3/24/14

Target end tables LOVE gold spray paint.

This weekend I hit the Target end table jackpot for my office. Seriously.  
You know how I always say what a big change a little paint can make (in a room)? Well the same is to say with furniture.


Before I get ahead of myself, this change all started with a printer.
Yes, a printer.

Our printer had been acting up for a very long time. For months we had been wanting to upgrade to a new fancy shmancy wireless one that we could keep sitting out all the time. The desk area is in the photo above to the right, sort of behind that french door. We kept our old clunky one hidden in a cabinet and whenever we needed it, we would hook it up to whatever computer needed it. Suuuper handy... not.  
So when it totally stopped living last week, we decided it was time to upgrade.


Anyway, we picked up a Canon MG5520 one night at Target. Nothin' but great things to say about it so far. We knew we wanted to leave it out and ready to go all the time since it's wireless and all, but it was really large on the actual desk top. So I looked around the house for a small table we could set it up on. Turns out, the little end table in this room next to the couch worked just perfect.

So to replace it, I remembered a cute little mirrored table I saw at Target that same day when we were buying the printer. I remember thinking, "That's cute... if it were gold."  
So I printed out a $10 off of a $50 home purchase coupon on the new printer (See what I did there??) and scooted back over to Target for the table.


It's the Two-Tier Round Table in Antiqued Pewter.

Don't get me wrong...I don't mind pewter toned or silvery things, but for a table like this, I prefer gold all the way. Plus the finish on this one looked a little sponged-on which was weird.

When I got it home, Brad helped me tape-off the mirrors.


 My original plan was to pop out the mirrors (we have some similar tables in our family room with removable mirrors), but they didn't budge.  So it was Brad's idea to do it this way.  Kind of genius. My idea involved cutting round paper and... wasting a lot of time.  This worked SO well. He just taped the mirrors off and I cut around the mirror with a craft knife to remove the excess tape in the exact shape of the mirror.

Then she was ready to paint.


I use the Valspar Metallic spray paint in gold.  I've used other brands in the past for other crafty little projects and I find this one is the most realistic in tone.

I sprayed a few light coats until the color looked solid.  I then let it set outside on our back porch overnight to fully dry and to let off some of the fumes from the spray paint.  Then, I removed the tape.  I am SO happy with how it turned out!!


...So happy that I went back for a second.


Oh and check out Frankie my fig over there soaking up all that sun! We had some work done in our foyer a few weeks ago and had to move everything out of there while the work was being done (I'll post all about that soon).  I moved him in here as a temporary fix, but I think he may have to stay there! He gets a lot more sun here and isn't always getting brushed up against by people coming in and out of the door. So we'll see how it goes!

Anyway back to the tables..


After adding the first, it just felt like there was something missing from the other side. I love how balanced the second one made everything feel. 
Plus, these are PERFECT for this room because the second tier on the bottom allows for some extra decorative knick-knacks since there's not a lot of shelving or spaces to sit books on in here. I love the look of stacked books on that bottom tier.  


So that's it! My biggest tip when shopping is to look beyond the obvious. If you love the lines of a piece of furniture, accessory, fixture, etc... but hate the color, no big deal! You can always change it! Which I like even more because it makes it more unique and your own.

So any great Target finds to share lately??


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44 comments:

  1. Tiffany! Would you mind sharing where you got that gorgeous tufted piece? I've been looking for something similar and I love the size of it! Thanks :)

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    1. Thanks! I found it years back from the Ballard outlet in Atlanta

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  2. So beautiful! That gold paint was definitely a super cute idea


    http://shopaholicoverhere.blogspot.nl/

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  3. I've been on a bit of a gold spray paint spree myself lately. I bought a can to paint one small item, but when I saw how awesome it turned out I went all through the house looking for things that would be better in gold. My hubby thinks I'm crazy, haha.

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  4. Where did you get your white/black diagonal rug?

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    1. It was a lucky find on Overstock a while back! It's no longer available though :/

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  5. They look awesome!!
    Great idea!

    http://www.lovedesiree.com/

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  6. Such a beautiful room! I prefer the gold look too, such a simple solution to make the perfect accent for your office!

    Lauren // http://lipstickandlacquer.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Genious idea to tape off the mirrors ... and Frankie looks so healthy! :) Love the set-up.

