DIY Gold Accented Wooden Tray

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I have always been a huge fan of natural wood with gold trim, heck anything with gold on it I am usually a big fan of. I have been seeing online and in stores raw wood with gold accents and decided this was a project I could do myself.

What you need:

Wood Tray or any type of wood dish that you want to accent with gold
paint brush
Craft gold paint

1. depending on how steady you are with a paint brush you can tape the edges with painters tape to get a smooth line
2. Paint 2 coats
3. DONE, easy!

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{ Finished product. Now what can it be used for… }

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{ Snack Tray }

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{ Jewelry Tray }


Decor Inspiration


Since I am working on redoing my closet, I have been looking for other inspiration to add to my room. After seeing the image above, I got inspired to want to antique my own mirrors and make a collage like the one above for a wall in my room. Hopefully it will be a success and I can post about how to antique mirrors!

5 Friday Favorites


{ My Mom and I have a Frenchie obsession }

This week I finally got over my cold and started to work on my closet reorganization (post to come soon). August already seems to be flying by. I have been super busy at work this week but I want to share some photos of what I am loving right now.


{ Fried Bananas with Cinnamon and Honey – want to make this week }


{ Love the color of these butterflies }


{ Glam necklace on paired with a simple tee }


{ Love the mix of this contemporary and rustic bath }

5 Friday Favorites


{ Closet Envy – Windows in a closet }

I have decided to start a traditional Friday Post that mentions some of the things that have been inspiring me lately. Between my new obsession with jewels and going away to a wedding this weekend, I would say these images have been inspiring me this week.


{ rose filled ice cubes that chills some nice bubbly }


{ Mimosa’s Bar, need to try this out at my next girls weekend }


{ Jeweled clutches }


{ Jewelry display }

Bedroom Decor


I am starting to help one of my best friends decorate her room in her new apartment and it inspired me to write a post about just some bedroom decor that I am loving right now. I am really into neutrals for furniture and then add color with accessories, because its easy to change out.

1. West Elm Night Stand $199

2. Z Gallerie Golden Antler $44.95

3. Ikea Wall Art $5

4. Z Gallerie Glass Knots $19.95

5. Z Gallerie Mirrored Console $699

6. Pier 1 Exhibit Lamp $59.99

7. Restoration Hardware  French Cane Chair $250

8. Horchow Bench $1,399