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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

{DIY} Gold Splatter Box

I'm so glad you guys were excited about the new website, thredUP, I shared with you yesterday! I've got my Clean Out bag on the way, and I ordered some J.Crew and Gap dresses and skirt...all for less than $50! I'll be sure to let you know how the whole experience goes once I receive everything.

Today I've got my favorite kind of project for you...quick, easy and cheap. I stalk Furbish Studio like it's my job...I just love their eclectic mix of decor and accessories, and especially love peeks into the store they share on InstaGram. This image posted recently, and I was instantly smitten with the gold splattered box.

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via @furbishstudio
I scoured their site looking for it, but was unsuccessful...so I decided to make my own!

{What You Need}
Clear Box (like this one, this one, or this one
My exact box is this one, and was less than $10. TWSS
Gold Nail Polish
Painter's Tape

 

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

I'm not going to lie, this project is a messy one. So don't be smug and think you can do it at the table with a paper towel nearby. I decided to splatter my paint on the inside of the box so it wouldn't get worn with handling, so I covered the outside of the box and lid with painter's tape.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

Then take the box outside and cover a liberal area with paper or drop cloth...just trust me on this. The splattering process isn't a delicate little tap to the side of the box, so I recommend practicing first. For the consistency of my polish, it required a good flick of the wrist while holding the brush, like I was cracking a whip. The goal is to get ropes of color, not just blobs and drips.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

For the sides, turn the box, start flicking, and cross your fingers more ends up on the box than in your hair. #Ikid #kindof

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

Once you've taken out your frustrations on the little box, set it aside and allow it to dry.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

It's difficult to see the shine and reflection in these pictures, but this is a pretty good representation. The nail polish provides a lot more sheen and reflection than just craft paint. I barely used half a bottle, so a little goes a long way.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box
Leopard tray here
You can read my tips on styling coffee tables here.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gold Splatter Box

It's such a great little styling accessory, and unexpected storage vessel. Mine currently holds a deck of cards. I think I need another one for the bathroom...maybe splattered with hot pink nail polish? What color would you use? I'm so predictable always choosing gold!

14 comments:

  1. Fun project, and yes, I can see how it can get messy!!

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  2. what a fun project! this looks great! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. Wow. With just a little effort you get fabulous results. Very clever!

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  4. So clever and it looks like such a fun project!

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  5. This looks so great! And so easy to make. I'm sure the kids would love to "help" with a project like this.

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  6. I love gold so of course I LOVE this!

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  7. Um, to me the box looks like an ear wax collection container, that is WELL used. And, I don't think anyone is going to "get smug" and think they can just do it at their kitchen table. Have a good day, and sorry if I offended you, but this isn't a good looking project to me.

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    1. Was rude remark necessary? I don't think so............

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  8. Great idea! I'm loving the thought of using a shocking pink for one in the bathroom. I want to re-do my bathroom and looking for ideas.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Pat
    P.S. I'm a new follower...

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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