I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that pretty much anything becomes infinitely more chic if you dip it in “gold,” driftwood, rocks, rope… (all of which I’ve recently subjected to a can of gold spray paint) you name it.
I’m also going to say that Seletti agrees.
For their brilliant (no pun intend) Estetico Quotidian line, the Italian company known for its whimsical, high-design furniture and decorative objects has gilded sundry everyday items (i.e., colanders, laundry detergent bottles, pie plates), taking them from merely utilitarian to totally-in-your-face little works of art.
My friend Sam gifted me with a Seletti sardine can a couple of years ago, and I can’t help but smile every time I look at it. It’s a total happy maker. (Bonus: every piece in the Estetico Quotidian line rings in at under $100.)