Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gold is Good

This is just my humble opinion, but metallic accents in home decor are totally cool {or warm, depending on what kind of metal you prefer}!

While my love for raw, natural wood is endless and eternal, I do hold a special place in my heart for shiny things.  All girls love glamorous, shiny things to some degree.  I think it comes built into our DNA.

While I was sitting in my living room the other day, I thought to myself, " this room could really use some bling".

My attention quickly turned to this tree stump table I had purchased a little while back.  It was nestled in between to chairs... barely noticeable.  I had found the canvas for my next project.
I wanted to do something that would add "stand alone" character to the table, but would still be neutral enough to compliment a wide variety of colors/styles/patterns.   I decided to employ one of my very most, favorite products...DecoArt metallic craft paint.  I love how bright and shiny this paint dries.  It was $1.99.  Usually, I opt for cooler finishes like silver, but I decided to go outside my comfort zone and went with gold this time.


I think she turned out great, but you be the judge.
I really dig the juxtaposition of the metal and the wood.  Isn't blingy wood great?  My tree stump brings all the girls to the yard.  Does yours?


In this picture, the brush strokes are more noticeable than if you were to look at it in person...probably due to the flash.  But, it really isn't that noticeable in regular light.  Besides, I don't really mind the imperfect-ness of the paint.

Before, this little accent table was lost like a man in a foreign country.  But now, it totally stands out.  The gold adds both an element of warmth and interest against all of the neutral colors and natural materials in the space.

Whomever coined the phrase "diamonds are a girls best friend" obviously didn't have a totally rad, gold, chevron striped accent table/stool.

If you have a piece of furniture {or space at home} that seem a tad boring, why not consider adding some sparkle, interest and richness to them by incorporating metallic finishes.  You'll be surprised at the difference this little change can make.

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous!!! I totally love the gold too. Bring it on - bling bling!! Life is too short to not have some gold in it!


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