These brilliant DIY ideas using rich gold paint will quickly transform dull, boring items around your home into precious ‘jewels’.
Gold can add sophistication and class to just about everything—a piece of furniture, some jewelry or stationary. It is a universally accepted color to signify royalty. So, go on, take a bold step and convert your home into a splendid palace. With just the objects already available around your home and a pot of gold paint, you can get started right now!
1. Gold coffee mugs/bowls
Cover the mugs as desired with masking tape to create a design you like. Spray matte-finish indoor fast-drying gold spray paint. Once dry apply a coat of a sealer for ceramic.
2.Convert an ordinary chair into a throne
Spray a few coats of gold paint and allow time to dry.
3. Select a few rocks from the lot and paint them gold
You can buy rocks from the dollar store and select 1/3 of the unusual ones. Go ahead and paint them gold. Use them in centerpieces or fill them up in vases.
4. Glam up your study–paint your globe in gold
Add a touch of gold to your white globe and watch your study take an absolutely sophisticated look.
5. Golden office desk accessory holders
Pick up simple transparent dishes and paint them with the gold paint. Once dry, you can use them to place miscellaneous stuff like paper clips, etc.
6. Cork and gold pen holders
Give the cork pen cups a golden accent. You will need cylinder containers, craft glue, cork sheets, gold spray paint, rubber bands and pegs.
7. Painted quartz crystals
Crystals have their own charm, but you can pick a few from your collection and paint some of the quartz crystals gold. Place them along with the usual ones and watch how they lend another level of shine to the already existent ones.
You may even paint the crystals partially to give a different look.
8. Stylish gold fan
A white colored fan loses its charm pretty quickly as it gets older. Add some gold spray paint and watch it transform into a glamorous new fan!
9. Gilded seashells
Choose some of your collection of seashells and spray paint with gold. Place them along with the natural looking ones in a tray. This tray of seashells will lend a charm to any room.
10. Golden shell candles
Another brilliant idea with your larger sea shells. Paint them golden, pour in wax and convert them into the most extraordinary little candles!
11. Golden spoons
If your cutlery is all white, it can look a bit too modern and plain. Add a little gold paint and transform the porcelain mini spoons—see how gorgeous they look!
12. Gild your business cards
Add some class to your business cards by providing a touch of gold along the edges. They’ll definitely make a statement.
13. Golden jewelry holder from nature
Choose a branch of a tree, preferably with some sub-branches and paint it completely with a gold spray paint. Attach the main branch onto the wall. You may now hang your precious jewelry on it.
14. Gold iPhone Cases
15. Golden hangers
An absolutely simple trick and you end up with a hanger on which you can hang pictures in style. All you need is a hanger, gold spray paint and a few minutes.
16. Gold painted moldings
Paint the moldings in the wall with gold paint, and watch your plain walls transform like they were touched by Versailles.
17. Gold plated Christmas lights
This year, add a touch of gold to your Christmas lights by spray painting them. They will make your front porch look super glamorous.
18. Golden pots for indoor plants
Add a simple shape, say a triangle, as shown here on your pots and glam them up. The pots will look great in your drawing room.
Gold really stands out when surrounded by neutral colors. So use your discretion and mix the gold colored items with what you think goes best with it. The trick is to know where to stop–but don’t hesitate to start on some of your plain items!