Try This: Gilded Catch-All Bowl
This week, I bring you about the simplest project I may ever post, so don't ever accuse me of posting tutorials outside your skill level! Seriously, though, you can judge me for posting this. I've had a bit of crafter's block lately, and this was a little something I spruced up a few weeks back that you (yes, you!) can do too!
Materials: Wooden Bowl, Wood Sealer, Brass or Gold Liquid Gilding or Paint, Gloss Varnish, Paint Brush(es)
I picked up this wooden bowl from the wood aisle (perhaps my favorite aisle) at the craft store for like two bucks. I'm sure you could find something similar.
The gilding that I used is the Martha Stewart brass liquid gilding, which I absolutely love to use (see: my DIY brass sculpture). Great coverage, easy to work with, affordable. You could use gold paint, too. It just might require a coat or two more than the liquid gilding.
Directions: Seal the entire bowl with a coat of wood sealer.
Give the inside of the bowl a coat or two of brass (or gold) gilding (or paint).
Cover the whole thing in a coat or two of gloss varnish.
That's it. Yeah, I know. Ridiculous. Does this even count as a DIY? Yes, yes, it does. Why? Because DIY gilding makes everything embarrassingly glamorous. Now throw your keys in it, and forget about it.
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