This piece of wall art is made from one of the leaves from my living room coffee table.

Table Leaf Wall Art

I had posted about two of the smaller leaves that I put together to make a piece a while back.  This is a large version that hung on the side of the coffee table.  When we refurbished this room and the tables, I took them off so they would be less country.  I didn’t want to throw it away since I thought there has to be something I could do with this and then is struck me to make this into wall art for over a doorway.  It Started out as a plain Piece of pine.

Plain Pine Leaf – Starting Point

I coated the entire leaf in plaster (I left a very rustic look using the putty knife) and let that set for a bit and then I placed some appliques into the moist plaster, giving it a reclaimed appearance.  I let it sit at this point for a day or two and let the plaster dry.

Applique Embedded in Plaster

Applique Embedded in Plaster

Applique Embedded in Plaster

Table Leaf With Plaster Treatment

I then decided to paint the appliques with a metallic gold and used a raw umber glaze to give the whole piece an aged look.  I think it is elegant and makes for a nice conversation piece over the French doors.

Finished Leaf Over French Doors

Finished Leaf Over French Doors

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