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diy idea: faux gold objet d’art from erica

by Grace Bonney

erica at ps i made this always has the best diy ideas, so when i see an email from her in my inbox i know something good is coming. today she’s been kind enough to share a fun, simple diy idea that transforms inexpensive plastic toys and objects into chic objet d’art. inspired by harry allen’s famous gold pig, erika decided to us metallic spray paint to create chic home accessories. all it takes it a small collection of plastic knick knacks (check your closets, local thrift shop, flea markets or toy stores for good examples), a few minutes and spraying and voila! shiny new pieces for your living room. thanks to erica for sharing this project with us!

CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump!


Toys- Animals and objects with texture have the best results.
Metallic Spray paint- KRYLON Metallics available at all hardware stores


-Re-purpose kids toys or pick up some fun objects at the Dollar Store
-Make sure toys are clean, use a damp paper towel to wipe of any dust for a smooth finish.
-Lay a tarp, newspaper down flat
-Spray a coat of Metallic Spray paint, let dry, Spray a 2nd coat for an extra shiny and luxe finish

PS- Style spray metallic objects on floating shelves, on top of coffee table books, and on your coffee tables- also makes for a great gift!

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