1. Agate and gold jewelry box
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For a super chic look, combine a gemstone with gold and create a gilded jewelry box fit for royalty. It's like something you'd find in a designer magazine, without the hefty price tag!
2. Gilded Mason jar vase
Here's one for those shabby chic fans! Take a Mason jar or any up-cycled glass container, and add a leafy layer of gold to create the perfect chippy romantic vase for some colorful blooms.
3. Himmeli candle holders in gold
Add romantic lighting to any dinner with these gorgeous candle holders. You could use copper tubing for this exotic luminary, but this DIYer found a much easier, much cheaper shortcut!
4. Gold oyster dish
The great thing about gold? You can take something that's downright unattractive and give it a new life, like these golden oyster shell dishes which went from trash to treasure with a gold-brushed facelift.
5. Gold fern wall decor
For stunning wall decor, borrow some beautiful elements from nature and add a touch of glimmer. Choose your favorite leaf varieties, then simply paint them and frame them!
6. DIY golden magnet letters
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Turn toddler toys into chic kitchen decoration, by updating your collection of magnetic rainbow letters with a layer of gold spray paint! Now it won't matter if the letters are arranged or not, they'll still look like art.
7. Decorative firewood
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Lots of people like to have a basket of decorative firewood, especially if they've got a faux fireplace. Well, fireplace or not, this basket of gold-tipped logs would look great in any home.
8. Plant pots with gold details
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If you've ever searched for a way to pretty up your terracotta pots, here's the idea you were wishing for. Add liquid gold leafing to pots with lively succulents for a houseplant upgrade to match the year’s trends.
9. Gold leaf desk accessories
These dollar store desk accessories were the perfect price, and easy to upgrade using gold leaf treatment to take them from bland to bold. Remember: You can dress any ol' thing up in metallics.
10. Golden serving tray
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Perfect for serving drinks at a dinner party or displaying books on a coffee table, this gold leaf covered serving tray has all the roaring '20s glam that's making a comeback in 2015.
11. Gold-dipped bar stools
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This gold trendwave isn't just for those small decorative items; amp up your gold game by joining the trendsetters and adding some gold-dipped style to your furniture too.
12. Gold detailed organizer board
Not only is this clever organizer DIY trendy, it's New Year's-appropriate, with all the convenience you need to help you get (and stay) organized for the new year. Nothing's quite as satisfying as functional decor.
13. Gilded sea shells
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Make a quick stop at the craft store, or take a day to chill on the beach; wherever you go to get it, your seashell collection deserves a little dressing up for the new year, wouldn't you say?
14. Trash can light goes gold
This one's a golden tip with a bonus up-cycling opportunity: Turn a plain wire or mesh trash can into glamour-chic lighting by painting it gold and outfitting it with a lighting fixture!
Stay up-to-trend this year by checking out more home decor ideas over at Hometalk!