YUP, that's a GOLD GNOME.
For a while now, I've wanted to refresh some items in my apartment. I buy and buy and buy when I want new stuff, but I never toss anything in the pail, and I don't LOVE everything I have, so I am going to start refreshing instead of buying. I stumbled upon a can of GOLD spray paint the other day and I thought it would be a perfect start.
I'm sure you have so stuff laying around that could use a facelift. An old tin? A beat up picture frame? A mason jar?
On two items I played with writing before painting. By using a glue gun to write or draw, after painting you can get a beautiful 3-D word or design.
I wrote "PEN" on an old tin...
...and drew a little heart on a picture frame I keep one of my favorite pictures of my big-brother and bestie when they were babies.
Then lay out a tarp or garbage bags or whatever you have to protect the surface you are spraying on. You should definitely spray paint outside.
Let them dry completely. I would say I have them between an hour and two hours to dry completely, but this really depends on your conditions, and the material, so just lightly touch them to see when they are dry.
I decided to spice-it-up a bit and add some chalkboard paint to a few of the items. Just tape off the area you want to paint a different color, whether it be chalk board paint or any other color. Because the gold spray paint was super slick and shiny, the chalkboard paint wouldn't take directly to it. I had some primer laying around from another project so I slapped on a quick coat-o-white and let it dry completely before applying the paint I wanted on top.
While I had the paint out I thought I'd experiment on a pair of black shoes I had. I taped off the tip and gave 'em a spray.
VOILA! GOLD TIPPED SHOES! SUPER CUTE AND EASY!
ok-ok, I got side-tracked with the shoes (but they are superrrrrr cute). The chalk board paint was a perfect touch if you ask me. The pieces look so fresh and new! I ADORE the frame with the heart.
You could paint horizontal sections or vertical... or a pattern?! The possibilities are endless, and sooooo quick and easy!
I rushed the tin a bit, I didn't clean the surface well, and it shows, but overall I LOVE it. I need to experiment more with writing and drawing with the glue gun.