Dip Dye Your Stuff {DIY}

by Megan on June 21, 2012

I have plans to dip most of my apartment in gold. My teeny square coffee table is going to get gold-ified before you know it.

What I’m trying to say is that this is a fun way to take something you’ve had forever and make it fun and new again! For example, I bought that wooden apple for $.99 at a thrift store 5+ years ago. (I painted over the price tag that I never removed.) I’ve been using it as the nook to toss my keys when I get home. Oh, and it’s fun to paint baskets too. They turn into the perfect thing to give a gift in, or to gaze at. I can’t get over that turquoise with gold.

So let’s dip dye everything! I promise you’ll love it. And it only takes an hour at the most!

Dip Dye Your Stuff
Idea adapted from some of my fave pins

  1. Find something to paint! Like a bowl, vase, or berry basket.
  2. Tape it! Cover the side you want to remain the original color with painter’s tape. I like to do this on a diagonal:
  3. Paint it! Place your taped item on a paper bag on the grass, and spray paint it! Flip and paint the opposite side. Paint few more coats as needed.
  4. Reveal! Take the tape off and pat yourself on the back. Show your boo. Show your pup. Show your neighbor.

Paint things gold for the glamorous Fergie in all of us.

BEWARE: 
You might find yourself frantically searching for more things to paint.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy June 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

I can’t wait to see all your bling! Gold spray paint 4-EVA!

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Megan June 21, 2012 at 10:05 am

Let’s dip dye our arms this weekend!

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Jay June 25, 2012 at 2:34 am

This is funny to me because I just watched Goldfinger again last night. And also because you’re funny. I’ve been dip dying lately too! It’s fun.

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Megan June 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

haha Yes! If only we were neighbors who could dip dye together!

Bethany June 21, 2012 at 10:00 am

ah! i just bought a bunch of spray paint for some terracotta pots and now i’m going nuts with it! pretty soon the entire house is going to be gold and white!

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Megan June 21, 2012 at 10:05 am

Perfect! I love love love gold and white together. I need to get some white spray paint in my life.

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Jenny (vintagesugarcube) June 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

those little glitzy-glamoramo basket would make the perrrfect prezzie.. Maybe filled with a few bottles of mini-boozes. 🙂

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Megan June 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Yes! Mini booze bottles! Good plan, Jenny.

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kale June 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm

You so fun and crafty! 🙂

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Megan June 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Shucks, Kale! Thanks!

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Sydney @ The Crepes of Wrath June 22, 2012 at 8:23 am

I never remove the price tag from anything and I always regret it because after a while, that price tag is permanent. This is a great way to remedy that!

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Megan June 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

You’re so right! And yeah man. Just paint over it!

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melissa blake June 22, 2012 at 6:06 pm

sooo pretty! I’d love to have everything in gold too!

p.s. love your blog, too! 🙂

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Megan June 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Thanks, Melissa!

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Beth June 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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