I've been silver leafing away for the last few days and this is the first reveal I have to share. This is my daughter's bedroom and there was a little space to hang a mirror and shelf for the morning primping. I stole the idea to enhance the frame's appearance by painting a silhouette from Naomi at Design Manifest. She painted around her mirror in her hallway and it looked so good I had to give it a try!
I picked up this mirror at a thrift store for just under $10. I am a bad blogger and forgot to take a before photo but it was just a gold frame that needed updating. As well, I used an old espresso shelf but neither of these was going to be suitable for the junior glam set. My daughter is not a little kid but she is still a kid so while it needed to be appropriate I didn't want to repaint either item next year. Silver leaf to the rescue. It's got just the right amount of wow to impress the little miss and can easily transition when the time comes for a teen room (although I believe that's what she thinks this is!).
The shelf got a coat of lavender paint first because this is one of the prominent colours in the room. I always like to leave a little colour showing with silver leaf, almost like a distressing (my other current obsession).
The mirror was too ornate for silver leaf so I gave it a coat of lavender spray paint and then a coat of liquid silver leaf. It doesn't have quite the same effect that you get from the sheets but it's still pretty awesome.
Tomorrow I'll show you the second silver leaf project I've completed. You know what I always say..."if a little is good then a lot must be that much better". That's how I'm feeling about silver leaf at the moment.