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 πŸ™‚

Love, Cait

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43 Comments

  1. i LOVE this idea!

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  2. I love this idea too! I see a new project in my future πŸ™‚

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  3. ohh I love this!!!

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  4. How fun! I love these!

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

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

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  7. Oh my goodness, I love these!!

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  8. These are SO cute!!!

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  9. Anonymous

    This is such a fabulous idea!!!

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

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  11. This is such a cute and easy idea!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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

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  13. 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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  14. Such a cute idea! I love all these photos πŸ™‚

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  15. So cute! Love the elephant.

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

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  17. I NEED a gold elephant! …and maybe a giraffe πŸ™‚ absolutely precious!!

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

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

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  20. 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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  21. Anonymous

    Too cute! They look great πŸ™‚

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

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  23. Look at those little cuties!

    πŸ˜‰

    Brooke

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

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  25. That is amazing. It really is.

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Wow this is actually very easy and straightforward to do but I never even thought of doing such a thing πŸ™‚

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  30. Great, thank you so much!

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

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

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

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

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. SUPER cute place setting! So easy and fun. I never would have thought of this.

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    http://www.tonicofwildness.com

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  38. 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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  39. love this idea – so cute!! πŸ™‚

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  40. Anonymous

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    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog shine.
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  41. Very cute idea!

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