When you think of getting your house painted, the name that comes to mind is Nippon Paint. It’s a brand that’s been around for a while now and has established its name in the coating industry.  This is why I was thrilled to be a part of their Spark Diwali Joy media workshop that was conducted by a well-known interior designer, Ben Firdaus.

Before the workshop began, we were given a tour around their Expo, where the
Nippon team further explained to us about the types of paints they have
available. The area had so many bright-coloured showcases of items that can be painted with their paints and needless to say, it got my creative juices flowing to create my very own stencilled faux-wall design.

I went for a minimalistic ombre Kollam inspired mandala design while keeping to the aesthetics of using bright vibrant colours to signify the Festival of Lights. We also given a quick overview on the proper coating solution for walls to ensure the colours last before the Do It Yourself introductory session with the Gold Paint (that I fell in love with). So going to be sharing my own version of my DIY process with you 🙂

I’m a sucker for gold details in any living space. I feel like it adds the right touch of classiness & it immediately gives a face-lift whilst brightening up the area. What I loved about this Nippon Gold Paint is that it is easily applicable to all types of surfaces at home. Plus, it’s made to withstand Malaysian weather which means you can use it for both indoor and outdoor items.

I had a bunch of clay oil lamps that I purchased from Brickfields about a year ago & decided to use them for this Deepavali DIY idea. If I’m not mistaken I paid about RM5 for the whole set that I got;


The lamps itself had little details on them which I thought were perfect to be enhanced by the gold paint;


To start off the process, you can apply a base primer to the item to make the gold colour pop even more. However, I wanted to experiment what it would look like without the primer and I must say, I am impressed with how gorgeous the gold paint looks. I only had to paint one coat of it & the results were stunning;


It turned to be this gorgeous bright shade of gold & the whole process took me about half an hour or so to accomplish including the drying process. I had planned to use it as table decor, so I just reused an old wooden display I had to arrange the now gold clay lamps on it;


Look how pretty they are!

I also added on some other aesthetic pieces on to show you the various looks you can create using just a few things at home;

For this project, I went for a more modern approach but you can also use fresh flowers, candles & bangles to add a more authentic Indian inspired layout to usher in the festive season. Your options are endless!

If you’d like to try this yourself, get a hold of the Nippon Paint Gold Paint which is priced at RM35 per 250gm tub (Click here!) or make your way to the nearest paint dealers so you can create some golden magic yourself!