Goodwill Find: Gold Leaf Wall Art

This past weekend was definitely about crossing little projects off my to-do list. I put up my photo gallery wall in the stairwell, updated a lamp shade, and I finally got around to adding a bit of paint to some wall art.

gold leaf wall art makeoverI found these gold leaves at my local Goodwill for $6 but the background design didn’t fit my decor or style. But I just couldn’t look past the awesomeness of the gold leaves so I scooped them up.

leaf wall art from goodwillI have a lot of charcoal blue color throughout my main floor and thought a little bit of paint could totally transform these puppies. 

pittsburgh gray cc caldwell paintThis little sample size paint of CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paint in Pittsburgh Gray has been sitting in my craft room for about a year and luckily it was the perfect shade for my home. And since it’s chalk paint I didn’t have to prep the artwork at all…. well except for a deep clean which really made the gold color pop a lot more!

painted goodwill leaf artSo I didn’t tape off the leaves or anything, just carefully worked my small paintbrush around the gold edges. 

gold leaf wall artwork

gold leaf wall artAnd I found a great little niche to hang these in my kitchen, just a few steps away from my floral and charcoal gray breakfast room chairs.  

breakfast room tableI seriously love the gold. And the gray seems to make them pop even more.

gold leaf wall artwork

gold leaf wall artworkSo they’re hanging in the kitchen now in this weird little empty space. Not quite sure why the cabinets in our new home don’t continue to the edge of the wall leading to our hearth room… but I have an idea for this space.

gold leaf wall artSomeday… and I mean seriously someday in the far future… I’d love to continue the countertop and add a wine fridge down below. Maybe even some wine bottle racks. Ooh, maybe instead of the artwork above some built-ins?

gold-leaf-wall-art-with-wine-cabinet Again, this is a someday project. Not today. I wish.

So, do you ever find stuff at Goodwill and tweak it to fit your style?
Can you picture easy transformations in your head like me? 

gold leaf wall art makeover

5 Minute Lamp Shade Makeover

A couple months ago I purchased this little navy (actually almost like a denim) lamp and shade for our great room. It went on a little side table between our couch and one of the chairs. I loved the color, but it was just… normal. So over the weekend I decided to give it a bit of glam.

great room navy lamp shadeAnd of course almost every crafting project begins with burlap.
Luckily I had a roll in my craft room waiting for me.

burlap lamp shade accentI hot glued a strip around the lamp shade. I didn’t hot glue the top and bottom all the way around since I didn’t want the burlap to tug too much. Just a spot here and there did the trick.

burlap accent on lamp shadeNow to add a little pizzazz. I have a collection of embellishment flowers. Like a BIG collection. For some reason I’m just drawn to them, probably since I know the flowers can easily be added to anything… like a vase or a monogrammed hair bow holder

accent flower embellishmentsFor this project I chose a gold glittery sunflower since my great room has lots of pops of gold. A bunch of hot glue did the trick to hold it in place. And don’t judge my hot glue gun. It gets used… a lot. Can you tell?

updating a lamp shade on the cheapSo here we are, 5 minutes later. With a transformed lamp shade.

updated crafty lamp shade

lamp shade makeoverAnd you can barely see the burlap seam on the back of the lamp shade.

lamp shade make over

burlap lamp shade makeover

easy lamp shade makeover