Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY: Gold Animals

Happy Monday!

Today I have a super easy DIY for your desk that involves only two things:


I happened to be in Hobby Lobby over the weekend and saw these precious little animal figurines. All of the sudden, it hit me! I remembered something I had seen on pinterest and knew exactly what to do with these cuties.

We already had this gold Krylon spray paint, so I sprayed a couple of coats outside, let them dry overnight, and voila!


Desk animals!

I painted both a pig and elephant, but my favorite is this guy:


With this DIY, you can get insanely creative. What about desk dinosaurs? Kitties? Flamingos? A whole farm village of gold animals? (Okay, maybe that's taking it a little too far.)

But the list does go on and on!

Not quite sold? Before I leave you, here's more desk inspiration...


Easy as pie, and super cute. Have fun :)

Love, Cait

42 comments:

  1. I love this idea too! I see a new project in my future :)

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  2. So cute and easy! I've been wanting to try this diy!

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  3. Love the giraffe idea & your elephant is precious! These would be super cute on a bookshelf.

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  4. Ah! those are SO cute. I literally would never think to do that, but I love them!

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  5. This is such a cute and easy idea!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  6. What a cute and easy idea! LOVE it, especially the elephant!

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  7. I LOVE this, so cute and simple too! Why don't animals naturally come in gold? All that glitters is gold after all...
    xo

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  8. Such a cute idea! I love all these photos :)

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  9. Love the elephant! Don't they mean good luck??

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  10. I NEED a gold elephant! ...and maybe a giraffe :) absolutely precious!!

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  11. Oh my word and they look so pretty on your jewelry box! Such a great idea.

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  12. This is amazing and something I would've never thought of myself.

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  13. We are completely on the same wavelength....today I was going nuts with my gold spray paint! This is super cute. I just bought a lot of white elephants on Etsy, but they are going to have to stay white for our decor in the living room. Maybe I will look for an elephant to do gold for my desk since my desk has gold legs. Also...elephant with a trunk up is good luck, so you got it right.

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  14. Too cute! They look great :)

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  15. ohmygosh, that is the neatest sweetest idea ever!

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  16. Look at those little cuties!

    ;-)


    Brooke

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  17. what a wonderdul idea! this would be perfect for my work desk! i loooove the little elephant especially!

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  18. I loved seeing it on instagram last night but was waiting for the story behind it. I will seriously have to try this! I love animal decor and gold makes them look so chic!

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  19. I've been wanting to do this for a while! I am waiting til I find the perfect figurines to paint! I really want to do a dog of somesort.

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  20. I'm obsessed with your monogrammed jewelry box in the background of your pictures. Do you by chance remember where you got it from?

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    1. Hey Taylor! Yes, the monogrammed jewelry box is from Handpicked. I got it a few months ago! If you don't have a store nearby, you can also buy it online. Here's the link: http://www.handpicked.net/product_info.php?cPath=263_269&products_id=445#.UDzdDI73Ay4

      It's the perfect size to hold all my bangles!

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  21. Wow this is actually very easy and straightforward to do but I never even thought of doing such a thing :)

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  22. This is pretty awesome, I think I might go a little crazy with this...

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  23. How cool is this! I must find a donkey and paint it gold. I love donkeys!

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  24. i love this idea! so simple and affordable but such an awesome decor piece! will definitely be trying this soon!

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  25. Love this DIY! So simple and super cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  26. I love the idea of this! If I had more shelves or places to put these things, I'd be all over it!

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  27. I saw this on Pinterest months ago and have been dying to do some myself! Love how your's turned out, especially the elephant!!

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  28. SUPER cute place setting! So easy and fun. I never would have thought of this.

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    www.tonicofwildness.com

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  29. okay whaaaat this DIY is brilliant!! I have a couple random animals AND a can of metallic gold spray paint so I'm most def doing this! THANKS!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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