Up until about a year ago anything with gold or brass reminded me of the 80s. Seriously, no matter what you showed me that was gold or brass, I’d turn up my nose and say it was outdated. My oh my how my taste has changed.
Once I really started to hone in on my personal tastes when it came to home decorating, I realized I LOVE Mid Century and when I say Mid Century, I really mean Hollywood Regency. Ahhhh I’d LOVE to have a house decorated by Jonathan Adler who oozes Hollywood Regency. So, in an effort to do my own brass and gold accessorizing at home, I started doing some simple things, like painting the hardware on my cabinets and end tables.
And along the way, I’ve picked up some fantastic pieces at Goodwill or other thrift shops that represent not only my love of all things brass and gold but also my love of lion heads. I know I know, I’m not sure where the madness comes from.
I scored this awesome little end table for $20!
Gotta love the faux bamboo detail of this serving tray!
The other day while I was waiting for my kiddo to pick out the perfect lion and tiger toys out of the dollar bin at Target, I came across a cute giraffe and elephant. I remembered seeing a post on one of my favorite blogs about how she had spray painted her kids’ toys red to add some color to her bookcase and so I thought why not do that with gold spray paint?
My favorite spray paint for small jobs: This is called Gold Leaf.
And Voila! Pieces of art. By the way, Jonathan Adler sells similar pieces for something like $50! Just saying….
Total, this project cost me $5; $3 for the spray paint and $2 for the cute little animal toys. My husband thinks I’m crazy but I think I may be on to something. Next time anyone comes over to visit they may be in for a lot of GOLD. I’m obsessed!