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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shabby Chic to Bohemian Chic - Coffe Table Tray!

Almost two years ago I found this old coca cola crate at an antique store in Columbia. 
At first I didn't know what to do with it.  Eventually I knocked out the center pieces and spray painted it white.  I tossed it on my coffee table and I've been using it to store magazines and my remotes ever since.
It wasn't horrible, but I didn't really love it.  A few weeks ago I was browsing pinterest and came upon this image from Noi Publishing:
Instantly I was drawn to the hot pink - I knew what I wanted to do!
I started by painting the inside with Valspar's Very Berry:
Once it dried I painted the outside and details with my favorite metallic paint - I bought it at Michael's almost a year ago.  The color is Emporer's Gold and I've used it on my curio to accessory station update, my TV tray update, and the CREATE letters in my craft room.  This stuff is basically the bee's knees!!
I moved a ton of my magazines and now I have a fancy little space to store magazines, my TV remotes, coasters, and a delicious smelling candle (Island Moonlight, you can find it at Target)!
Here you can see where I painted inside the handles and the cracks in between the bottom panels with gold!
I love how it looks both modern and bohemian!
I think the gold and hot pink look perfect together!
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far!
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  1. What a fun color combination - so bright and happy! And I have a Coke crate on my coffeee table holding magazines and the remotes too!

  2. You're pink and gold look great together.

  3. You always pick the best colours! Much nicer than the pile-o-junk that I fight against all the time.

  4. This is super Bohemian...I wouldn't have seen that in my head, good job, girl!!

  5. Thanks you guys! This is the first thing I see when I walk in my front door - definitely makes me smile! :)

  6. Beautiful color combo! I love paint transformations, they are economical, easy, and high impact!

  7. The best color ever, I could eat it and sleep with it at the same time! And you're right, it looks both modern and boho :)


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