While searching for Easter treasures (Bunny ears and colorful egg necklaces?! Adorable. If I had children they would hate me.) I came across some unfinished wood blocks that I had to purchase.
I knew they would be put to good use. As a frequent acquirer of useless items (this entire DIY is a great example), extra storage units are always a good idea. And so I bought 3 wooden blocks, for no particular reason, except for the fact that I was convinced I was purchasing the equivalent to gold.
Thus, this DIY was created. Wooden blocks painted slight variations of orange/red with hints of gold. With the exception of mixing paints and making a straight line with tape, it requires absolutely no skill, which sometimes is the best kind of DIY there is.
I debated even putting this on here as it lends absolutely no validity to my creativity, but I figured even the most minute of projects are worth documenting. Plus, maybe now you'll explore the $1 section at Target as I have for years: with wonder and amazement. It's the little things, folks. It's the little things.
Click the jump for directions!
Unfinished Wood Boxes
Paint first wood box
Mix colors as you desire. I chose to create slight variations of red for a subtle color blocking effect, so I added in yellow to my paint. Paint boxes 2 and 3 accordingly.
Once paint has dried, line top and bottom with tape to prep for adding on your gold coloring.
Add on gold paint as desired. Do a few paints for the gold to really show up well.
I also added on a "vine" line to each side of the boxes to decorate them.
Care to dance? Follow my lead.