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diy gold gilded accents

I sort of went crazy with the gold accents this year. (Read: I diy’d, purchased, or somehow produced gold in every room in the house.) I love the look of gold accents. Shiny. Modern. Classy. Yes! It’s a cool trend for this season and will bump up the glam factor in any room in your home. I found some awesome pillows for a bedroom suite make-over that I’ll be tackling this spring, and I found a sweet deal on some gold mercury glass vases at West Elm earlier this year that are adorning our credenza (which you can take a peek at here). Then I got to thinking about some of the plain-Jane items in my home, and ones I bought at Goodwill, that needed a little “joojing.” Off to Hobby Lobby I went to purchase some  14K gold acrylic paint, and BAM! The gold gilded look took over.

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I started by putting a little dollup of the paint on a paper plate and used a small paint brush to paint the gold wonderfulness onto my items. First I tried it out on the top rim of this clear glass vase that only cost me $1 to see if I even liked the look of it.

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Turns out I love the look of it! I grabbed some coasters I found at Goodwill for $2. They had a basket and some corn on them, which isn’t quite the style I was going for. ;) I used a thicker paint brush for these since they didn’t require as much detailed painting. It took  3-4 coats, but this paint dries super fast so it only took about 30 minutes to complete them. And, the gold gilding is really an improvement!

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But I didn’t stop there! I have some plain white dishware and decided to put the gold gilded look to a gravy boat and butter dish that I use for festive holidays. These took 3-4 coats as well, but again because the paint dries quickly it didn’t take me any time at all to take these beauties from plain-Jane to glam-tastic!

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Using gold paint to upgrade your home’s decor is a fantastic (and simple) way to change things up without spending a ton. And, this 14K gold acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby is permanent once it dries, so washing them is not going to scratch or remove it. Bonus!

Then they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD. | Exodus 39:30

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