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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

GET CRAFTY DIY: 5+ WAYS TO ADD CHIC AFFORDABLE STYLE WITH GOLD SPRAY PAINT


Happy Tuesday, Bogland!

It's 'Get Crafty' time with this very simple, affordable and fun DIY project!

I added some chic stye to 5 different items for my home office, closet and bathroom using 1 can of gold spray paint.  I also provide more creative idea options to try, but the possibilities are endless.

This is a quick, easy and super affordable way to add a bit of a face lift, so to speak, on items you most likely already have or just want to take from drab to fab.

Enjoy, and let's get started! :)

✢  Painter's Tape Roll
✢  Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Gold Spray Paint 
(any is fine, but I've found the Rust-Oleum brand to offer the most realistic gold look)

✢  Krylon Interior-Exterior Fast Dry or Mod Podge Gloss Sealer (optional)

✢  Items To Spray Paint (see below)
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1. Ceramic Camel Ring Dish
Forever 21 = $4.80
(Similar Bird Ring Dish)

 2. Plastic Baskets
Target 1 Spot = $1.00 /each
(Similar $1 Baskets)

3. Plastic Hangers
Given with Purchase = Free
(any plastic hanger will work - I always ask at check-out to keep mine)

4. Metal File Organizer
IKEA = $6.99 /2 pack
(Similar File Organizers)

5. Medium Binder Clips 
Staples = $1.79

✢  Be sure to stand at least a foot away from the item you are spraying to get a smooth, even coverage, or the paint will end up getting heavy and could leave drip marks.

✢  Press painter's tape down firmly on all edges to prevent spray paint from seeping underneath and leaving paint where you don't want it.

✢  If paint does end up where you don't want it while spraying ceramic, like the camel dish, once completely dry and before using a top coat, you can scrape it away
with your nail or a flat metal edge.

✢  Though not a necessary step, I do recommend using a top coat seal on any items that will get more 'wear and tear' and to add extra protection, especially on
the hangers.  Plus, it adds a nice, smooth sheen to the items and you can
choose a glossy or matte finish.

Scissors  / Stapler  /  Jumbo Paper Clip  /  Shoe Tape Dispenser  /  Pencil Holder  /  Nail File


  If you aren't much of a Gold person, you can always use Silver Metallic Spray Paint on items that aren't silver or any color you choose.

  Creativity is limitless and has no boundaries, just have fun! :)



6 comments :

  1. I like the hangers! Definitely gonna try it!

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    1. Thank you, lovely! I'd love to see what you do! :)

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  2. I am so obsessed with gold spray paint! I use it all of the time and this is a great reminder to go pick up some more! I am totally missing out though because I have never sealed it and things wear down, so I will definitely grab a can of the top coat!

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    1. Thank you, Lovely Lindsay! It does not surprise me that you and I would both be into the gold spray paint...we should have a gold and wine party! ;)

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  3. It was so nice to see you Liesl! I absolutely love your fashionable gold accessories and decor. Very clever on the hangers.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! You know I simply love all your crafty ideas and find you to be an inspiration to so many. I hope you are having a magical 2016 thus far! :)

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