This might be one of the easiest diy projects you see this month BUT the impact from this little change is incredible. I took a very perfunctory Ikea side table and turned it into an eye catching piece in the room. I almost donated the table but I love it's airiness. It looks way more Hollywood than your typical Ikea piece after a simple diy.
Here's the before
Here's my simple toolkit.
You may be wondering why I chose to paint the table with the gilding as opposed to spray painting. I agree that it would have taken less time but I can't find a gold spray paint that I love as much as this liquid gilding. It's a Martha Stewart product and I think we can all agree that Martha sure knows what she's doing in the world of diy and home decor. The finish is matte and it looks like it was always gold as opposed to an obvious diy. I have trouble with the green hue that I keep ending up with in spray paint.
Before you paint you want to tape off any parts that you don't want to be gold. There was not a lot left untouched but I figured gold wheels might be taking my gold obsession just a bit too far.
And here's the spectacular after. The spectacular part is that it looks like I bought it from a higher end store and it really looks like it's always been gold. So glad I procrastinated on that trip to the thrift store to drop this off.
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