Continuing on with the gold desk accessories! I think I’ve mentioned this a couple times before, but I’m re-decorating my desk area and I’m incorporating a lot of gold, The one thing that’s helping me the most with this is gold spray paint, my holy grail craft weapon.
Spray paint is seriously addicting. The way it can entirely transform objects encourages me to see in shapes instead of colors, because most often something can be done about the color much more easily than the shape. Take for instance these pencil cups.
I found them in the wildly exciting Target dollar spot. The chevron pattern is alright, but what caught my eye was the geometric shape. For a dollar each, I thought it was absolutely worth trying to turn them gold, so I used my favorite gold spray paint (affiliate link) and applied three light coats on the outside and on the inner edges at the opening.
I’ve found that gold spray paint picks up fingerprints very easily. For decorative items that I won’t be touching much, I won’t spray on a protective coat, but since I expect to be moving these pencil cups around a lot, I sprayed two light layers of acrylic coating (affiliate link).
I have an instinctual desire to turn any vessel into a vase. These cups aren’t fit to hold water, but the dried caspia turned out to be a beautiful alternative! I can see myself regularly switching out what I put in the cups and relocating them throughout my apartment.
What do you think? Did you like the chevron pattern better or is gold more your fancy?
22 comments on “Gold Pencil Cups”
I just can’t get enough of gold accessories. These are just to die for. What an easy update that makes such a large statement!
I am planning on adding some gold accessories to my new office and am loving these! Pinned :)
It is amazing what a can of gold paint can do! Pinned!
You know I love this! Can’t believe they started in the dollar bin. Man I love Target. And gold spray paint.
So cute Amy! I love the shape- such a perfect blend of geometrics and gold. Shared!!
These are super cute! Love them!
I am loving your obsession with gold Amy! Thanks for partying with us at The Makers!
Saw these on Pinterest and they had “you” written all over them! Had to click over and make sure – love them!!
You are so right–spray paint is addicting! The transformation factor is so big with spray paint! I love the pencil holders and the wall color in your photos! They’re both beautiful!
oh how glam are these amy♥ i like the shape of it too!
hey thanks for sharing this over @ The DIY’ers, huggies♥
LOVE these! Gorgeous as always! My desk needs these! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!
Okay so I’ve decided that when I see a cute link up on any party… it will always be yours. You are so original and talented. Love your style girl. xoxo
Oh and to answer your question, the gold is way better than the chevron, I love it!
See – here I am again, I agree with Brittany, I click on something cute at a link party and this is where it takes me! I used to think that everything was better red (I know cars definitely are!) but now you are making me think maybe everything is better gold!
These are great Amy!! I love the shape and of course I love gold as much as you. Awesome job!!
Nice. Love the gold!
I love them both, but the gold does make them more sophisticated.
Gold paint makes everything better!
P.S. I found you through the link party on http://makingtheworldcuter.com
Love the transformation! I really like the look of chevron, but the gold looks even better on these! Thanks for linking them up to Thursday S.T.Y.L.E.