Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gold Dust Woman!

I don't know about you, but I have been loving all the rooms on new show Pure Design. Samantha Pynn has been hitting the nail on the head with every episode. All the rooms so far have been beautiful, elegant, a little glam, and apparently very "green" and eco-concious. Who doesn't love that?

I find that all her rooms seem pretty attainable to re-create and I love some of the projects they do.

Case in point: I am filing away this Project for when we move.

Gold Leaf Mirror


~ Frame to gold leaf

~ Gold leaf sheets

~ gold leaf sizing/adhesive

~ Brush

~ Soft Cloth / 2nd soft brush

~ Cheese cloth

~Satin Sealer

How To:

1. Apply adhesive/sizing to frame with brush. Make sure area to be covered with leafing is fully covered, but not sloppy. (Adhesive will dry clear)

2. Apply leafing to adhesive-covered areas. When surface is completely covered, smooth it all out with fingers. If leafing cracks and tears off, simply cover with a new piece. Use 2nd clean brush to flake off excess. Once complete, polish with cheese cloth.

3. Once everything is completely covered, and polished, apply Satin Sealer. Allow to completely dry for at least 2 hours and apply 2nd coat.


Katie @ said...

When I was very young, I saw an old hotel redoing copper foil. I've wanted to try ever since. It looks so easy, so beautiful. Hmmm... what can I try it on?

Little Lovables said...

Great post! I always wanted to try my hand at gold leafing :)

20-Something Superhero said...

You can pretty much do anything. Got some picture frames you want to glam up? An old mirror frame? Maybe even a little wooden box to store remotes in, on your coffee table.....