Sunday is ending, and it’s back to the grindstone tomorrow for countless people. Boo! That’s why, I usually like to do something memorable that I can carry with me into the next week. It doesn’t have to be complicated, just interesting. With that in mind, we worked on a simple DIY for our foyer. Check it out!
For this stand, we went to an old favorite – masking – for the gold. And a wood stain effect for the brown parts of the stand. We don’t use a lot of brown, so we would love to know, what you think of it!
Time: 1 hour
Steps for a gilded wood stand:
- For the wood stain effect, mix water and brown paint in a 1:3 ratio (water:paint). And paint 2 coats of paint, on all four sides. The trick is to choose a grainy base and apply thin coats of paint over it. It cuts down, the effort of painting wood stain by a lot. Let the paint dry completely.
- About midway through stand, draw a line and paste a horizontal tape over the line. Paint the portion below, solid gold.
- Once, the bottom half has dried, draw six lines at a distance of 0.8 cm thickness on each side.
- Apply three tapes – on the outermost lines and in the centre between the 2nd and 5th line. Paint between the tape. Repeat the steps for the remaining steps.
- Take off the tape carefully.
- After making sure the paint has dried, apply tape on the outside of the remaining lines and paint the centre.
Things to remember:
- Dont put more than 3 coats of paint, or the effect won’t be as prominent.
- Be careful while applying the tape and peeling it off.
- Don’t use ordinary tape. The paint can seep through easily, smudging the lines. Trust me, I’ve messed that up many many times.
And that’s it 🙂 A wood and gold stand that’s perfect for your desk or your home. How do you like the design? Let me know