DIY Metallic Home Accents That Only Look Expensive


The gold rush is on. From makeup to fashion to home decor, metallics — particularly gold — are on trend. Unfortunately, the stronger the trend, the higher the prices. But don't give those prices a second thought. DIY your way to the trend with home accents that look far more expensive than they are.

Collection of gold home accents

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Gold Flatware

Price is not the only advantage to this DIY gold-handled flatware. Many of the versions you buy have to be washed by hand, but these are dishwasher safe. Gorgeous, inexpensive and low maintenance: You've hit the motherlode.

Gold-handled flatware

Sequin Hangers

How about a little sparkle for your closet? Or for a friend's closet? These sequin hangers are so easy to put together, you can spoil yourself and your BFFs.

Sequin hangers

Table Lamp

With the help of a can of spray paint and an easy-to-use lamp kit, you can transform a tired, old pendant lamp into a modern geometric table lamp.

Gold geometric lamp

Polka Dot Drink Ware

Plain glasses become sophisticated drink ware with the addition of gold paint. You can whip up service for 8 in less than an hour.

Gold polka dots on drink ware

Accented Glasses

When it comes to asymmetrical gold flourishes, no one discourages double-dipping. Don't be shy, you've got this.

Asymmetrical gold designs on wine glasses

Gold Coasters

Now that you have gorgeous gold glassware, you're going to need some coasters. Check out these beauties.

Gold stenciled coasters with wine glasses

Gold Wreath

This elegant wreath started out as a couple of foil baking pans from the Dollar Store. Seriously.

Foil embossed wreath

Sculptural Spheres

These sculptural spheres make a classy statement in any season, in almost any setting. The secret to this project is vinyl tubing from the hardware store — like the type used to deliver water to your ice maker.

Gold structural spheres

Shimmering Pinecones

Make your pinecones shimmer and shine with a touch of glitter. For some of us, you can never have too much — especially during the holidays.

Glittered pinecones

Metallic Acorns

Gilded acorns may be small, but they're mighty accents in the right atmosphere. Plus, they're super easy and quick to create.

Acorns decorated with gold paint

Mercury Glass

Traditional mercury glass is made by coating the inside of double-walled glass shapes with silvering. But if you prefer gold, this DIY version of faux mercury glass might be just what you need.

Faux mercury glass vases

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