Gold Sprayed Jars

When a craft work space is as much display as it is function, you want your tools to be stored in an attractive manner. What better way to accomplish this than a few gold sprayed jars? Pretty, practical, mostly free, and it adds some sparkle? Why yes please!
 
Start by collecting a variety of reused jars. Keep jars that vary in size, shape, and have interest. 
Use painters tape to tape off the area you do not want painted.
 
Experiment with creating different designs by what you choose to leave exposed. You may choose to paint the top of one jar, but the bottom of another. 
 
 
I am using Krylon’s Gold Metallic spray paint on most of my jars, which I am in love with and has more of a copper hue. I am also using Rust-oleum’s Bright Metallics Gold on the rest, which gives me more a true golden hue. 
Be sure to do one light coat from a little distance and allow it to dry before doing a second coat…you don’t want the paint to drip or pool by the tape otherwise the paint will peel when you remove the tape. Finish with a clear coat for durability and protection (optional).
 

Once your paint job is completely dry, gently peel away the tape. If there were any unintentional drips or area where you sprayed “heavier” than intended, rub your finger across the painted area where the tape and paint meet before pulling the tape away. If any paint begins to peel, simply rub it back into place, remove all the tape, and give it one last clear coat. 

 
While most of the jars have a solid covering of paint, I like to see a little variance and chose to spray at a couple jars at an angle which allowed some of the creases and edges to to still show clear creating a design of its own.
 
 
Looking to add a little more design than spray paint can offer? Try using gold acrylic craft paint. I painted these little dots with a small paint brush, and sealed with clear spray paint.
 
 
What lovelier way to upcycle and store necessary items? It is like turning your tools into decor.
 
Happy Spraying!
See the rest of this bookcase & styling here
 
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9 Comments on Gold Sprayed Jars

  1. Sarah Tien
    September 12, 2016 at 12:13 pm (11 months ago)

    What’s the exact spray paint you used? the result looks good but Krylon has tons of different metallic spray paint and the finishes are different from one to another. Thanks!

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  2. Linda
    August 24, 2015 at 8:50 am (2 years ago)

    You said my favorite words…SPRAY PAINT! I recently did some Sea glass jars and have some left over…maybe they need to be white! Love getting inspired!

    Reply
  3. Amy @ Homey Oh My!
    March 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I agree with Amy W, that last photo is very inspiring! Love the way they turned out!

    Reply
  4. Stacy Risenmay
    March 11, 2014 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

    What a fun project! They look fabulous!

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    • Ursula Carmona
      March 11, 2014 at 10:49 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Stacy! And thanks for hosting such a fun link-up! 😉

      Reply
  5. Amy W
    March 10, 2014 at 3:43 pm (3 years ago)

    So very lovely. I love the last picture of all the metallics. Just pinned that beauty!

    Reply

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