Saturday, January 7, 2012

- How to Silver leaf furniture.



Simply, I love silver leaf furniture. Perhaps one of the reasons I chose my blog's name was my admiration for my silver leaf project. After I finished it, the dresser looked so expensive that I thought man I do have champagne taste :)

Silver leafing is easy but you should have a little bit of patience and a vacuum cleaner :) yes yes you heard me a vacuum cleaner because  it will get messy, like really messy,and don't try to apply it outdoor ( like some blogs suggested) because it is so delicate that your own breath can make a big mess so what about the wind , so i found the best place to apply it is in my workshop garage.

So here's how I did it:

1- I applied the oil base size with my dollar store cheap brush, waited for about 45 minutes until the size will get tacky , The proper tack is when the size does not stick to the knuckle and you hear a slight "tick" when the knuckle is pulled away.( you will know what i'm talking about when you try it).

2-Then you apply the silver leaf by holding it with the wax paper ( the silver leafs come in between of 2 sheets of wax paper so use those papers to hold the silver leaf)so don't use your  own hands because the silver leaf will stick to your hands and not to the desk.



3- Place the next sheet slightly on top of the previous one, when you overlap the sheets you will get less gaps and cracks in between when you burnish them at the end.



4- When you finish applying all the sheets to the desk ,use a soft brush to burnish all the silver leaf , and make sure to be gentle on the seams or you will get lots of cracks.





5- Seal it, some blogs says you do not need to seal it but based on my mom experience the color will change after a while if you don't seal it ( she lives on the beach so it might be weather thing i'm not sure) but i didn't want to risk it so i sealed it with a transparent sealer ( some sealers has a yellow or red color).

P.S: When you seal it , the check board pattern will disappear. 




6-Thanks to centsational girl i knew this tip, you can fill in the cracks with Rub'Buff silver color it works like magic but of course this should happens before you apply the sealer.


7- Don't ever think you will get a perfect smooth surface , no matter how hard you try you will have a textured surface or a little bit of cracks so you better like the mirrored antique style.The perfect silver leaf style is not to be perfect ;)

 
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I'll tell you a secret, this was my first silver leaf project ever and it wasn't that easy. I applied 3 times the silver leaf over that dresser.First time , I didn't like the way it turned out to be it was like a chessboard. Second time, I applied another layer of silver leaf over the first one so I can break that chessboard pattern but it was a very bad idea, it was all wrinkly so I used my sander and removed both layers. Third and it was the final one and it turned out prettay ( or I gave up and I convinced my self it is pretty lol)










Pin ItFor the small details and curves of the drawers for some reason silver leaf didnt stick so I applied Rub N Buff , like Kate from Centsationalgirl did centsationalgirl .




Last but not least, I want to thank Kate from Centsational girl and Marian from MissMustardseed for answering my questions about how to glaze this dresser, even though I didn't use any glaze ( I did some trial and the glaze hide all the shine of silver leaf which is not what I wanted for this project but for other pieces I will definitely use some glaze to tone the shine of the silver leaf down)
Hope you like my dresser cause I'm in love with it :)

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152 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. I just found your blog, and cannot wait to look through your older posts. Have a fab night. Valarie

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  2. Ohhh your pictures are beautiful! and very unique!

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  3. That is lovely! Your drawer liners are so pretty too. Looks very Hollywood to me!

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  4. It's beautiful and looks great on the turquoise wall!

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  5. OMG I love it! I have been wanting to do the same project, but I have not found a dresser yet that would do the silver leaf justice.
    Did you use real silver leaf or the aluminum? Did you seal it?
    http://mypurplepeony.com

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  6. Wow! I really dig this! Thanks for sharing! I have the perfect piece to try this on.

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  7. wow that is crazy neat. i love the stenciling on the side for an extra wow effect.

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  8. Beautiful! I found you at DIY showoff, new follower! - Lori

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  9. Wow this is most awesome dresser ever! I love how shiny it is, what a fab idea!!!!

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  10. This is so gorgeous!!! I would have been screaming and crying after the second attempt. Good thing you stuck with it because the results ate stunning!

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  11. it looks so grand i love it, thanks for sharing xxx

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  12. I love it! I think it's awesome and I love how brave you are to tackle it. I'm so inspired to try this now! You took such pains with every detail too. Would you link up to my party going on?

    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/latest-and-greatest-13.html

    Pinning it too!

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  13. Wow I totally love this. And I'm becoming a follower too!

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  14. WoWzers! I never would have thought to go with silver...and it looks FABUlous! Great job.

