Hello friends and Happy Labor Day!
Keeping with my theme of “Favorites” lately, I’m here to share my latest find. And it’s a good one! Have you ever bought and tried a metallic spray paint only to be disappointed with how the finish turned out? *raising both hands* I kept reading about other bloggers singing the praises of one particular spray paint, so I did my research. Turns out it’s cruelty-free (I emailed the company), so I ordered a can faster than you can say WOO-HOO. You can see my list of other cruelty-free DIY products here.
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I have a lamp in my living room that I’ve been itching to spray gold. I bought it 10 years ago, and have loved it as silver. But we all need a little updating every so often, right? Here is the lamp as silver, sorry for the bad photo. Lordy, it actually looks gold’ish because I don’t have the white balance in the photo correct. Haha, you can see my TV reflection in the lamp! Thank goodness my photos have improved over the past two years… *embarrassed*
I took the lamp down to my garage and gave it two thin even coats. Nope, no primer. It came out nicely, no clumps and spray was pretty even. I like how it actually looks like the same brushed gold look that would come on a lamp like this. It doesn’t have a pink or silver undertone. It has enough shine to it, and doesn’t looking cake-y or matte-like. Check out the close-ups:
You probably noticed I took the black swiss crosses off my curtains. I put those up about two years ago, knowing I would grow tired of them after some time. They came off so easily! No residue left on my curtains. If you’re interested in how I put them on, you can see how I made them here. I like how they look without the crosses. I am itching to makeover my incredibly beige (gasp!) living room, so stay tuned for more projects in this room.
Want your own can of gold spray paint? You can order it here.