Check out these fun gold paint DIY projects! I used gold spray paint to add stripes to a few vases and gave a gold-dipped look to a lamp.
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. For 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)
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 and do a gold paint DIY for this Pinterest Challenge. I 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. Word 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. Also how gorgeous are these flowers?! They are blue and white spider mums that I got for $2 at the grocery store on Sunday. Since 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. I 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! Also, it’s hard to take pictures in the middle of a thunderstorm. The lighting is so weird. I 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!
Did you participate in the challenge? What did you make? I think I may paint everything in my house gold now…