I spent most of my day spray painting everything in my life gold. I regret nothing. It’s no surprise that black and white (together) is my (non) color of choice but gold is the metallic accent that pulls it all together. I love over-the-top Baroque-style architecture but at home I really only have my one gigantic ornate hideous gold Goodwill mirror. Today, with two cans of gold spray paint, that all changed.
The home redecorating rampage was triggered by a page I saw in the June HGTV Magazine immediately after rolling my eyes and saying, “I hate this hideous magazine. They never do anything I like.” Karma. I seriously ripped the page out and carried it through Ikea, Target, HomeGoods and Marshall’s until I assembled my necessary elements.
Feel free to read the rest of this post to the soundtrack of this song that makes me think I’m so much cooler than I am and am walking into a room dripping in gold. Meanwhile I’m pretty sure I don’t own a single piece of real gold anything, but spray paint is a solid stand in.
Fake it ’til to you make it. Let’s decorate.
I live in a 580-square-foot studio apartment so every room is every room. It kind of makes decorating tricky because it’s all kind of the same room but I want to feel like it’s not. Life is hard.
Anyway, since my “bedroom” (which is just a little nook partitioned by a half wall) can really only fit a bed, my giant 6-drawer dresser is in the entryway.
I thought my use of the ugliest lamp on earth, some ridiculous candle holders and some black frames was tres chic in a minimalistic I-just-don’t-care kind of way until I saw this awesome set up in HGTV…
At which point I was like: GIVE ME ALL THE GOLD THINGS.
I ran around all over Charlotte for a solid six hours looking for stuff and singing Beyonce’s Upgrade You all like:
I try to go easy on unnecessary vases (I just don’t get it) so I traded the pink vase for a pink picture frame. Here’s what I got:
- Cynthia Rowley pink picture frame, $6.99 (Marshall’s)
- Teal glass vase, $9.99 (Ikea)
- Fake plant and pot, $9.99 (Ikea)
- Nicole Miller acrylic box, $25 (Marshall’s)
- Pink Himalayan salt votive holder, $3,99 (HomeGoods)
- 2 cans of Valsapar gold metallic paint, 1 can primer
SO MUCH BETTER, RIGHT?
I’m super happy with it and also with the fact that I now know that gold spray paint is totally legit. I used it to spray my three black frames and two of my uglyass lamps and a picture frame for good measure. And some drawer handles. I can’t stop. Nothing is safe.