It's a GOLD Transformation ~ Living Room Stool Update!

Yesterday, after all this gold inspiration floating around in blog world, I finally finished a little project I've been meaning to do for years!

When we moved into our apartment a year and a half ago, I had no idea what my "style" was or what colors I liked.  When registering for wedding gifts, I tended to go gravitate towards more greens, browns, tans, and reds. We ended up painting our walls a tan/beige color (which I know hate!), and I have been dying to lighten up our space lately.  After I started reading blogs last year, I began to fall in love grays, blues, and white.  So, slowly, I am attempting to "lighten" up our space and phase out all the blah!

Here is my little red stool before.  We have it sitting by our TV and it really was just taking up space and simply faded into the background. 

I also have this wire basket on top that is red as well, which holds our remotes.  

I first removed the seat from the base.

Then I recovered it in a light neutral fabric from Pottery Barn that I had on hand.

Next was the fun part!  I spray painted the base of the stool gold, sanded a bit (you'll notice the drip marks).  Then painted a second coat.

I also decided to transform the wire basket as well!

Here it is!  I got the cute little basket on the floor from Home Goods to keep all of our dog Finnley's toys in one place...instead of all over the living room!

Ahhh much better!  Now instead of fading into the background, this little nook has some personality! And, it only cost me $11 for the spray paint and staple gun!

Hope you liked my little GOLD transformation!  

I'll be posting regularly about my attempts to lighten up our space! Thanks for reading - I love hearing your comments and feedback! Have a great day!

Linking up to:  The Shabby Creek Cottage


  1. Wow that looks awesome! Well done! I love that gold is so in right now.


  2. Great job! Love the lighter and brighter look. Cute basket too!

  3. This turned out great! I love the gold and you did a great job!

  4. Beautiful transformation! Love it!

  5. Yay for the gold!!! It looks great -- and if you change your mind, you just spray it again! Great job on the fabric too...you'll get a lot of use out of the staple gun, I'm sure!

  6. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! i love what a big difference it makes for such a small pricetag. way to go!!

  7. what a great job you did!! i have been trying to lighten up our space too especially our living room. i love the colors you selected

  8. Wow, that turned out beautiful. love it!


  9. It came out wonderful. Great Job.

  10. I just LOVE what a little gold spray paint can do!


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