Have you heard the news?
In the blogosphere, gold is the new burlap.
More popular than paint chips, or chalkboard paint, or (dare I say it?) even mason jars...
Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but gold (be it in home decor or fashion) has become quite popular.
And while I don't necessarily embrace every trend I see, I am totally down with the gold.
Exhibit A is this $1 plastic elephant that I found at the thrift store. A few coats of spray paint and, voila!, instant decorative accessory!
Exhibit B? Shells from a recent trip displayed in a gold-lidded mason jar:
Look closely and you'll notice that I painted a few of the shells gold to tie the whole display together.
Last week my daughter and I made "silver" earrings out of painted shells.
This week I sprayed some of my larger shells gold...
...with a surprise pop of turquoise on the flip side:
I am absolutely loving the way this one turned out.
The last of my recent gold projects is Pinterest-inspired, and I totally "cheated" when I made mine. It's a "Miniature Mounted Menagerie".
If you visit the original source (found HERE), you can read all about how she painstakingly cut the plastic animals in half to make her display.
I'll admit, I've always loved this project, but the thought of cutting the animals in half kept me from doing it. (Knowing me I'd probably lose a finger in the process.)
But then I found the magnets pictured above. (You can buy your own set by clicking HERE.) I simply paired them with this metal display board (purchased for about $2.00 on clearance at a local shop) and I had myself a knock-off mounted menagerie.
With gold heads, of course, because that's how I roll these days ;)