Gold Dipped

It’s that time again! Time for another Pinterest Challenge! Hosted by the ladies of Young House Love and Bower Power with the idea to make us stop pinning and start doing.pinterest challenge bannerFor me this challenge came at the perfect time because I am neck deep in work, party prep and yard work. Lame. So I’m using the Pinterest Challenge to push myself to work on something not lame and pretty :) And right now, in my mind, nothing is prettier than gold! (Image via REVEL)gold-dipped-vase-pinterest

I was super inspired when I saw Chelsea‘s recent gold dipped vase, plus Carmel at Our Fifth House is constantly incorporating gold into her home’s decor. It’s just gorgeous! So I decided I was going to get my gold on for this Pinterest Challenge. spray-painted-gold-striped-vaseI used some good ole painter’s tape to make my stripes and then spray painted the whole vase in Rustoleum’s Metallic Gold (thanks for that tip Chelsea!). Simplest craft ever.gold-striped-vaseWord to the wise, when working with tape and spray paint, don’t let the paint dry for more than a few minutes. There are a few spots that peeled up on my first try. metallic-gold-striped-vaseAlso how gorgeous are these flowers?! They are blue and white spider mums that I got for $2 at the grocery store on Sunday. blue-white-mumsSince doing gold stripes went so well I decided to try my luck with the gold dipped look on my new IKEA lamps. I love the clear glass, but they were so blah. gold-dipped-lamp-beforeI taped the lamp off using painter’s tape and aluminum foil, then I wrapped the cord in a plastic bag and got to work. The result is awesome. I’m in love! gold-dipped-lampAlso it’s hard to take pictures in the middle of a thunderstorm. The lighting is so weird. gold-dip-IKEA-lampI ended up going ahead and “dipping” both lamps, which I’ll show you on Friday along with another project I finally did for our nightstands! Look at how motivated a Pinterest Challenge makes me!

Be sure to go check out Sherry, Katie, Emily and Renee‘s projects and thank them for hosting! :)

Did you participate in the challenge? What did you make? I think I may paint everything in my house gold now…

*In addition to linking up with the Pinterest Challenge hosts, I’ll be linking up with Serenity Now, The Shabby Nest, House of Hepworths, Design Dining + Diapers, Liz Marie Blog, VMG206, If It’s Not Baroque*
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  1. All I kept thinking during this post, was the Austin Power’s movie quote, “I looveee goolllddd”. 😛

    But in all serious-ness, they both turned out awesome!

  2. Oh, they turned out fabulous! I love the lamp. Would love to see a reveal with them in their space. I like how you didn’t go for a straight dip. It looks more natural. Like you actually dipped it. Pinning this!

  3. I love your vase. And your gold dipped lamps. Yes, gold is definitely in and I love how you’ve incorporated it. Looks fabulous.
    Ruth

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