When I was a little girl, my Grandparents always had 2 large reclining armchairs that I would always play on when we visited, and fondly remember sitting on their laps in these chairs. In between these chairs was a large floor lamp, with a little foot button that you pressed to turned it on. I don’t know why but I always remember this, and would always enjoy turning this lamp on with the foot button!
When they passed away I inherited this floor lamp, it didn’t go with any of my decor, and it wasn’t modern at all, but it had memories attached to it, so I have kept it with me in all our house moves!
I have started to make some changes to my lounge interiors over the past few months, as we had a lot of black, chrome and I wanted to try to tone this down. Gold is coming back, and if you haven’t spotted it, I have added a nice gold noticeboard to my office space. With my yellow in my curtains, I knew I could now bring this inherited floor lamp into my colour scheme, finally!
There is the floor lamp, in the corner with a new grey shade on.
So to bring this new colour scheme in, I had to start bringing more gold in. The mirror above the fireplace use to be black, my Mum got me it years ago from NEXT when we purchased our first house. I didn’t want to get rid of it, so we sprayed it up with PlastiKote gold leaf spray paint. It was so much cheaper than a whole new mirror, and there was nothing wrong with the old mirror.
How To Spray Paint A Mirror With PlastiKote
Here is the mirror before. I covered the glass section with paper and stuck it down along the edges. This stops the spray paint getting under the paper and onto the mirror. Make sure it is all clean, and dust free. As you can see I placed mine onto of an old rug, and outdoors.
Use some white *PlastiKote primer all over the areas you want to spray, this gives it a good base, and as it was black I wanted a true light colour to spray the gold leaf paint onto.
Next up use the PlastiKote gold leaf spray paint, or whatever colour you have chosen, to spray all over the mirror. I only needed one coat of this, and it went on so well. Make sure you spray lightly, evenly, and getting into all the little areas.
I am so pleased with the outcome, it makes the lounge brighter, and stands out better on the dark grey wall.
*Here are the products I have used, I was sent them for the purpose of this project, however all my words are honest and of my own.