Hello Again, Thank you for visiting me!
Believe it or not, I’ve had this cabinet for over 20 years now and it’s been through a few “face lifts”. The most recent was a few years back when I painted it black and stenciled it. Recently I was thinking, time for a new look, and as I was wondering what I could do to make a change when it hit me; let’s take a stab at a leafing.
I decided that I would go with Silver Leaf, and although I had not done leafing before, I figured, let’s go for it. Thinking, how hard could it be? I ordered the silver leaf and the adhesive over the internet.
I started this past Saturday morning and to my surprise, actually finished it in one day. It was a long day, granted, but I finished. Once the silver leaf was applied, I lightly sanded it with a 320 grit sanding sponge to reduce the sheen a bit.
Sunday morning, after some coffee, I decided it still needed something so I brushed on a light coat of Raw Umber glaze and did a light wash over the whole cabinet. Then I let it dry. I was very happy with the result. The vignette on top of all different finials I have collected over the years, back dropped with some black and white photographic prints. More on my home office in future posts.