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Gilded

Gold and white stripes pair perfectly with my favorite blooms, the peony.

Gold and white stripes pair perfectly with my favorite blooms, the peony.

I love a good DIY.  Include a can of spray paint?  I'm in.  Spray paint has to be one of my favorite tools for adding freshness to my surroundings.  It's easy, inexpensive and can completely transform a piece.  When I was decorating my son's nursery, I used matte white to repurpose some ceramic owls.  They turned out lovely.  When I stumbled upon a 24 karat gold spray at the craft shop, I had to give it a try.  I kept it simple by adding stripes to a white vase and, a geometric shape to a concrete planter.  The spray applied nicely, didn't require a primer and only needed one coat.  The photos don't do this justice, but the glow is striking, especially in sunlight.    

What you'll need to add gold geometric shapes:

  • planter or vase
  • washi tape
  • paper
  • 24 karat spray paint (or colour of your choice)

Now follow these simple steps:

  • Begin with a clean, dry object
  • Use washi tape to tape off areas you don't want paint to cover. I used paper for larger areas.
  • Shake, spray and let dry
  • Peel masking tape off slowly once completely dry

The finished product!  

I originally wrote this post last June (I know, serious procrastinator here) so I've had plenty of time to give a few more items that golden glow.

I used gold spray paint to achieve a gold dipped look with feathers. When spraying, be sure to securely cover the area you do not wish to paint.  Decor ideas for gold dipped feathers are endless.  I chose to string them to create a whimsical garland.  

I used gold spray paint to achieve a gold dipped look with feathers. When spraying, be sure to securely cover the area you do not wish to paint.  Decor ideas for gold dipped feathers are endless.  I chose to string them to create a whimsical garland.  

This side table received an instant update with two coats of gold spray.

This side table received an instant update with two coats of gold spray.


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