Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paint it black

I'll admit ... I don't have a lot of all black decor. Ok, more like none. I prefer colors or wood. I wear black almost everyday, but for my home? I feel like its too modern. That's why I was especially surprised when a couple of my most recent Goodwill finds screamed "PAINT US BLACK!"

The results? I love them ... and want to keep them, but would feel like I needed to change the rest of my decor. So, you get a sneak peek before they go in my Etsy shop this weekend!

I found this great (plastic) wooden key. I thought about painting it almond or pebble and doing a little sanding, but I had the inkling that black would really set it apart. I also found this frame that I am completely in love with! Same situation ... I debated between leaving it as is or painting it one of my favorite got-to colors but I just knew that black would suit this. In between coats, some of the gold would show through so I considered gilding it a little after I was finished. But jet black? Oh, so chic!
A while ago, I hinted at a little project I wanted to do with these parts. Its been rainy the past few days, so I haven't been able to finish but I'm excited for some sunshine and a reveal!

Until next time!


  1. I love the key and the mirror and I can't wait to see what you do with the bird and candlestick!


  2. Gotta love black spray paint!!
    Can't wait for it to stop raining so you can finish that project!

    Thanks for the "Etsy" encouragement.


  3. Black is definitely my "go to" color! The key and mirror look great in their new color. I can't wait to see the project.



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