I wanted some vibrant airy furniture that would stand out. I decided to order the tables (they're only available online), and paint them myself. They are 20% off right now. Here is how I turned them into gold:
First, I had to pick out the right gold spray paint. I've already painted a few items gold but since my husband was partial to the Valspar and I liked the Rustoleum, I thought I would swatch them. I still liked the Rustoleum spray paint, it looks like a true gold. The Valspar has a bit of a bronze tint to it. Where I live, this Rustoleum spray paint was only available at Home Depot. I bought 2 cans (I already had 1/2 can at home). I also had previously purchased this Rustoleum Clear coat of spray paint. The clear coat helps to seal the gold paint. I removed the glass shelving and started painting. It was a little difficult painting the tables since it was windy that day. I should have waited but I'm not a very patient person.
Here is one of the tables after the first coat. It already looks gorgeous.
I had to do three coats of gold to have a solid application. I used all of the gold spray paint that I purchased to paint both tables. After the last coat of gold dried, I lightly coated the tables with the clear spray paint. I still have about half a can of this glorious stuff. I have to mention that the clear coat did dull the patina, but it also helped even out some areas.
Here are my gorgeous gold tables presently:
The "sofa table" which I am using as an entry table.
I like Jacqueline Kennedy Books. :)
A close up of the side table.
These tables turned out a lot better than I had hoped. I'm so proud of them. I look forward to decorating them during the holidays. I'll keep you posted on how they hold up. I also found the sofa table on Overstock HERE. As usual though, it's cheaper at Target and because I have a Target red card I got an additional 5% off and free shipping. I love that card. PS. it's not a credit card, it's more of a debit card since it comes directly out of my bank account. I thought I'd let you know since it's a pretty good deal.
*I am NOT affiliated with Target.