Photo Friday: Orange Crush

It can brighten up grey fall days, distract from the horror of impending snow, and is the official colour of Halloween. Today, we pay homage to a cheery, warm hue, that can be lovely and sophisticated, in our orange-themed Photo Friday.

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DIY: Golden figurines

We’re always looking for cool new ways to inject a little personality into our homes. Preferably as inexpensively as possible, since our tastes seem to always be changing. While perusing one of our new favourite blogs Smith, Here (yes, that is Morgan from Laguna Beach) we found perhaps one of the simplest, yet most awesome DIY projects yet: gold spray painted figurines. For about $10 and 10 minutes of your time, you can create a shiny new bookend or spruce up your coffee table decor with a little gold animal. Here are the foolproof instructions (seriously, anyone can do this and have great results):

Time needed: 10 minutes.
Tools: Spray paint, newspaper and an assortment of plastic or ceramic toys or figurines. We got ours at Dollarama.
Step 1:
Lay down newspaper in a well-ventilated area (preferably outdoors) and bring out your supplies.
Step 2:
Shake can of spray paint for about a minute before using. 
Step 3:
Hold can approximately 10 cm away from figurine and spray until completely covered.
Step 4:
Let dry for at least half an hour. 
Step 5:
Add a second coat or touch ups if needed.  

And voila!

Check out some of our other shiny new decorations: