It’s no big secret that I am a lover of gold spray paint. I wanted to share yet another tryst in our long, laborious affair.
My parents bought this table in 1977, the year they bought our beach condo. It was in rough shape (totally rusted and scratched) and didn’t make the cut after the redesign. So I loaded it into the truck and hauled it home hoping to use it somewhere on our back porch that was being built at the time.
Well, 20 minutes and a few coats of gsp and she has a whole new life- currently being used as a bar cart on the porch.
Because it’s outside 24/7 there is some minor patina that occurs, but I love it. It add character.
For those of you that have been following #theneverendingporchproject on Instagram, this post is a long time coming. Almost a year ago, I started working with Jeff at Great Falls Landscapes on the concept.
We worked for weeks on the plan.. And finally came up with perfection.
There were a lot of changes along the way. And while it took what seems like forever to build, I couldn’t be happier with the end results. It’s funny, before finding GFL, I had initially hired someone else, and ultimately fired him two weeks in due to his lack of creativity. So glad that I found them! Jeff and Lance were amazing to work with and really “went” with my crazy ideas..
(This was right before E’s Party.. pics to come on that later..)
Sometimes I feel like I need to check in with my iPhone to see if things in my life really happened. That is the case last weekend- I arrived home from NYC at midnight on Thursday and scurried for the next 36 hours to pull together E’s birthday party as well as a porch photoshoot. Despite an amazing level of stress, fast food, acne and lack of showers- we got it done. I can’t wait to show you all the pictures! Here’s what I do have (from my iPhone.)
Last year, for her birthday, we redecorated E’s room. Her desired color scheme? Purple and pink, probably my least favorite color combination. I started twitching at the thought that it might turn out like something out of a Barbie movie. Well, it didn’t. And I think we were able to create a room that both mother and daughter were happy with.
Then we worked up a paint technique that looks like a wash. I love the way it turned out. Her bench- a HomeGoods find that we had reupholstered.
The chandelier is actually broken, but I like it that way. Speaking of broken… I bought this picture frame on clearance at HomeGoods. I had the mirror fixed and replaced the artwork with an enlarged picture of E. I love the way it turned out.
The bedding was on clearance at the Land of Nod (sorry, out of stock.) It couldn’t be more perfect!
The shades are from Lowes, but we removed the rose trim and added hot pink!The jujuhat was quite an ordeal. I am just glad that we finally got it.The lucite “E” is a custom product. If you are interested in something like this, send me an email.