Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY Gold Striped Pots


We have been in our new house a little over a month, and I haven't really had the opportunity to be creative. I was happy to see it was challenge time, and tried to do something simple that didn't require Greg. Let's get to it...

Gold dipped accents are everywhere! I was looking to add a touch of gold to the mantel. We recently purchased a clock at the Ballard Designs Outlet and it was looking a little bare underneath.


I was inspired by these beauties to add some gold and faux plants:

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I went to IKEA looking for three small white pots. They didn't have the pots I was originally planning to purchase, so I changed my plan a bit. I found some silver pots for .99 cents each. Price was right.. just had to sand them, and spray them white. 



We (Greg is the master spray-painter) used Rustoleum Paint & Primer Satin finish to get this look. We did 2-3 thin, even coats for the perfect coverage.


After letting them dry for 24 hours, I was on track with my original plan. I wanted to add gold accent stripes. I used Frog Tape to cover the parts that were to remain white. Everything else was going to be sprayed gold. 


For this step, I used Krylon Brushed Metallic Satin- Caramel Latte. After a few, thin coats, it was ready for the reveal.



Love! This is the perfect gold accent to our mantel. I love how it coordinates with our lamp shades in the same room. 






Pots- $3
White spray paint- $6
Gold spray paint- already owned
Frog tape- already owned
Faux plants (from IKEA)- already owned
Total- $9


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13 comments:

  1. Love how they coordinate with the lampshade! I've also gotten on a golden/gilded kick and can't get enough!

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  2. I love these! I am loving gold accents more and more!

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    1. Me too, I feel like they may be popping up in all my rooms :)

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  3. Love your Pinterest Project! It looks gorgeous and I never would have guessed it was so easy to do!

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  4. They look amazing! Totally ties everything together.

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  5. I love these and definitely need some at my place, they would work perfectly with the gold and white cushions I did for the challenge. Glad to find another lover of the gold and white combination :)

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    1. Thanks, I love the pillows you did!

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  6. Love these little pots! And that lamp is divine too, did you also make that?

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    1. The lamp shades are a Target find from over a year ago!

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