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.

Office Cabinet - Before

 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.

Office Cabinet - After

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.

Office Cabinet - After in Place

Finial Collection