So, like I’ve mentioned a time or two before, I am kind of really, really, really into gold right now. I’m constantly looking for (classy) ways to add gold into my life–and more often then not it happens in the form of gold spray paint. Sometimes I’ll be out shopping and see something I like, but hate the color. So, if it’s a good deal, why not spray paint it? I’ve followed the philosophy pretty closely and have gone through four cans of my favorite gold spray paint in the last month. I want to share my favorites with you all, but first, please meet the best gold spray paint ever.
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I love this gold spray paint because it’s brassy enough to be a vintage-y gold, but still has some shine to it. In fact, when you are spraying it, you can see particles of glitter floating in the air. I get really distracted by glitter, so sometimes this isn’t good. For this incredible finish, however, I’ll persevere. 🙂
Also, do you see that trigger in the photo above? It is the BEST thing EVER. I seriously will never spray paint again without this thing! It clips on to the top of the can and holds the spray nozzle down for you with the push of that red button. I used to dread spray painting because my forearms and wrist would be so sore after, but no longer. This is the best $5 purchase you will ever make if you use spray paint, promise! Get it here. Now, onto the projects! 🙂
Here’s this stool. I have been wanting a garden stool forever, but didn’t really want to pay $100 for one. I have a list of things that I am always on the look out for when checking out sales, thrift stops and craigslist, and a garden stool was definitely on it. So, you can imagine my delight when I spotted this guy at World Market on clearance for $15. Yes, one five. Fifteen. What what!!
Problem was, it was red. Which I did not like at all…soooo, spray paint time
Four coats later, here it is. How awesome does it look now!! It’s in a special place in our house already…can’t wait to show you all!
Here’s another fun thing I spray painted. This is a frame from Ikea. It’s totally plastic, but with some gold paint….it looks…not as plastic-y?
Finally…my favorite project…the lamp.
I admit it. I have been slightly coveting these adorable gold desk lamps that have popped up everywhere like here, here, here and here. With prices in the $100+ range, I knew this project would definitely be a DIY. The problem was looking for the right lamp with a great shape and good function. Wellllll I found it!! Where I least expected it. In the clarence aisle at Hobby Lobby for $15. For real. Ridiculous. And gorgeous. And wonderful. I haven’t found the exact model online but this one is really close and a steal at $20!
Does this lamp remind anyone of anything??? Maybe of this guy?!?!
Totes presh. For this project I wanted to make sure none of the electrical components were covered in paint, so I taped off the wire and the light bulb socket.
A few coats of paint later…and it was done.
I LOVE LAMP. Seriously. I love lamp. I’m not just going around the room naming things and saying I love them…I actually love this lamp. In fact…I love it so much that I asked my sweet husband to go get the two remaining lamps that I saw in the clearance aisle. Because he gets off work an hour earlier then me. And I couldn’t wait. 🙂 But we got them and they will be saved for when we put our office/craft room/library together.
As to where this lamp and the frame are currently residing…I can’t say just yet. Soon my lovelies, soon. Sorry to be such a tease blogger today!!
What do you all think? Which is your favorite? Do you love lamp? Is there anything that gold spray paint can’t make amazing?????