A Lacy Table

I’ve had a little brass & glass table since the 80’s.  It’s one of those pieces that is small enough to be used almost anywhere.  I’ve used it in the den, the bedroom, the bathroom & even outside.  When I first got it, it was brass. Since then it has been brass, black, charcoal, white & silver.  It needed a little makeover.  But this time, instead of just painting the legs, I did something a little different.

A Lacy Table

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Golden Sea Shell Centerpiece

Living Well Spending Less is having a gold challenge.  It’s called the “The {ditto} DIY Challenge

I thought I’d give it a try.  The challenge?  Turn something gold and show it being used in your house.

I thought I’d use the Sea Shell Centerpiece that I made in a previous post.Shell Wreath 1

I started by getting out one of my favorite paints, Krylon Gold Metallic spray paint.  I took the centerpiece outside & started to paint.  There were so many nooks & crannies that I thought I’d never get it completely covered.

sea shell gold.Krylon paint

I kept turning the centerpiece in all directions.

shells gold

After about 1 1/2 hours (this includes drying time)  I finally got it completely covered.

(by the way, you can spray paint floral foam.  It doesn’t melt like Styrofoam does)

I added a white pillar candle that I had glued a gold ribbon to.  I thought that solid gold was a little too much, so I added some white pearls to it.  I used a clear tacky glue to adhere them to the shells.

Gold shell centerpiece

Here’s a top view of the centerpiece:

Gold shell centerpiece view from the top

And here’s the centerpiece in place in a tablescape.

Lighthouse tablescape with gold shell centerpiece

I really like the way it turned out!

I hope you check out the challenge site & see what other bloggers have done with their gold.

Happy creating everyone!