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Gilding Everyday Objects With Spray Paint
Shhh...here's a secret for you. You can make virtually anything in your house look expensive by doing one simple thing. Just spray it with gold spray paint! Gold is one of the "it" metallics of the moment and adds a little bling to any space. From thrift store figurines that cost a quarter, to stuff you collect out of the yard, to inexpensive furniture, to ordinary tin cans...any of these items can be gilded with a coat or two of metallic spray paint to achieve an upgraded, trendy look in minutes (minus the dry time). You won't believe how this simple idea transformed these 24 humble items into beautiful home accessories.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Give fallen logs a dip-dyed look for a decorative display near the fireplace.
Gold Logs by Crafts by CourtneyContinue to 3 of 25 below.
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Give your to-do lists a classy perch on a golden clipboard.
C lipboards from My Fabuless LifeContinue to 5 of 25 below.
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Save a few tin cans, then spray them gold to use as pencil cups or succulent planters.
Tins Cans by Be CraftyContinue to 6 of 25 below.
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Spray just the inside of a basic lampshade for an expensive-looking touch.
Gold Lampshade from NatalmeContinue to 7 of 25 below.
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Collect some pine cones on your next outdoor adventure, then spray them gold for a less rustic, more glam way to decorate with nature.
Gold Pine Cones from Crab + FishContinue to 11 of 25 below.
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Press fallen leaves, then spray them gold for an inexpensive DIY place card on your holiday table. (You could also just use a pack of artificial leaves from the craft store.)
Fallen Leaves from My Life and KidsContinue to 16 of 25 below.
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Coat the outsides--or just the insides--of seashells with a coat of gold.
Seashells from Atta Girl SaysContinue to 17 of 25 below.
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A humble trash can gets to shine out in the open as a stylish storage solution for toys, or wrapping paper.
Trash Can from PopSugarContinue to 18 of 25 below.
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A simple glass vase from the dollar store turns chic when taped off and sprayed with gold paint.
Glass Vase from Two Twenty OneContinue to 19 of 25 below.
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Paint the inside or outside of a bowl for a pretty way to corral jewelry, spare change, keys or cell phones.
Gold Bowls from Home Made by CarmonaContinue to 20 of 25 below.
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Elevate basic office supplies to the status of desk accessories. After painting them gold, you'll want to keep this gilded set out on your desk instead of hidden in a drawer.
Office Supplies from Simple StylingsContinue to 24 of 25 below.
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Small branches from your yard can be sprayed gold and used as a centerpiece or as vase filler.
Tree Branches from Maureen Stevens