Simple & Chic DIY




This DIY is probably the easiest thing you can do, seriously. No need to be a Picasso or Martha Stewart here; within a few minutes you can have some fabulous pieces for your desk, bookshelf or counter area that look as though they were imported from a specialty boutique. Here's your how-to.

Necessary Objects: 
PVC plastic toy animals (I found mine at Michael's)
Krylon Metallic Gold Spray Paint 
Newspaper 

Step 1: Lay out your newspaper workspace.

Step 2: Spray one side of animals and let dry. (10-15 min is about how long mine took) 
Flip over and spray other side. 

Step 3: Do a second coat of paint, and fill in any little spaces you might have missed, like the mouth or underside and let dry. 

Step 4: Admire your new decor pieces. (You can even glue them to a wooden board and create bookends if you choose!)


Finished products! 

11 comments

Ashley @ Always Ashley said...

HA! Too cute and too easy! I love it!

Jennifer Blair said...

So cute!!! I love this idea!

Kerri said...

I've seen those around on different sites and pinterest! I'll have to do it... I really like the lion :) Cute!

Maria said...

I really would have never thought to do this, but elephants are my absolute favorite.

Jenni said...

Love this idea!! So simple but genius :)

Kathleen said...

I LOVE this idea! They look amazing and are so easy to do! :)

Thanks for sharing! :)

AMY PALMER said...

Love this! Whimsical animal motiffs are my fave!

-Amy
http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

char said...

oh they look so good - must try this!

Kristen {a little ditty} said...

Just stumbled on your cute blog from Pinterest. Love this, what a great idea!!

Jesslyn Amber said...

Seriously?! This is the cutest thing ever! I LOVE elephants! I totally want to do this. :)

Julia D. said...

So cute and easy!

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