I wanted to do something a little different with it, and I was inspired by a couple of places. I was perusing the Spring Target shipments a couple of weeks ago, and I loved the white/gold contrasts along with everything else on that aisle. It was all super-fabulous:
I was also inspired by THIS post by Jenny at LGN. If you don't follow her blog, you need to. Everything she does and finds is amazing.
If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably saw this image from her post on my Decorating Inspiration board.
I love the "dipped" look on the legs. It's so different.
For a refresher, here is the knitting stand before (well, after I cleaned about 10 layers of dirt and who knows what else off of it).
I then taped off the legs where I wanted my "dipped" effect to start.
This is after the first of 2 coats of gold.
I didn't take pictures but I also taped off the 2 round knobs on top and gave them the gold treatment as well.
Here is the after:
I have to tell you, I love it even more than I thought I would. I'm sure this paint choice might not be for everyone, but I think it totally gives this piece a new life!
I didn't spend any money on this at all, which makes it even better! I already had the spray paint and I picked it up from the side of the road so it cost me nothing!
How can you get any better than free?