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

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

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

  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!

  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.

  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

  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.

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

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

  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!!

  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!

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