Highlighting Details in Gold

February 24, 2014

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I’ve been sitting here seeing all these St. Patty’s decorations and desserts and I kept thinking to myself: “why is everyone posting all this green stuff? St. Patty’s is months off”. Then I remembered that it comes around in March and we’re a week off from the new month. You know the problem lies in the fact that I am overtly tired, I fell asleep writing a comment last night: I was mid type when I fell asleep. You see I don’t fall asleep, I toss and turn to sleep; I lay in bed for hours sometimes finding myself never having become unconscious when the alarm goes off. Maybe it’s all the projects I am working on, maybe it’s the panther that’s on the loose or maybe all the sleepless nights have finally caught up with me. Either which way I am tired.

Look what I got:
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
I was so excited to get the mail as we went out Saturday because I knew what it was, I actually wanted to turn around and go back so I could start using it. I wanted to find something post worthy to paint up, I started browsing when I spied this pretty little placard on the basket that houses most of our Christmas decor:
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
When I bought the basket I loved the placard, but you come down to it you can’t even see what’s on it. So of course it would be my first victim. It was so simple, just adding highlights. The Krylon 18 kt gold paint pen worked so awesomely and easily, so well in fact that I have other projects and fixes planned in other colors of the pen.
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
The same shelf that holds our Christmas decor basket is where we keep our 72 hour kits, miscellaneous storage and the future home of our command center. I haven’t found any of what I am looking for nor entirely planned it out.
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
I want the 72 hour kits to be concealed as the shelf is one of the first things you see when you come in the front door…not cool. The shelf will receive some kind of paint and a special finish and I want some additional and better storage for the shelf with the Asker pots. There’s a lot of work needed, but I suppose at some point I will get there.
I hope you all have a lovely Monday!
Krylon 18kt gold paint pen
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  • Pat Liggett February 24, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I really like this!

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 1:51 am

      Thanks Peps!

  • Grandmother February 24, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Super Organization and Cute!

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 1:51 am


  • Melissa February 24, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Thanks for stopping by !!

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Thank you!

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom February 24, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I love this! I never would have thought to use the pen for this type of project, but I love how it turned out!

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Thank you! You would love these pens!

  • Carrie Groneman February 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Great post and your 72 hour kits look much better than mine! Years ago, needing 7 of them, I found a deal at DI for .25 each, but they look like odd shaped black footballs; don’t even ask how we would actually carry/drag them anywhere. I really need to redo mine so they look awesome like yours.

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Thanks! I need to go through them, I did a quick look through last year and saw there were diapers in there…Little Man hasn’t needed diapers in a loooong time. Hey when you need 7 $ can add up fast so 25 cents is pretty good even if they are ugly. I got my bags at Emergency Essentials for around $10 each. They’re so heavy, I have them loaded for bear.

  • Thistle February 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Love this! What a great idea to add a little gold to highlight it! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Happy day!

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Karianne!

  • Jess February 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Such cute ideas!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thank you!

  • Christine February 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Heather, I wanted to drop you a quick thank you for leaving me a sweet comment on my blog Little Brags (the copycat Demijohn post) I tried to reply to the comment directly but you came up as a non reply blogger (Google glitch).
    Love your pretty bee basket…will follow you along!!! Christine from

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Hi Christine! Absolutely! Thank you!

  • Marti February 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    OMG I cannot wait to order one of those pens Thanks so much for sharing

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      You will love it! Thanks!

  • Joanna February 24, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Great photos
    Lovely ideas
    Thanks for sharing

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 1:52 am

      Thank you!

  • Alyssa February 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I really love how the gold looks on the placard. The basket looks great! I think I need to get one of those pens, so I can decorate some stuff in my house.

    • Heather February 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks! Oh you would love it! It’s fun to work with!

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn February 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Oh I will have to get myself one of those wonderful pens stat!

    Have a lovely week.

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Oh yes, they are so much fun to use! You too my dear!

  • Jill Flory February 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Love how you used the paint pen! I love paint pens too and get all paint pen happy when I start using them and use them on everything I possibly can! As I gear up for the spring/summer/fall selling season here I’m sure my paint pens will make an appearance!!

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      I can’t believe how fun they are to use! Oooh I am checking our your Etsy right now…I love your shop! Do you sell on other venues as well?

  • Bella February 25, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Such lovely photos! Hope you get a good night’s sleep :)

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

      Oh thank you! Yes I finally have had a few nights of great sleep! :D

  • Krisi - www krisimiller.com February 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I just love what gold paint can do to something!

    • Heather February 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Oh definitely!

  • Winnie February 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    This is really GREAT!!
    Clever idea

    • Heather February 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Winnie!

  • kristin February 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Love all the organization and colors!

    • Heather February 25, 2014 at 8:49 pm


  • Rayana Botelho February 25, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Heather, thank you for stopping by @ :)
    I love this idea and can’t believe how a quick and simple addition made such a difference ;)

    • Heather February 26, 2014 at 1:38 am

      It’s so nice when making a big change is that easy and fast!

  • Pam@over50feeling40 February 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

    A great idea and so creative! Thanks for sharing on our Thursday Blog Hop!!

    • Heather February 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks Pam!

  • Agos February 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Oooh I love those gold pens, they make everything prettier! That placard looks loads better.

    • Heather February 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Oh I know, it’s amazing what a little paint in a pen can do! :D Thank you!

  • Danielle February 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    So pretty! x

    • Heather February 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sara March 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Amazing how much a little gold accent can refocus attention. Loved reading this post.

    Thanks for sharing over at Tell it to Me Tuesday! We hope you link up with us again next week!

    • Heather March 2, 2014 at 12:34 am

      I know! Gold can do wonders! Thank you! I look forward to it! :D

  • Healy Harpster March 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful and unique idea about using the pen. It really stands out!

    • Heather March 2, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Thank you!