We are now well underway with our first Monthly DIY Challenge projects of 2016! All of us completed so many amazing projects last year and I’m excited to see where this year takes us! In case you’re new, here’s the scoop: on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, me and my amazing blogger friends make something based on a common theme or material. For 2015 (and a bit of 2014) these were some of my fave materials: Michaels crates, wood slices, plumbing pieces, balsa wood/craft plywood, and cork. This month’s theme is metallic paint! (And you all know how I LOOVE my gold spray paint!)
I’m not going to lie, this is probably the easiest DIY in the history of all time, or at least on Dwell Beautiful. This month has been a hectic and stressful one, working multiple jobs, a kitchen renovation (post coming soon!), training a puppy, trying to be a good wife/friend/daughter/human being, plus the everyday stress and doldrums of dreary February. Things are starting to get better (it’s actually sunny today, which I’m taking as a good sign) and I recently went to Ikea (which is always a pick me up!) and got these pretty city prints:
Hubby and I just love travel, so when I saw these prints as a set of 3 for $9, I knew I had to snatch them up! Now, normally I do frame most posters and artwork in my house, but these prints are just so modern and quirky that I knew I wanted to hang them up in an alternative way. During our kitchen cabinet painting extravaganza (more on that later) I found some binder clips shoved in the back of a drawer. Bingo! Just what I could use to hang these prints! Unfortunately they were all mismatched.
Since this month’s theme is metallic paint, I knew that I could spruce up these little binder clips with some gold spray paint! (Were you really expecting anything else but gold spray paint from me? 😉 ) To get them all prettified, I popped out the silver tabs by squeezing the sides together and pulling them out from inside the binder clip.
Then I just took the binder clips to the garage, gave each side a coat of gold spray paint, and then once they were dry, I popped the silver prongs back in their holes et voila! Pretty and modern looking gold poster clips 🙂 No more mismatch!
All that was left was to clamp the poster clips to either side of the top edge of my poster and hang it on some tacks in our Stikwood feature wall.
I really like how the gold poster clips give this London print the shimmer and shine it needs to pop. Using clips instead of a traditional frame gives off a more casual and playful feel that is perfect for informal living spaces, playrooms, bedrooms, and offices.
Now that you’ve seen my (incredibly simple) Monthly DIY challenge project, be sure to check out all of my bloggy friends’ exponentially more awesome projects! Just click on a photo below to be magically transported to their mind-blowing posts 🙂 You don’t want to miss out – promise!
What’s your favorite metallic color: gold, silver, copper or something else?