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After being jostled out of the spotlight by white metals for eons, gold is back with a vengeance. Here are some ways a can of gold spray paint gives projects a luxe lift.

The spare lines of dark mid-century modern style wood shelves are enhanced by hardware in a warm metallic lustre.

And a gold base makes this white lacquer table from Ikea seem less sterile. The brand used for this project is Rust-oleum Specialty Metallic Gold spray paint, cited as the go-to for the perfect shade of gold that's not too brassy.

But you can decide for yourself (the Krylon and Valspar have a more coppery, rose-gold hue, while Design Master skews towards old gold with a green tinge).

Even humble bamboo bowls are elevated by a coat of white paint on the exterior and lashings of gold inside.

The lustrous interior of Tom Dixon's Beat lights (left) have fueled a mania for gold-enhanced lighting, and no doubt inspired this Ikea hack, using the Jära drum shade.

Photo credits:
1. Weekday carnival blog
2. Just a bella blog
3. Chris loves Julia blog
4. Le Zoe musings blog
5. Tom Dixon and Ikea hackers blog

Author: 

Wendy Jacob

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