DIY // Gold Side Table

One of my new year goals is living more in the moment, but I have to admit, I’m already dreaming of Spring.  I’m tired of the dreary rain and cold weather we are having here in Houston.  Bring on the sunshine!  On Honey We’re Healthy, I’m already dreaming of swimsuit season!  I added a dose of pretty to my master bedroom recently and it made the room (and me:) feel a little brighter. 
I had a small, black console table from Overstock from my old office that I spray painted gold.  The shiny metallic took it from boring to bling in an instant.  When shopping for things like furniture, picture frames, vases, etc., always keep in mind that, if the shape is right but the color is wrong, you may be able to spray paint it to make it right for your space. 
After I spray painted three light coats of Rust-Oleum bright coat metallic finish gold paint, I styled it with some books, a gorgeous vase of pink tulips from the grocery store, and one of my favorite pictures of my little guy.  (He’s just two months old in that picture!)  
I was surprised to find Penguin Classics fabric covered books at Homegoods while I was doing Christmas shopping.   They were my Christmas gift to me this year!
Bloom, by Kelle Hampton is a great book (I read it in two days) and I love her blog.  Do you read it? 
Grocery store tulips are perfect for welcoming Spring!  Aren’t they cheerful?

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  1. January 15, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    Unbelievable difference…boring to bling is right! It's such a beautiful accent now. Love the way you styled it too πŸ™‚ And congrats on the House Beautiful feature, so exciting!

    • January 15, 2013 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you Jennifer!

  2. January 15, 2013 / 1:08 pm

    super cute! been looking for something for our front entryway this would be perfect! great DIY

  3. January 15, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    Love the transformation. And, that is one of my favorite photos of James too. I cannot get over that head of hair!!

    • January 15, 2013 / 10:57 pm

      I know- he's almost a little blondie now!

  4. January 15, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    Love it! Also, it was fun to see you interviewed on Emily's blog today πŸ™‚ xo Kristin

  5. January 15, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    In the past I was not a fan of gold, and now I see a little bit popping up here an there on different blogs, and I am really starting to love it in small doses. This is the perfect example. This vignette looks amazing. Nice work, and I am glad it is brightening things up a little for you πŸ™‚

  6. January 15, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    Oh Megan, I love everything about this! The style and lines of the table, your gorgeous styling, the gold!! That's my favorite spray paint too!

  7. January 15, 2013 / 3:25 pm

    The table looks great! I'm considering painting some hardware gold and was concerned the gold wouldn't be shiny enough. I'll have to pick up that spray paint if I decide to do it. Thanks!

  8. January 15, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    I have the same exact table from good old but the side table version and painted it gold a few months ago when we moved for my new office – i love it! Yours looks stunning as well – great minds think alike! πŸ˜‰ xo

  9. January 15, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    Oh i love it!! it turned out perfect!

  10. January 15, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    I have been stalking this table on Overstock forever now! Love it! And I LOVED your answers to the 5 (actually 6!) questions!

  11. January 15, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    This is beautiful! I have a black bed frame I have been dying to spray gold but I hadn't stumbled on the right one yet! Can't wait to try it now!

  12. Chic Coastal Living
    January 15, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    OMGosh I love this!!!!! Great idea!!

  13. January 15, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Hi Megan! Did you have to sand the table down first before you applied the spray paint? Thanks!

    • January 15, 2013 / 7:29 pm

      Hi! I did not sand the table, just sprayed the paint right on the original finish.

  14. Leanne
    January 15, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    This makes me want to spray paint something gold! It turned out gorgeous!

  15. Leanne
    January 15, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Also, congrats on the House Beautiful feature! πŸ™‚

  16. Traci
    January 15, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    It looks great! So pretty! Tulips are my absolute fave. I'm with you on being ready for spring. I live in Baton Rouge & all the rain we're having is driving me crazy! Have a great day!

  17. January 15, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    I love the table its perfect!! I love how you see beautiful in everything!!!

  18. January 15, 2013 / 10:24 pm

    Hey Megan! Were the Penguin Classic books at Homegoods being sold at a discount?? I'm always tempted to pick them up at Anthropologie, but I'd love to get them on sale instead. πŸ˜‰

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    • January 15, 2013 / 10:56 pm

      Yes Mendi- score!

  19. Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    January 15, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    Such a pretty makeover. It looks like Spring! Love all the blue books.

  20. The White City Project
    January 15, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    Great table! I found one similar at a local thrift for $15 πŸ™‚ Just trying to decide what colour to paint it.

  21. RenΓ©
    January 15, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    I love everything about this! And now have the overwhelming urge to run to the nearest Homegoods for some Penguin books!

  22. January 16, 2013 / 1:40 am

    THat table looks absolutely incredible! Great call painting it gold – totally changes it and updates it.

  23. Andrea
    January 15, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    Love this! I'm really loving gold this season and this is beautiful!! ps- i also loved your feature on Emily's blog today!

  24. January 16, 2013 / 3:54 am

    Where is the pillow from in the basket underneath?

    • January 16, 2013 / 3:58 am

      Hi! I made that pillow with fabric from our living room drapes.

  25. January 16, 2013 / 4:25 am

    It looks great! Love the color,

  26. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    January 15, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    Megan! This looks wonderful. It really is so pretty. And styled so well. I love that I have all three of those books you have stacked up. What a great find with the Penguin Classics. Well done, my friend. Pinning!

  27. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    January 16, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    It looks so great in gold! Love the styling too!

  28. January 18, 2013 / 2:12 am

    LOVE the curls and LOVE the Gold. Super cute!Week 3 of Live Fit…..Whoohoo πŸ˜‰

  29. January 22, 2013 / 7:42 am

    This is beautiful! I have a black bed frame I have been dying to spray gold but I hadn't stumbled on the right one yet! Can't wait to try it now! thanks for sharing click here for my stuff.

  30. February 12, 2013 / 10:50 am

    I'm very jealous of you guys having access to rust-oleum in the States. We have to import it to the UK and it's very expensive. The best I've found for us Brits is the premium plasti kote paint from UK Tool Centre but even that has a tendency to gunk and gum if you're close than about a foot. Impractical at best, impossible at worst!

  31. March 13, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    Beautiful table and thanks for the recommendation on what spray paint to use. Did you have to lightly sand the table and then prime it before spray painting it gold? Or did you just go for it? πŸ™‚ Thanks!!

  32. August 16, 2013 / 12:29 am

    What's the wall color? I love it!

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