Is there anything better than gold spray paint? (The answer to that question is hell no.) I have several cans of it left over from my wedding, and it’s taking everything I have inside me not to just paint everything gold. Got an old frame that needs some life? Paint it gold. Hate your light fixture? Paint it gold. Need to jazz up your fridge? Paint that motherfucker gold.
My go to gold spray is Krylon Metallic Gold. I found this awesome stenciled tabletop project on Pinterest and really wanted to try it myself. I had the perfect little table sitting around just waiting for me to make it happen. My parents’ elderly neighbours gave it to me after they found out I love to accept other people’s garbage. Matt was thrilled.
I love herringbone almost as much as I love gold spray paint (see herringbone floor ) so this was high up on my DIY to do list. However…
I do not own one of these fancy Silhouette Cutters (but would love to have one HINT HINT MATT) and so I had to improvise. I definitely wanted the lines to be gold, not the rectangles, so I cut my painter’s tape as equally as I could manage without measuring at all, and stuck it down onto the top of the table. Since I didn’t measure, the lines are nowhere near perfect, but that doesn’t bother me. If you are someone who needs symmetry, you will need to use a ruler and a straight edge. That seemed like way too much work for what I planned on being a Saturday afternoon project. Look at those beautiful, janky lines!
I made sure the tape was stuck down well and sprayed the top. It’s not rocket science.
I left it alone for an hour or two and then removed the tape, which was incredibly satisfying.
I did a couple coats of Minwax Oil-Based polyurethane on the table top once it had completely dried (I did one coat on the legs as well) and left it to cure for a couple of days.
I love this little table! It was so boring before, all brown and stupid. Now it’s got character coming out the ASS. This was super easy and took zero time. You could do this to a ton of different things in any color you wanted. My next project will be convincing Matt to let me do this to the car.