6.27.2013

Semi-DIY: Gilded Drawing Figure

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Gilded Drawing Figure

I know I'm really breaking ground with this one. But seriously, this project proves that a simple wooden drawing figure from the art store is yet another item that looks pretty darn good with a coat of gold spray paint. And bonus! This project got the Michael stamp of approval for its resemblance to C-3PO.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Gilded Drawing Figure
Start with a drawing figure like this oneand a can of gold spray paint. Alternatives include a puppy figureor a kitty figure(which I discovered in my search for the human figure and, yes, I totally reacted with a squeal). Tape off the little pole, and give the figure a couple of thin coats of paint and...

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Gilded Drawing Figure

TA-DA!!!

Now, find a home for your fancy little guy. Mine is tending to my succulent.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Gilded Drawing Figure

There, there, little plant, he seems to say. So expressive.

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6 comments:

  1. You are SO brilliant!! LOVE this idea. Cannot wait to try. So easy & chic! xox Erin

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  2. I wholeheartedly agree, things spray painted gold are just so much better.

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  3. Um. I'm getting those cats. And my in-laws will receive gilded cats for christmas.

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  4. Amazing result Mandy! In Denmark we actually have an creative reward which is like your gilded drawing figure. Always fun and absolutely irresistible projects, thanks for sharing and have a great weekend :-)

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  5. How did you manage to spray in a way that still allows the figure to move about?

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    1. Hi, Laura. I didn't do anything in particular, and it moves around just fine.

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