beautiful, gold, bougielicious coffee table/decor for you to embrace… until you change your mind

 

 

 



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