I have really been into the touches of gold this past year. We have a 1950’s cape that has all gold knobs and hinges. I think that goes to show that gold is timeless, just like white. I like to mix gold with silver and pewter. One of my first attempts with gold spray paint was painting my light covers. I found some at home depot already gold and they were a lot more pricey than the plastic white ones. I didn’t have much to loose so I tried to spray paint them gold.
This was my first attempt at spray painting them. I loved the look for the shiny gold. BUT…it scratched and looked crappy within a few weeks. (Get my Hello Sunshine art HERE.)
I used this Design Master Gold Medal spray paint. I LOVE the color but it isn’t great on a piece that gets touched a lot.
My new favorite gold spray paint all started from this piece. It was a gift from my hubby you can read about it HERE. He is actually to thank for finding my new favorite spray paint that you can find HERE.
After he spray painted my gorgeous type writer. He took the liberty of spray painting the light switches. Since it is his home too, I guess I won’t let that bother me. He thought he was just touching them up but they actually are holding up so much better than the Design Master Spray Paint. No scratches to be seen and no finger prints with THIS spray paint.
I just got this cup rack in from Rust and Honey I have had my eye on something like this and most were too big for my space. This one is the perfect size! I love the finish that is on it…. but it looked washed out next to my light walls and chalkboard.
I spray painted it with that favorite gold spray paint, the same as my typewriter and I love it now even more.
I wanted to balance out the Gold Bookcase that is on the opposite side of my settee. Initially I wanted to do two bookcases. I taped out on the floor the size of the bookcase and imagined it there all one day and soon realized that adding another bookcase would not really fit or be really safe. That is the best thing to do, use painters tape if you are unsure of the size of a piece.
In our tiny home everything has to serve a purpose and it has to look good while doing it! We use the cups and bread boards on the mug rack and we use the dishes, cups and serving pieces on the bookcase.
The little gray basket is actually doing double duty too. It is hiding a weird plug that is right in the middle of the wall, where a light switch should be. I add fresh greens to it in the spring and summer.
Another thing I spray painted was these magnetic alphabet letters. They are fun for everyone to write messages with.
Don’t be afraid to mix metals, it makes your decor more interesting. It is liberating to know everything doesn’t have to match exactly. You don’t have to use the same exact white on everything and you can have gold and silver in the same room.
I saw some canisters that I really liked that had a little touch of gold on the handle. Rather than buying new I just sprayed the lids of some that I already had. That is the best thing about spray paint, you can change the look of things to update them really easily.
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