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The Midas Touch: 6 Unexpected Uses for Gold Spraypaint

The Midas Touch: 6 Unexpected Uses for Gold Spraypaint

Don’t even get me started on the many virtues of GOLD spraypaint.  It’s the “affordable decor” gift that keeps on giving.

Here are a few fun uses I’ve found over the years.  All you need is a few bucks and a bit of courage…

1.  Transform Your Accessories

This is my all-time favorite – I just took two inexpensive metal orbs (one was from a flea market and one was from the clearance aisle at Target), and I took ten minutes out of my life to spraypaint them gold.

It was a serious transformation. The entire ROOM looked different!  lorri accessories

(You can see me transforming this and other accessories here).  This just goes to show that you can take nearly any decorative object and POW! make it amazing by just using a bit of spraypaint.

2. Create Amazing Art.

When I first saw this picture in Elle Decor a few years back, I may have cried a little I was so inspired.  This is a BUNCH OF PLASTIC LEAVES, basically spraypainted gold and stapled together.  The genius!  The imagination!  I’m starting to get emotional again so I think I’d better move on…

gold leaves sculptureVia


3.  Create cool storage.

This brilliant DIY is from the blog Land of Nams. She took regular mason jars, a bunch of cheap plastic toy animals, and spraypainted the tops (and the animals) gold.  Sublime.

plastic animals


4. Create Bookends.

It seriously doesn’t get easier than this.  Take some rocks and hit them with a bit of spraypaint.  The result? Design genius.


Via Design LoveFest


5. Create a stunning centerpiece.

This is one of my all-time favorite decorating hacks and I’ve been doing it for years.  Here are your instructions:  Go on a walk.  Find a stick and bring it home.  Spraypaint it gold (or White!  It also works great with white).  Put it on your table.  Ta-da!




6. Make your cheap furniture look like a million bucks.

IKEA Vittsjo?

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Meet gold spraypaint…

glitter and the girls

Via Glitter and the Girls

So there you have it.  Want to see even more?  I have a whole collection of cute and inspiring uses for gold spraypaint that you can see here.

  • Alexa

    September 29, 2015 at 5:26 AM Reply

    Lorri this is genius!!!

  • Jennie Joyce

    September 29, 2015 at 8:10 PM Reply

    These are so creative, quick, fun & gorgeous! I love the mason jars! Gold spray paint is a fun design rescue.

  • Kathy Strahs

    September 29, 2015 at 9:13 PM Reply

    So I’m definitely getting some gold paint!!

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