I used to hate gold. If it was gold I was spray painting it. Something has come over me, though, and all I find my self thinking about is gold, gold, gold. I'm buying gold stuff with the intention of leaving it gold and I'm even purposely painting things gold! My mom emailed me this House Beautiful brass frame knockoff project from A Thoughtful Place...
...and I knew I had to try it (feeds right into my love of campaign style furniture!) But because you all know how
lazy time efficient I am....I tweaked it a little (bagged the spray painted masking tape she used) so I had to put as little effort out as humanly possible.
Can everyone say Rub 'n Buff!!!
I used a piece of paper as my guide to where to mark my lines (pretend I'm holding that pen with my right hand instead of the camera and marking the frame...another arm would really come in handy in more ways than one around here ;)....
Then taped off ...
I rubbed my fave Rub 'n Buff in Gold Leaf in the taped off area...
And in literally minutes you get a fun little blinged out look with little time or money.
Here's a quick reminder of the BEFORE:
And the AFTER!
It's a subtle change but a fun little project if you have a tube of Rub 'n Buff and about 10 minutes!
I made sure to go around the corners too.
Oh and did you notice I moved the drawers around in a checker board fashion on the card catalog! I'm kind of loving the look and think I may keep it like this for a bit. Seems more authentic to me than painting it...at least for the time being. And this photo reminds me I still need a BETTER FITTING LAMP for that area.
So what about you all?
Are you on the "gold is the new black" movement with me or think I'm stuck in a time rut?