We love taking an ordinary table like this and turning into a statement piece. Now it has so much character and is something unique that no one else will have!
For this project we used:
- Amy Howard at Home® One Step Paint™
- Amy Howard at Home® Clean Slate™
- Clean lint-free rags
- Amy Howard at Home ® Nylon Angled Brush
- Amy Howard At Home® Gilding Size™
- Amy Howard At Home® Gold Leaf™
- Painter’s tape in two width sizes
- 1000 Grit Sandpaper
- 400 Grit Sandpaper
Use 400 grit sandpaper on any chipped or rough edges before starting. Clean the wood with Amy Howard at Home® Clean Slate™ and a clean lint-free rag. Let fully dry.
Using your painters tape, create a pattern alternating widths and angles for a more interesting and modern look. Be sure to tape off the outer edge for a clean line.
Using a foam brush, apply Gilding Size™ in a smooth and even layer over the table top in the un-taped areas. Wait 15-20 minutes for Gilding Size™ to come to tack.
When Gilding Size™ has come to tack, apply Gold Leaf™ sheets to cover entire top surface.*Begin in one corner and work in a linear motion (i.e. top to bottom, left to right.), making sure to overlap 1/2 in. – 1 in. for each full sheet.
Once laid, put orange tissue paper sheet in-between hand and Gold Leaf™ to burnish well.
Take clean, dry bristle brush and wipe off any extra Gold Leaf™, then smooth again with a clean lint-free rag.
Make sure that the gold gild is smooth and even, repairing any areas missed.
Remove painters tape slowly and Enjoy the Bragging Rights™!