Saturday, February 27, 2016

DIY: Anthropologie hack-gilded driftwood wall art

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. 

Just, no.

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:

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  1. Love this idea!!
    I also totally agree with you, why buy something if you can make it yourself - particularly at that ridiculous price tag!!
    I love Anthropolgie but that is just ridiculous!

    Great post.

    KT xo.

  2. I am OBSESSED with this idea! I actually like your version better with the drift wood. Next time I'm visiting my mom I'll have to swing by the beach and pick up a piece to do this myself! Thanks so much for sharing at Merry Monday, you're going to be my feature this week! I'll be sharing this on my social media on Sunday night so I'd love it if you'd follow me. :) Hope to see you again at the next party!

    1. Thank you so much! I'd LOVE to see pictures of yours if you make one too!

  3. I too like this look. I may not have a piece quite this big but I think I do have a fat one and I know just where to hang it!!! Not sure how I'll hang it. Maybe a simple tooth hanger? So love this!!!

    1. Hi Gwen (love your name, btw!) I actually just hung mine on a nail, and drilled a hole into a place on the back that was naturally indented already. I think a tooth hanger would work better honestly, because my method didn't stay up quite so well!