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  8. I would love a blog post on what appears to be your home theater. I've seen a couple of your instagram photos that look like you might have one. We've been thinking about doing something similar, and I am curious if you installed it after you moved in, or whether the house came with it. Any pros and cons, etc.

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  9. I am stealing that idea for my little girls nursery!

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    1. yay! Just make sure you let the spray paint "off gas" for a few days (or as long as possible really) in another room or outdoors before you put it in there :)

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  10. LOVE them! In my opinion, you can never have too much gold spray paint! :)

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  11. I love the color of the walls! Does it have a name?
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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    1. Hi Stephanie! I blogged about this color a few times (when I painted this room and our kitchen as well) Here's a post about this room- http://goo.gl/4pqL0r
      It's called Clay Beige by Benjamin Moore

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  12. Wow! OK, the gold has made a real stunning impact. I love the end table, looks amazing, and the DIY seems easy.. even for a lazy bum such as me.

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  13. Me encanta como ha quedado la mesita!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  14. Love this post! You have such an for decorating and turing something into "your own". I love all the weekly decor posts you do :)
    Jen

    www.peaceofcupcakeblog.com

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  15. Love this! I always worry that spray paint (or any paint really) will chip off when I paint on smooth surfaces, like your table frame. Did you use primer?

    Sara G

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    1. Hi Sara! No, I did not use a primer. This particular paint says it's made to be used directly on metal. Plus, I've used it on other metal things in the past and have had no issues with chipping/scratching of any kind :)

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  16. You are seriously amazing! I love all of your decor posts and I love that mirrored table that you got!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  17. Hi Tiffany! Your home is so beautiful! Your style is such an inspiration. I am going to be using one of your old family room designs (the one featured in your Southern Porch blog post) as an inspiration for my living room! Loving the gold table in your office! ; )

    http://justkeia.blogspot.com

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  18. Gorgeous! Where is the mirror from? Love it as well. What a great idea for side tables, and with the glass tops so less labor intensive. I will definitely be looking for this style table to color coordinate with different rooms.

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  19. I love how the table came out! I plan on painting our downstairs a really pretty light gray, but there is one wall that wraps around and up the stairs into my living room. What color could I do upstairs that won't clash? I always love your ideas so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  20. Suuuuper random, but you should take the little sticky tag thing off of the cord on your lamp, by the plug in! It's something people never think to do, but I feel like somebody with very particular tastes like you would appreciate it! :)

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  21. The table came out beautiful!!!..I always enjoy your home decor tips and DIY's

    Stephstylez.blogspot.com

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  22. I am obsessed with your home décor style! I am a huge fan of neutrals, but I think I am scared of color sometimes! Do you change up the colors in your home seasonally? I need some tips on how to add color into my décor. I also love watching you on YouTube. I'm from Georgia, too! :)

    anditmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Tiffany! I love how you pick various pieces of the scenery and assemble everything to make it look harmonious and personal. I will soon be moving and all your photos and videos are a great inspiration :)

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  25. Fabulous quick transformation! I am a big fan of 2-tiered tables, like the books! By the way, I usually watch your YouTube vids -my first time visiting your blog. Love it. :)

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  26. That is the perfect gold! We have some wall art that we have already painted once with gold spray paint but it turned out too beige. This color is pretty much perfect. :)

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  27. Do you use a mask or anything like that when you spray paint? I adore your blog! Hugs from Denmark.

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  28. i looove it, found a very simple desk at target a while back for only $10 & have been thinking about sprucing it up with a little gold spray paint myself, the one you used looks amazing!

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  29. I hope you never actually finish your house, bc I LOVE these posts so much!!!!

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  30. This looks amazing! Love your sence of style! :)

    http://the-theorem.blogspot.com

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  31. Where did you get the big wall mirror? I love it!

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  32. Tiffany... It's beautiful place.. really..

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  33. this is amazing! the table definitely looks much better with gold!

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  34. you might have already mentioned this, but where did you get your sofas?

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  35. hey tiffany! i was just wondering where the coffee table is from in your office..i'm looking for one very similar thanks (:

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  36. Good post. Painting it gold seems like a good decision to complement the white sofa. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I have never considered the glass end table before but you are right, gold is most becoming on it. I think I am leaning more toward a wood one myself. At this rate though, I will take what I can get.
    Cynthia | | http://www.tucawaytables.com/shop/small-end-table.html

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