Now, don't get me wrong, I loved those metallic and wood boards as art. A lot.
The Anthropologie gilded grain wall sculpture was exactly the kind of artwork I love: Quirky, a bit tongue in cheek, natural and glamorous elements.
But dude, they wanted $398 for it.
What the what, Anthropologie? Even if I had the $398 to spend on something like boards for my wall, I would not. Sadly (or maybe not so sadly) I am too cheap and too cynical when it comes to purchases like this. That is, things that I (and you!) can easily make yourself for almost no money. I loved it, the design is cool. The price tag is comical. I mean, come on!
So today I'm going to show you how you can duplicate this gilded driftwood board wall art at home, easily and in about 30 minutes.
Look how pretty! And so simple. So, so simple.
You will need
A board or piece of driftwood. *The easiest place to find this would be an old pallet, but my BFF had this gorgeous driftwood she gave me for this project*
gold spray paint
blue painters tape
a plastic bag
1. Gather your materials and lay out your board. Give your board a quick run down with a damp rag to make sure any dirt and big splinters are gone.
2. Tape off the part of your board that you don't want painted gold. I used a plastic bag to cover half and then taped off the edges, which worked perfectly.
3. Spray paint your bare wood with gold spray paint. You might need to do a few coats, because the wood absorbs the paint. Especially if you're using driftwood like I did, there are a lot of nooks and crannies to make sure are coated.
And you're done!
Congratulations, you just saved yourself almost $400. Isn't that a nice feeling?
I love the combination of rustic and glam, it's totally my style. Also the cheap part, that makes it even more my style! Plus it's gold, and you guys know I've been on a gold kick lately.
Speaking of which, if you're looking for more gold crafts, you might try one of these: