The Gilded Lady {a diy}

This bust has traveled with my for quite a while, but was orignially a dark brown color. I sculpted her in a college art class. {My majors were totally different–molecular biology and philosophy–but oh, how I remember LOVING my hours in the windowed art studio, logged enough time there for a minor.} The nose, alas, broke off when I carted her down on the long drive to Charleston, SC for medical school. I tried to repair the nose, but the repairs I tried just wouldn’t take, so I decided to finally embrace the imperfection.

The formerly brown bust was on my list to gild for a while. I’ve been gilding like crazy–all the rooms in my house that Darlene has helped me design have golden and brass accents.  I also recently finished a couple DIY trunk tables as a stand in for a console, which have gold legs, and I replaced the castors on these antique chairs with little gold feet. I even completed my TV cabinet redo with gold hoop pulls Darlene found me, as well as a lot of gold accents.

I also hit up this old floorlamp from target. I think I originally got it for $25, and it was shiny nickel. The new gold finish and the black trim I added on the shade help it pop in my Great Room, though I think I’m going to change out the trim for a thicker grosgrain. You can see the gilded lady behind the settee in the background in this pic.

I love the Ditto DIY series link-up that Darlene and a bunch of other bloggers are doing–helped me check these items off my “to-do” list. I can’t wait to go check out what everyone else did.

One last glimpse of gold in my Great Room–the stairwell gallery wall:

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