Shine On!

I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day Weekend!  I used the long weekend to work on a few projects inspired by all of the metallic furniture and accessories I’ve seen lately online and at Home Goods.  I wanted to add a pop of silver to the office to play off the gray accent walls but I wasn’t sure where to start. Then I remembered I had a cabinet from the Christmas Tree Shop  that I bought for the guest room before realizing it was the wrong color teal.  It was only $19 so I never bothered returning it figuring I could find another use for it some day, so in the corner it sat waiting for its moment to shine. And now it certainly does shine! I bought a few cans of brilliant silver spray paint from Lowes and sprayed the little cabinet down. I added a coat of Polycrylic to seal it and should have used the spray on kind but I was out so I brushed it on instead – I should have just gone back to Lowes, I hate the streaks.  I also added a knob from Home Goods that matches the desk knobs in that room.

I’ve noticed that a lot of stores are carrying really pretty metallic coral and shells for $25+.  I found a piece of white coral and a white shell on a stand at the Christmas Tree shop for $4.99 and $6.99 and coated them with some leftover paint from the cabinet.  I was a little too excited and forgot to take before pictures.

Silver

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