{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design For the Rest of Us

Welcome to the June {ditto} DIY challenge!

Once a month ten very different bloggers are hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire everyone to incorporate fine design elements into your own home in a way that fits your own style. (For more details on what {ditto}DIY is all about, check out this post .)

{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design for the Rest of Us

The ten hosting bloggers include:

Darlene @ Fieldstone Hill Design
Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
Cindy @ Skip to My Lou
Jen @ Balancing Beauty & Bedlam
Edie @ Life in Grace
Rachel @ Surviving the Stores
Karin @ Trophy Mom Diaries
Lauren @ I am THAT Lady
Kelly @ View Along The Way
Melissa @ The Inspired Room

This month’s theme is Go for the GOLD, and this was our inspiration photograph:


{Art and design by Samantha Reitmayer Sano of Style/Swoon.}

The {ditto} DIY Challenge:

Gild something, or paint it gold! Then use it in a lovely display.

Here is my Go For the GOLD {ditto}DIY project:

Gilded Glass Vase

It is super easy to turn an ordinary glass vase into a gilded beauty!

DIY Gold Spray Painted Vase

All you need is a glass vase, gold metallic spray paint, blue painters tape and an exacto knife.

supplies to spray paint a glass vase

Make sure the glass is very clean and free from any oils or dirt. Place blue painters tape everywhere you do not want gold paint. Rub the edges of the tape to make sure they are completely adhered to the glass.

how to spray paint glass

Spray paint the glass with gold metallic spray paint. Take your time and do several light coats of paint so there are no runs or drips.

painting glass with gold spray paint

After a few minutes carefully remove the blue painters tape. Use an exacto knife along tape edge to get a clean line if needed. I removed all the tape within the first five minutes of painting.

how to gild glass with gold spray paint

Gather your favorite flowers and you have a beautiful display!

how to gild glass

And now comes the fun part! It is time to link up your own fabulous Go for the GOLD projects and join the {ditto} DIY party! It wouldn’t be much of a party if you didn’t stick around, so be sure to check out as many projects as you can! Then be sure to visit Darlene’s site for a peek at next month’s challenge along with some expert design tips on incorporating gold accents into your home. (HINT: This design challenge could very well use something that is just sitting in your closet, and turn it into gorgeous art work for your walls!)

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  1. That beautiful golden vase paired with those pink flowers is divine!

  2. I think you know how obsessed I am with this project.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beautiful! I’m glad you had better luck with the gold stripes than I did. 🙂 That vase looks like it cost a million bucks!

  4. Cindy!
    I LOVE how it turned out. I’ve got to try this on some of my plain glass vases!

  5. Cindy – it’s GORGEOUS! I’ve gone from not being too excited about “having” to add a pop of gold to LOVING all these ideas. 🙂

  6. I am LOVing this vase – what a great idea! We used the same exact kind of spray paint on our DIY’s this month – it was such a fabulous color!

  7. GORGEOUS Cindy! WOW!!! It is absolutely stunning–I want to do this project right this second! Nice job!

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