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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Also, you can head over and visit Emily A. Clark to see my, and other bloggers, answers to her “5 Questions I’ve Always Wanted to Ask Other Bloggers.”
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And THANK YOU House Beautiful for sharing my fabric lined bookshelf!  What an unexpected surprise and honor. 
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Hi! Iโ€™m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  6. Great table! I found one similar at a local thrift for $15 ๐Ÿ™‚ Just trying to decide what colour to paint it.

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!

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