Friday, February 25, 2011

The magic of gold ... ;)


 One of my fav. craft projects is a can  of gold spray paint  ... and exploring the next thing that'll look ...WOW !  all sprayed up ... :) ... seriously ... I've tried ... bug infested dry leaves of almond trees ... you can see I used those for a tablescape here  ... dried flowers ... fruits ... and I have to say  ... they do look nicey ... :)


... so when the good folks from Hindustan Times called up for that photoshoot and interview I mentioned in an earlier post ...  I was a lil' hesitant ... honestly haven't had much going with the home projects ...

...and so to get the house ready for some good shots ... I got cracking with accents ... and ofcourse the old fav. can of gold spray popped out of the store ... :)

...this whole gold thingy with gold spray paint started quite by accident ... as a new bride ... and no budget for a home do-up ... I once used a spray painted river rock as a paper weight on all my magazines on the coffee table ... thanks to that windy apartment ... this idea has stayed with me ...

... only this time I used small pebbles I had collected from the beaches of Porbandar (Gujrat) last year ...

... oh! this big one I stole from Sarah ... Hey! nothing like a smart talking mum eh!... ;) ... uhuh ! no harm done  ... my lil' girl is really happy with  her gold stone (I did return it to her after this shoot ) ... what did you think ... :)

... the paint may be the same ... but  the texture of the stone or the thingy you are spraying ... is a defining factor ... when it comes to the final look ...


... the cool ... magic working ... can of spray paint ... you'd actually get a whole range of brands ...  the stationer's keep brands like the can you see in this picture ... but your hardware guy will have a whole diff.brand range ... and ofcourse more shades of gold than you'd be comfortable to decide between... :)

... some old ... shell plates came in handy to display my collection ... this time ...

... hope you got some idea brewing in your mind ... may be silver is the color for you ... oh! have you been thinking of covering some old piece of furniture with spray paint ... wow go for it ... of if not than hang on ... I'm sure I'll be doing some more goofy things around the place ... I'll sure give you that final push of confidence ... ;)
And I'll look forward to hearing from you incase you kind of likey some ideas here ... I sure hope you do ... :)

11 comments:

Veda Murthy said...

Its beautiful rajee! i like the gold touch....and the places where u can these stone elements....its these simple things that one can make them look so beautiful with a few creative ideas.

Veda

Sound Horn Please said...

Lovely idea!

purplehomes said...

oo..these spray paints...so difficult to put them down once you start spraying:) The stones look gorgeous!

Disha said...

"Great" is the word...u r just gr8,
think out of the box & alwayz come up with simple yet unique n super duper stylish ideas.
Kudos to u.

Juliana said...

Amazingly beautiful! I'm your big fan from Russia! Thank you for having giving inspiration!

shilpa said...

Wonderful idea...i have a bunch of pebbles which have collected during our trips to the beaches in the UK..:)

indiapiedaterre.com said...

That's so beautiful! Simple but luxurious looking -- they look like gold nuggets. I'm going to have to do this, great idea!

Frangipani Decor said...

What a beautiful project, Rajee. The stones look really lovely. All the textures show up so nicely.

I've just begun experimenting with spray paint and am not doing a very good job so far :( Just can't get an even finish - it is thick in some places and thin in others. Any tips? Now that's an idea for another blog post :)

Chryselle @ Frangipani Decor

Emreen said...

Wow...!!!Gorgeous.. !! such a simple and great idea... And yes.. I have seen that table arrangement before..decorated with those golden leaves.. But I never guessed that they were spray painted.. !!

Am definitely going to try this out...!!

Designmint said...

Good idea!

Will bookmark this for the future!

Geetika said...

Hi, this is Geetika. I love reading about Interior Design. Its my passion n that's what made me land on your blog. Amazing ideas-simple n effective.
I just adored the golden pebbles..Its such a beautiful and simple way to light up one's eyes. Shows one can do so much with so little.
Lots to learn..!!

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