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Monday, October 23, 2017

Gold Accessories - Dipped - Dyed - Taped

Gold accessories have been around forever and when most people thought gold or brass was out, it came back with a huge bang.  I love using it to accent all kinds of things in my home and it is so easy to have a few really elegant looking accessories for just pennies with just a little DIY.



How To Gold Leaf A Glass Vase


This is one of the easiest projects in the whole world.  Just find a container at the $1 store and get a can of gold spray paint.  Tape off your container and go to town.  It will look like a million dollars in no time.


I use Design Master 24kt pure gold spray.  You can buy it at Joann's and online.  I like it best for a true gold leaf color and a can goes a really long way.


Here's another $1 item. I just taped it off in several places and then sprayed away.  Great for a bud vase of maybe a pencil holder on your desk.


This technique is a little bit different.  Tape your hurricane off - spray and when dry take a really, really fine steel wool and lightly go over it to distress it a tiny bit.


Black & Gold Utensil Caddy


I picked up some black and gold tape from Target in their stationary/craft section and just taped off my design the way I wanted it.  I made sure to press the edges down really well.  No paint needed at all, just tape.  Think of all the things you could tape!!!


Gold Desk Accessories - Same method as before.  I just taped things off and sprayed them.  These little dishes came from $1 store and the tape dispenser was one I already had.  Definitely dresses up my desk.


Table Top Decor


 When you find a tendy item that you love, change it to fit your decor.  I found this piece on the clearance aisle.  Not in love with the silver, but a little gold paint totally transformed it.




This is the easiest craft I can think of and all of these items would make great gifts too for just pennies.  Maybe bake some cookies and put them in a pretty gold-leafed container.  That sounds devine to me.


I found all kinds of gold dipped furniture on pinterest too.

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The possibilities are endless.


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13 comments:

  1. Great post, I also love gold, never did get into silver and gray.

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  2. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing these great ideas!

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  3. Gold doesn't really fit into my casual home I don't think. I love it at your house though!
    Brenda

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  4. Thank you for the details on the paint. I will plan on painting all those misc items to give them a fresh new look. Will go out and find that tape too!

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  5. I love it all Marty. You do gold so well in your decor. Very elegant and pretty. Loved all these wonderful ideas. Happy New Week.
    Kris

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  6. Great idea, Marty. I think it is fun to see gold making a return again. It is different than it was the last time around but I like seeing it back in play in decor again. I am back to a mix of both now.

    Have a great week, Narty. xo Diana

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  7. Marty- I was thinking the other day. Wasn't it about 2 years ago that we lost CeeKay? Seems like it was in the fall if I remember right.

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    1. Has it really been two years already??????????

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    2. Yes, she passed away in September, 2015. So just 2 years ago. I really do miss her, such a fun and wonderful lady.

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  8. You are so clever.

    I think taking something bland boring and just so-so and blinging it up with gold is awesome. Well done, Marty!!

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  9. Yes! Love all your ideas Marty! I did this to can lights in my kitchen and am doing this again for my master bedroom! Love that they are not the standard whites anymore!

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  10. So much inspiration in this post. I want to go paint something with gold. Beautiful pieces, Marty.

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