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DIYs That Deserve a Gold Medal

Aug 7 2014 - 1:59pm

We aren't the only ones with gold fever — design bloggers are gilding everything from trash cans to Home Depot hardware for an instant upgrade. Who knew that a can of metallic spray paint or gold leaf materials could cure a snooze-worthy space? See the 10 home items we're itching to give a gold makeover!

Sources: Teal and Lime [1], Brittany Makes [2], and Little Green Notebook [3]


Mundane mornings will feel just a bit brighter with this DIY coffee cup [4].

Source: Poppytalk [5]

Decorative Accessories

Forget pining for pricier versions, this DIY brass urchin [6] can be whipped up with oven-bake clay, mini wooden dowels, and gold spray paint. Done!

Source: Craft and Couture [7]


An Ikea desk gets a glamorous upgrade with this gilded desk tutorial [8].

Source: Ruth Eileen Photography [9] via Style Me Pretty [10]

Wall Decor

Break up traditional art with something sculptural, like these DIY arrows [11].

Source: In Honor of Design [12] via Style Me Pretty [13]

Pendant Lights

A HomeGoods basket becomes a dazzling DIY pendant light [14].

Source: Teal and Lime [15]


Why replace a perfectly practical wastebasket [16] when you can spray-paint it gold?

Source: MerMag [17]

Office Chairs

Even the most lackluster office chair can be the star of your work space, thanks to this Ikea hack [18].

Source: Hither and Thither [19]


Stylish and affordable brass hardware is surprisingly hard to find. Luckily, home-improvement-store options are easy to transform with metallic spray paint [20].

Source: Little Green Notebook [21]


Kraft paper, scissors, vinyl, and gold leaf pens are all it took to make this DIY zebra rug [22]. Color us impressed!

Source: Brittany Makes [23]

Mouse Pads

Transform a boring mouse pad into a pretty desk accessory by adding gold polka dots [24].

Source: Lovely Indeed [25]

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