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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.
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Give fallen logs a dip-dyed look for a decorative display near the fireplace.
Project Source: Crafts by Courtney
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Cheap ceramic or even plastic animal figurines look like they came from a boutique instead of Goodwill simply by spraying them gold.
Project Source: Hi Sugarplum!
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Give your to-do lists a classy perch on a golden clipboard.
Project Source: My Fabuless Life
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Spray just the inside of a basic lampshade for an expensive-looking touch.
Project Source: Natalme
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Make inexpensive picture frames more of a focal point by painting only their corners with gold paint.
Project Source: Urbane Jane
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A basic cork board turns trendy with the addition of some simple gold stripes.
Project Source: Pretty in the Pines
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Paint those primary-colored alphabet fridge magnets gold so your kids can enjoy playing with them, and you can enjoy looking at them.
Project Source: Inspired by Charm
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Change the look of an inexpensive piece of accent furniture by gilding the hardware, its legs, or even the whole top.
Project Source: My Notting Hill
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Coat the outsides--or just the insides--of seashells with a coat of gold.
Project Source: Atta Girl Says
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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.
Project Source: Home Made by Carmona
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An office chair lacking in style becomes fashionable by simply painting its base.
Project Source: Hither and Thither
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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.
Project Source: Simple Stylings
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A plastic plate charger can become trendy wall art with a coat of gold and the addition of a small mirror from the craft store.
Project Source: Home Made Modern
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Small branches from your yard can be sprayed gold and used as a centerpiece or as vase filler.
Project Source: Maureen Stevens