Gold Spray Paint Magic {guest post}

Here’s a treat for your Monday: a fun little guest post. My friend Heather from the beautiful home blog Restless Oasis is over here sharing how to work some magic with a can of gold spray paint. You know I love me some easy-peasy DIY; so this is right up my alley–

 

Hey guys, it’s Heather from Restless Oasis. I have been a longtime fan of Alyssa’s photography and was thrilled when she asked me to be a guest here.  Today I’m sharing with you an easy DIY that will make a huge difference for little cost.  When I first started blogging and getting into DIY, I decided that the first tool that I needed was a staple gun.  I wish I had bought a few cans of gold spray paint instead! I have used gold spray paint for everything from Christmas decor, DIY lighting, parties, and so much more.  Here’s a recent area of our house transformed by just a can of gold spray paint: 

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In an effort to make our office organized and functional (quickly because my husband works from home a couple days a week), we made shelves from simple black brackets from Lowes.  I stained the wood to add some character but was still unhappy with the overall look….a little cold perhaps?  After spotting some pretty gold brackets at Anthropologie, I got the idea to spray paint our brackets gold.  I sprayed them with Kylon’s Gold Leaf metallic paint, then styled the shelves and rearranged the office.  This simple change has not only softened the overall look but made it a little more inviting.  Thanks for having me Alyssa!

 

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Ps.  That “brass” horse on the shelf was one of my table decorations for a Kentucky Derby party I threw in May.  Would you believe it’s actually a plastic horse spray painted gold?
It’s me again y’alls. I have to add one more thing, when Heather casually adds that she’s used gold spray paint on DIY lighting, she actually means that she was a complete DIY fairy who made an Anthropologie worthy light out of drinking straws and spray paint…yep, drinking straws. You’ve got to check it out.

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Thanks, bunches, Heather. Happy start of the week, everyone. Go make something!

 


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