When my daughter wanted to redecorate her room lately, we dug into our stash of spray paint to turn up a can of glittery gold. Using spray paint is an easy way to change the look of "ho hum" into something that looks much more expensive than it really is. Here are just a few of the ways that we've used gold spray paint in our home to turn something common into a unique piece of art.
Folk art lamp. For this fun craft, we glued old beads, plastic jewelry, buttons, tiny toys and junk drawer odds-and-ends to a $1 thrift store lamp. Once the lamp had been completely covered with trinkets, we sprayed both the lamp and the shade with gold spray paint.
Decorated picture frames. The same technique can also be used on an old thrift store picture frames. Instead of trinkets, we glued pieces of hemp to the frame, which were shaped into curls, spirals, and wavy lines, before spraying everything with gold.
Thrift store vases. Metallic gold spray paint can also transform a collection of cheap, thrift store flower vases into stunning fireplace mantle decor. To pull off this look, it's best to grab vases in an assortment of shapes and sizes.
Antiqued metal chair. We own four antique metal ice cream parlor chairs which were recently spray painted in gold to match the decor in my teen's bedroom. Once the paint was dry, we used some fine steel wool to remove some of the gold paint to reveal the original paint color beneath.
Candlesticks. Wrapping up the list of quintessential spray paint projects is making your own candlesticks from wine bottles, which are perfect for outdoor entertaining. For a twist, try decoupaging old newspaper over the wine bottles first (sloppy & wrinkly are OK!) and then cover with several fine layers of gold spray paint until the newsprint is no longer visible.
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