Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MyColor™ inspired by Pantone Painting Party: DIY Painted Ikat Gazelle Horns

Welcome! Today I'm a part of the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party! I was asked to participate in this fun event along with several other DIY bloggers. We've all completed projects using MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint and are giving you the chance to read our tutorials, have fun, get inspired and win prizes! You can find details on how to win a sample of MyColor inspired by Pantone for your own project at the end of this post. Once you've finished checking out my DIY project, hop on over to the other blogs in the party for more inspiration and ideas. Next up is Denise at PinkPostcard and then Susan at Simply Vintageous; you can also check out Kristen's project at Kristen F. Davis Designs and then Caroline from The Feminist Housewife.

 My Project: DIY Painted Ikat Gazelle Horns


These resin gazelle horns were damaged and collecting dust in my storage unit. I've always wanted to give them a makeover and when I was asked to be a part of this event, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to clean them up and give them new life! Read on for step-by-step instructions on how I completed this project. Enjoy!

1. I selected (3) colors from the MyColor Paint online store which were
Bruschetta, Blue Haze and Couldburst. (Please note, the Bruschetta color looks really orange in this photo but it's actually a really pretty red/coral shade, as you'll see below). Let me tell you, I LOVE this paint! It's rich and creamy and went on smoothly. It would be great to use on furniture as well. It's an acrylic paint with primer so you only need 1 - 2 coats.

2. After gluing a cracked horn, I dissembled everything and spray painted the plaque white. I'm loving Ikats right now and decided to do a freehand Ikat pattern for the background. I drew a pencil line down the center and then lightly mapped out the diamond shapes (freehand). I taped the edges with painters tape to make sure the paint didn't bleed onto the sides.

3. I brushed on a single coat of Blue Haze for the diamond pattern outline.

4. Then I added a coat of Bruschetta on the inside.

5. The final color I used was Couldburst, which I painted on the inside of the diamonds. I then went back through with bright white paint to clean up some messy edges. Obviously the pattern is imperfect and doesn't line up, which is exactly the loose hand-painted look I was going for!

 6. I then screwed the horns back on the plaque and voila! The gazelle horns have a brand new look that's fresh, modern and bright! I'm really happy with the way they turned out.

If you’d like a chance to win a sample of MyColor inspired by Pantone for your own project, simply comment on my post and share how you’d use MyColor inspired by Pantone in your next project! Feel free to comment on the other blogs in the party too – they’ll all be giving away samples. For a second chance to win, tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints using hashtag #PassItOn. Also check out and like the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Facebook page to get access to the schedule for today’s parties as well as the rest of the parties going on this month. Share your project ideas there for one more chance to win! For more inspiration, check out the MyColor Paints blog - it's filled with several amazing DIY project tutorials.

MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® reached out to me to participate in the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party. My post represents my honest experience with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to use for this project.


  1. this turned out just beautiful! love the pattern you painted on the shield, and the fresh look you gave it! :)

  2. wow! This is so cool! You did an awesome job.

  3. I love how the horns turned out and are the perfect match to the pillow below! Great job
    It's so wonderful that the My Color Paints contest is open to Canadians, too!! I've visited their Facebook and been tweeting. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I have to paint the furniture and some decor in the guest room and I would love to do it using Slate Green, Whitecap Grey and Goat.
    Debbie :)

  4. great it!


    Simple Everyday Glamour

  5. Ooo! It came out so great! I love how it ties in the wall pant color + the patterns of the pillows!

  6. That is a serious set of horns! Stopping over from Simply Vintageous to check out your paint project.


  7. love these horns! I have a few different roadside finds I need to fix up. I think I would choose glass green, blue haze, and gardenia.

  8. Such wonderful whimsy! This is such a fun giveaway. I have enjoyed seeing all of your all's creations and comments about the paint. Hope I win so I can have fun too!

  9. Super cute! I love how it matches your pillows! ~Deanna

  10. Wow! The horns look great, especially with the pillows. What a great giveaway! It's so great that it's open to Canadians. Popping over from Simply Vintageous. I'm going to be redecorating my guest room with blues and grays with gold accents so I'd like the Medievel Blue, Goat, and Nugget. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tuula :)

  11. That a beautiful color combination, Julie! Great job!! Suzan sent me over here to try to win some paint - so here I am! :) I love those Pantone colors because they're so bright and happy! I would choose Dusk, Renaissance Rose, and Lily Green to use on some vintage furniture that needs some real TLC in my basement. :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

    xoxo laurie

  12. that is SO cool! i love the color and design! and i love the out of the box thinking!

  13. Hi Julie - finally made it!!! Love your project and love your choice of colors too,
    Thanks so much for dropping by - I loved this party and love that we have such a great giveaway
    So nice to " meet " you

  14. I love the colors you chose! I have some old owl bookends that could use a coat of paint in a bright color :)

  15. Love this! That coral color is so pretty. I'm moving next week and have lots of painting projects to complete.... so I could definitely use some for one of those!!


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