Spray paint empty wine bottles gold to create your own beautiful menorah centerpiece. You’ll need one bottle for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah as well as a larger bottle for the Shamash candle, which is used to light the other candles.
Create a conversation starter for kids and adults with clever repurposed projects. Here, a basic cookie sheet is used as a magnet board to help little ones practice spelling. For a more sophisticated spin on plastic magnet letters, try spray painting them with matte gold plastic spray paint.
You’d be surprised how many items you toss into your recycling bin each week can actually be used as wedding decor. Use spray paint, glitter, fabric, lace and more to transform glass jars and bottles into stunning wedding decorations that won’t break the bank.
Reuse a Christmas card holder (and spray paint it gold or black) to hang ornaments or non-holiday party decor, depending on when you’re entertaining. Fast and cheap black and gold accessories include tassel garland, which is inexpensive to buy or which you can make out of tissue paper.
For a black and gold alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas color scheme, look for gold nutcrackers, or spray paint ones that you already own. Paper pinwheels in black and gold can hang from the ceiling, or you also can place them on shelves. Learn how to make your own paper napkin pinwheels.
Take a utilitarian kitchen cart and spray paint it gold to create a festive and functional serving station. Give it a focal point in a room, large or small, with string lights and party decor, such as a banner with tassels.
By picking up a small wooden dresser at a flea market, then removing its central drawers with a reciprocating saw, three open shelves were created for housing board games and books. To give the dresser an updated look, its exterior was sprayed with glossy coral paint, the interior was sprayed matte white and gold rabbit head hardware was installed.
In this after photo, DIY blogger Yuni Min shows how you can totally remake your room without breaking the bank, simply by painting and refinishing. “If you’re on a budget, try some simple DIY changes with paint, and it can really update the furniture completely,” says Min, who blogs at Love Your Abode. Min used Sherwin-Williams Pure White for the bed and updated the rest of the furniture with Velvet Finishes paint by Kellie Smith, gold spray paint and gold Rub-n-Buff wax metallic finish.
On this wall, designers used some of the homeowner's keepsakes (including vintage candleholders) as the starting point for a pretty display. The salvaged shelf on the radiator was sanded, clear coated, then embellished with gold foil. The little glass bottles on top were dipped in white paint, the embellished with gold foil as well.
For your DIY wedding centerpiece, gather the following materials: spray paint matching your table colors, ceramic candleholders, small oval photo frames, printable table numbers, vintage saucers, gold crepe paper, scissors, hot glue, foamy double-sided tape and paper rosebud embellishments.
Now that we've honored the past, make some new traditions with a modern twist. These gold logs are so much fun! A lick of gold spray paint brings this '50s style Christmas into the modern era and adds a lovely sense of whimsy to this holiday theme. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lilien