Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling »
InstructionsApply the size and let set up
Apply imitation silver leaf
Burnish with steel wool
Distress with sandpaper
Apply stain with a cloth (let sit for 5 minutes and remove excess)
Seal with satin sealer
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Retro / Vintage
Imitation Silver Leaf (with water based size) Sandpaper Steel Wool for burnishing Wood stain
What was your inspiration?
I needed some bedside tables, but we already have too much 'wood' in our bedroom -- I wanted something vintage but modified. I was inspired when I saw the Drab to Fab chapter with the art deco side table. She made it look so easy!
What are you most proud of?
I am proud that I didn't mess up the leaf too much!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Before doing a BIG silver leafing project...make sure you have plenty of space and have a way to clean up all the silver leaf bits which get dusted off the project and can float around the whole house!!! They have a way of clogging your dustbuster filter, too.