September 20, 2017

You Can Copper-fy & Gold-afy Anything + Giveaway!

When it comes to galvanized items, vintage metal, washed out tin or copper decorative essentials, its pretty clear that they've become a pretty trendy way to decorate with in our homes and kitchens these days as most of you already have seen and know. 

Personally I think it gives our homes a cozy, comfy and almost a rustic yet modern feel.

Copper especially has made a big come back, but its still hard to find such unique items that come in copper.  And unless you're buying it new which can be pretty costly, you really have to look through quite a few thrift shops, etsy shops or antique stores to find the quality yet more affordable items.

But fear not my friends, because luckily Rust-Oleum has a copper spray that basically let's you turn any item you think might be better looking in copper, into just that, copper!  Without the struggle of searching those shops for days.

Instead you can magically spray and wallah!

I don't have a lot of copper in my home in fact but I still love it, you'll find more of the vintage gold decor items.   These items make quite the modern and eclectic statement.  They have not all been found or bought but instead sprayed with copper or gold spray paint.  

I have always had a thing for gold accessories and decor.  I love that they can give your home a modern and eclectic feel regardless of your current decor, it looks good with just about anything or anywhere in your home.

I decided to give this Ikea utensil holder a new look for our current desk area and I couldn't love it more, it's sleek, sophisticated and very eclectic for the look that our office/desk area currently has.

So what do you guys think?  Are you a gold or copper fan?  
Or both?

Well I have good news because I have quite a few Rust-Oleum GOLD spray paint cans that were left untouched from a previous event that Rust-Oleum so kindly helped sponsor and I hate to let them sit in my garage for too long so I thought I'd give some away!

Still brand new and ready to ship, what do you think?

I wish I had the copper too but I don't except luckily these spray paints are also affordable and easy to find at your local hardware store or craft store.

Usually around my birthday month is when I start to feel really generous and love giving cool things away to my readers as a special "you're super awesome" thank you for being so supportive gift!  Except I'm not Oprah sooooo a giveaway will have to do Lol!

And you're all invited to enter for a chance to win two cans of Rust-Oleum GOLD metallic finish spray paint for your next projects, four winners will be chosen, so the odds are on your side!

Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below in this post (if you don’t see the widget and are looking at this post in an email or feed reader, please click over to the blog directly to find it) follow and complete all entries.

Giveaway Rules & Disclosure:

There are 3 easy ways to enter using the Rafflecopter Form above. This giveaway will run from Sept. 20th, 12:00 a.m. 2017 through Sept. 27th, 12:00 a.m. 2017 PST. Entrants must be USA residents and at least 18 years old. Void if prohibited in your state. 

This giveaway is not associated any social media platform or brand. A total of four winner(s) 2 cans per winner, whom will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries and contacted via the email that they provide. The announcement email will come from charmedcrowned@gmail dot com. The winners have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Once the winner has responded with the information we need, they will be sent their prize.

Best of luck to you all and I hope this inspires you to get crafty with gold and copper this holiday season.  More to come on some projects I have yet to share!

Have you gotten started on any painting projects recently?

September 14, 2017

Antique & Simplicity | My Latest Find

I've been on the search for an antique dresser for the longest time on Craigslist.  I don't normally have the patience but when it comes to waiting patiently for the right piece of furniture to come along has become my virtue.

I'm not done yet.  Still want to find at least one more of these antique treasure's and I think I might be done with dressers for a while but don't hold me to it. Lol.

I debated for a bit on what chalk paint color to use on this piece.  But I simply am obsessed with their Simplicity, can't get enough of this white chalk paint!

Turned out just how I pictured it and I cannot wait to play with decorating it and using it to store all my pretty things.

I used the same technique for prepping and paint this piece like I do most of my furniture pieces.  A good wipe down, I did scuff up the drawers and sides of this dresser with sandpaper so that the paint could adhere to it much better.

The top of the dresser was a little bit of a different story though, the original stain and seal was flaking off therefore I had to sand it and make sure it was smooth enough to paint.

After a little bit of elbow grease it was all play from there. 

The end result is my always my favorite.

So what do you think?  

Have you used Country Chic Paint yet?

Check out their latest limited edition colors of the Fall & Winter 2017 season, they're to die for and I'll soon be playing and giving you a glimpse at some of the colors I picked out recently.

September 6, 2017

Witches Brew Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Before we know it, Fall will be among us and I for one am already enjoying the cooler weather.  

My absolute favorite is when you can feel the warm sun in your face with a cool breeze to accompany it.

But isn't it even better when you can start baking and whipping up those warm tasty soups and casseroles?

I'm no chef, but I love to bake and cook for my family.  Even more so when its the season of pumpkin everything!

I love having warm dishes and comfort foods as soon as the weather cools.  It only seemed appropriate that I share this pumpkin soup recipe with you to kick off the season.

This recipe doesn't require much, below is all you need.

  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cans of pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Top with some whipping cream for taste

Use a medium pot and use medium heat. You want to warm up the first 6 ingredients for a good 20-30 minutes until you have the consistency and taste you desire.  Feel free to add the dash of black pepper at any time if you wish to do so.  

Once cool enough to serve (or feel free to eat quite warm if you'd like) you can then add a drop of the whipping cream.

This is sure to feed your whole family and more.  If you would like it to be somewhat sweeter, adding some (half a teaspoon or so) nutmeg and ginger would be ideal.  Feel free to eat it alongside with your favorite grilled panini or grilled cheese or by itself is just fine.

I look forward to making this soup over and over again this season as easy as it is to whip up.

If you decide to whip up your own batch, by all means do share and tell me what you think!

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