Goodwill Find: Gold Leaf Wall Art

This past weekend was definitely about crossing little projects off my to-do list. I put up my photo gallery wall in the stairwell, updated a lamp shade, and I finally got around to adding a bit of paint to some wall art.

gold leaf wall art makeoverI found these gold leaves at my local Goodwill for $6 but the background design didn’t fit my decor or style. But I just couldn’t look past the awesomeness of the gold leaves so I scooped them up.

leaf wall art from goodwillI have a lot of charcoal blue color throughout my main floor and thought a little bit of paint could totally transform these puppies. 

pittsburgh gray cc caldwell paintThis little sample size paint of CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paint in Pittsburgh Gray has been sitting in my craft room for about a year and luckily it was the perfect shade for my home. And since it’s chalk paint I didn’t have to prep the artwork at all…. well except for a deep clean which really made the gold color pop a lot more!

painted goodwill leaf artSo I didn’t tape off the leaves or anything, just carefully worked my small paintbrush around the gold edges. 

gold leaf wall artwork

gold leaf wall artAnd I found a great little niche to hang these in my kitchen, just a few steps away from my floral and charcoal gray breakfast room chairs.  

breakfast room tableI seriously love the gold. And the gray seems to make them pop even more.

gold leaf wall artwork

gold leaf wall artworkSo they’re hanging in the kitchen now in this weird little empty space. Not quite sure why the cabinets in our new home don’t continue to the edge of the wall leading to our hearth room… but I have an idea for this space.

gold leaf wall artSomeday… and I mean seriously someday in the far future… I’d love to continue the countertop and add a wine fridge down below. Maybe even some wine bottle racks. Ooh, maybe instead of the artwork above some built-ins?

gold-leaf-wall-art-with-wine-cabinet Again, this is a someday project. Not today. I wish.

So, do you ever find stuff at Goodwill and tweak it to fit your style?
Can you picture easy transformations in your head like me? 

gold leaf wall art makeover

How to Make Your Own Cheap Wall Decals

You ever notice that wall decals can be super expensive, or you can’t find what you want in stock from a local store? Yeah, me too.

how to make your own wall decalsWell since I wanted to add some white stars behind my daughter’s bedroom stage I had to figure out a way to create my own wall decals.

glitter paper wall decalsI found some 9×12 inch white glittery foam sticker paper from Michaels. 10 sheets total. $12 project. Bam. The best part about this foam paper is that it’s already sticker backed. No need for extra adhesive. And the foam pages came in a bunch of different colors, both plain and glitter. foam sticker wall decalsTo create my wall decals, I printed out some large stars in 2 different sizes on normal printer paper to use as my template. white star DIY decalsI cut them out and traced them on the back of the glitter foam sticker paper. how to make your own wall decalsThen I trimmed out the foam paper with a sharp pair of scissors so the edges were clean and crisp.

cut out white star decalsThen just peel the backing and stick to the wall!

We put these up about 2 weeks ago and haven’t had any peeling trouble. Plus if you want to remove from the wall, you can get the extra residue from the sticker off with a mixture of liquid fabric softener and water in a spray bottle. DIY glitter wall decals make your own wall decals kid bedroom stage