Like most of you out there I am addicted to anything gold! I sometimes find myself standing in our garage with a can of gold spray paint in my hands just itching to “shoot” something. I am also drawn to art! Anything custom, weird, unique and meaningful that speaks to me and I’m all over it. I decided to combine the two for this latest DIY art project.
I am so lucky to have a first grader attend a school where peacocks roam freely. No joke. Her school is connected to a working ranch and you can always find on average 10 peacocks roaming amongst the kids. It’s the most amazing thing. Anyhoo, my 6 year old has amassed quite a collection of peacock feathers. I was either going to make a feather duster with them or use a couple for an art piece. So I decided to take the less tacky approach and make a custom piece of art.
I gave one of the peacock feathers a quick spray of gold
then blotted it onto a piece of white glossy contact paper. It shows the detail much better than a regular piece of white paper.
I added a word of inspiration.
Then glued some jute string around the edges (it just adds something extra, plus hides my imperfect cutting job).
Yes, more gold! I gave an old crappy frame a quick spray of gold, but decided to add some black electrical tape to the edges for some funkiness.
I just love it and love that it has a sweet memory attached to it. So what better place to hang this sweet custom piece of art than our master bathroom!
I know it might sound tacky, but this is where I start and finish my day. I hung it next to my favorite framed saying so I always start my day with a boost of inspiration.
This project was completely free and took 20 minutes. I can pass for now on making that feather duster!