Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I Love Goooooold.

And I love Tar-jay.  I can’t go in there without spending two times the amount I thought I would when I first decided to go there.

Case in point?  I went to look for a lamp shade to replace one in our bedroom that I mayyyy have splattered with paint while hammering a lid shut after painting our bedroom for the millionth time.  As I navigated my way through the store towards the lamp aisle {I’ll get back to lamp shades in another post ;)}, I had to pass by numerous pretty things.  I forced myself to stroll on by the first time around, but I caved when passing them by for the second time.  This shapely lady ended up in my cart.


I wasn’t the biggest fan of the plastic-ish black frame, but I knew that could easily be fixed with some gold spray paint I already had on hand.  {Yup...the same paint I used to make this cheap art for our bedroom.}

The conditions around here aren’t ideal for spray painting, but one Saturday the temps happened to reach the mid-40’s, and I decided to live on the edge and set up my spray painting shop on our back porch.

One quick coat of a spray primer...


Then two quick coats of gold...

And I was left with this.  I’m.  In.  Love.





Not too long ago, I would have never thought mixing metals would be my jam...now, I’m obsessed.  I love the un-matchy-matchy feeling of it.  Anyone else enjoy mixing it up?



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  1. I've been mixing it up in our house too! I actually think as long as you have 2 pieces in the same metal it definitely gives it a collected feel. Lovin' the new addition!

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    1. Agreed...I love a collected, layered feel! Thanks Cara! :)

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  2. Oh em gee I have this exact same mirror from Tarjay!! I haven't painted it yet, but I LOVE what you did with the gold! It's funny how I used to hate gold and now I love it :) It looks awesome and I totally agree with you on mixing up the metals...I'm all about it!

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    1. Mirror twins! ;) Thanks so much! I used to hate gold too...and my mom always told me I'd end up liking it down the road. Anddddd she was right! :)

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  3. Yeeees! Love it! I always mix metals - makes for better rooms in my opinion!

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  4. I've been eying that mirror. Love it in gold!!

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  5. Lovely!! You are brave to paint something brand new...I don't know if I would have the guts to do it! I keep thinking, though, that I need something fun and random in my living room - but "what" is the question....

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    1. Thanks Katie! I'm kind of surprised I went ahead and painted something new too...but the minute I saw it, I knew immediately it'd be fab in gold. I hope you find something fun...maybe an inexpensive mirror, painted a great color?!?! ;)

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  6. Looks great! I love mixing metals in a space. I agree with Cara's comment above. It definitely makes a space look more collected and interesting. Great job! xo Kristin

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  7. The transformation looks great! I see you taped off another mirror/frame! What is the story on that one?

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    1. Thank you, Antonella! Yuppers...another mirror got a makeover. Hopefully you'll see the finished product in a mantel post soon. You see a smidge of it in my new wreath post too. :)

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  8. Love the gold and love the shape! I used to hate gold but I really love it right now (you know, along with the rest of the world haha). It really looks great there beside your turquoise door!

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    1. Thanks Christine! Hahaha, right?? It's so funny how it's back in such a big way. And I'm definitely digging turquoise and greens with gold or brass. The combo makes me weak. :)

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  9. Do you remember back in the day when no one was into gold????? Now whether it's jewelry or home decor, I agree, I can't get enough!!! This mirror looks 100x better than it did before. You should probably email Target :)

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    1. I knowwww...so crazy how times have changed!! Thanks so much, Jenny! :)

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  10. Looks fantastic! I am trying to love gold! Check out my gold transformatioin..http://www.refreshandrepurpose.blogspot.com/2012/12/silver-gold.html
    Maybe by the time I finish replacing all my brass door knobs it will be in again too...although, it is already creeping back in!

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    1. It looks beautiful!! I love the stool in gold...a million times better! :)

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  11. Really pretty! I think the shape is much more noticeable in gold. Very shapely. ;)

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  12. Tar-jay is my soulmate. I just bought a ram head there this week. ;) I would have never thought of the gold, but it was just the right thing to do. It's perfect there!

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    1. Mine too. Maybe that's why I think we are soulmates. ;)

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  13. I'm curious as to what gold paint you used. I'm needing to find a similar golden color of spray paint for a diy project of my own! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Bec! I used Rustoleum's Metallic Gold. It worked very well and the color is pretty when dry. Hope that helps! :)

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  15. I have two of these mirrors and was planning to paint them gold too! Thanks for the preview!! And I'm loving mixing metals right now too . . .

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    1. Ohhh, they will look awesome! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  16. Love this! I've seen this mirror in Target, and thought it was cute as is, but the gold definitely makes it even better.

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  17. I picked up 5 of these mirrors at an outlet art sale. I have one taped up and primed (the tape took forever on those curves). I am stuck with what to paint them... do you think all the same color or different? I would like to use them on an empty wall I have in the living room. Do you think 5 mirrors together like this would look strange? I am at a loss. Your mirror looks great!

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    1. Hi Rebecca! In my personal opinion, since they are all the same mirror and will be hung together in a collection, I would keep them the same color, or even do an ombre effect using different gradients of one color. I don't think it'll look strange at all! To get the placement how you want it, you can cut paper to the size of the mirror...arrange them on the floor and then move the paper up onto the wall to get things right before you start permanently putting the actual mirrors up. Good luck! :)

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  18. love it!
    and the color on your front door fun pop of color!
    what is the name of it?

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelly!! The interior of our front door is Behr's Teal Ice. :)

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