A quick browse through Pinterest and the big decor retailers and you’ll find antiqued gold everything right now, and I love this trend.
I also can’t afford the real deal in abundance (maybe at thing or two here or there), so like most DIYers I figured our an easy way to recreate the look without spending the big money.
And you’ll enjoy this faux gold antiquing technique because it’s so easy. I purchased three orange pumpkins and a silver metal tray from Dollar Tree to makeover.
Now, they look so high end you’d never know they were so inexpensive.
- Dollar Tree pumpkins & metal tray
- Gold metallic spray paint (I used Krylon Maxx)
- Black craft paint (I used Apple Barrel brand)
- A paint brush
- A rag or paper towel
First, spray paint your items.
When the spraypaint is dry, paint small sections at a time with the black craft paint, making sure to cover the area well. Get the paint down in all the cracks and crevices.
While the paint is still wet, remove some but not all of it with a rag or paper towel.
Don’t worry if you accidentally remove too much. Simply repeat the previous step and add more black paint and wipe again.
This step is what takes some of the shine from the metallic gold, and gives it the worn antiqued look.
For the center of the typography tray, I didn’t even use chalkboard paint, and instead used the black craft paint.
The white chalk worked just fine, and even wiped away without removing the paint when I made a mistake on my hand lettering.
I wouldn’t use craft paint in place of chalkboard paint for a project that would require a lot of erasing, but for this it worked fine.
The results are nothing short of elegant.
I think this would look beautiful on a number of pretty Fall decor items like larger pumpkins, owls, spray painted branches, and also at Christmas for any number of projects then.
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