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!




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.


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