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  15. oh my wow! that is STUNNING... like stop me in my tracks. wow.

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  16. This dresser is amazing. I am dying to try silver leafing. Is it terribly expensive?

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  17. Oh. My. Gosh. What a gorgeous piece. I'm totally envious!

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  18. Um...wow!!! Super glam!
    You are one patient girl!! Looks gorgeous!

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  19. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! This piece is Fabulous! You really did a brilliant job,Looks like it should be in an upscale magazine:)) Deidre~ Im following you! http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  20. I LOVE THIS! I can't believe how pretty this turned out. I've always seen disaster pieces when people tried to use foil! This looks fantastic. I re-did my master bedroom in silver, gold and purple. I painted both of my dressers metallic silver and then brought down the shiny-ness a bit with some black paint. Here's a look at my room, if you get bored!
    http://www.potholesandpantyhose.com/2011/10/the-master-bedroom-remodel/

    PS-Found you through Trendy Treehouse. Have a great Wednesday!

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  21. stunning. i can't imagine how much work that was, but it was worth it. it looks amazing.

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  22. This is fantabulous! Hard to believe its your first go! You are going to have to silver leaf your everything! Even your toilet...cause if it looks like that, gosh!

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  23. This looks absolutely, positively amazing!!!!!

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  24. It looks fabulous. I think this may be the start of something new all over blogland.

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  25. What a glamorous makeover! I absolutely love it… You did an amazing job. I am your newest follower.

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  26. What a fabulous transformation. I like the contrast with the color of the wall.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  27. Wow! That is a ton of work! It looks awesome though! Great job.. woudl you do it again? ;) - Susan

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  28. I am impressed that you did not give up and you must be glad you did not. This is a stunning piece and truly inspirational and it looks great against the teal wall. Thank you for sharing! I am a new follower.

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  29. I am seriously in love! I have been wanting to try my hand at silver leaf. The dresser is so beautiful. I would love for you to link this up at our party.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/01/fab-not-drab.html

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  30. Oh... that definitely doesn't look easy.... But oh so gorgeous though!

    Check out my blog too:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

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  31. Wow, I love this piece! The chest turned out beautiful and I appreciate ou sharing this at the Open house Party.
    xo, Sherry

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  32. Really pretty! You certainly have a lot of patience to do it three times. I have done leafing on frames, but have never tackled a large piece of furniture. I think I am inspired!

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  33. Just saw this at Miss Mustard Seed. It's amazing!

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  34. Just saw this at Miss Mustard Seed. It's amazing!

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  35. Stunning! reminds me of old hollywood! did you buy small pkgs of silver leaf - or can you buy it in bulk? I have an odd little table that is screaming for something glitzy!

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  36. It's beautiful. I've been looking for a very similar dresser to silver leaf for my bedroom for months. I don't seem to have the good thrift stores where I'm located that so many other bloggers have.
    http://designfluff.blogspot.com/

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  37. Stunning!! I just bought this exact dresser at the goodwill the other day, maybe I should do a silver leaf treatment....because I just love what you did here!

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  38. This is absolutely amazing. It looks like it stepped off the pages of "Veranda" magazine! Great work. Visiting from MMS.

    PS I host a linky party every Friday-Sunday. I would love it if you stopped by to link up. Thanks!

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  39. What a stunning piece you have here!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  40. GORGEOUS!!! Did you put any sort of a finish over the leaf to protect it? I love it!

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  41. Seriously awesome!!! I have a little side table similar to this style just hanging out - it might need a touch of champagne flair! Featured you today!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2012/01/five-feature-friday-22.html

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  42. love it, this was a big job. love the detail on the sides, Kathy, Petticoat Junktion

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  43. It's so shiny!!!! I love it! I took a swing at using silver leaf once and did not like how things were going, but your dresser is making me rethink using silver leaf in the future!

    Nikki @ the ambitious procrastinator

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  44. This is just gorgeous! I love it, especially with the wall color and the purple runner! I will be pinning this as inspiration for our basement reno:) Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  45. Wowza! That is one pretty, shiney, lovely, statement piece you've got there, AMAZING! I'd be thrilled if you'd come and share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  46. Amazing. Never seen anything like it. Gorgeous!Kudos for your determination!

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  47. WOW - Incredible! I've never seen a furniture re-do quite like this one. Way more impressive than the ol' white-paint makeovers that I'm guilty of! It's stunning, especially iwth your wall color and other accents. Great job!

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  48. What a amazing job and beautiful piece! I appreciate you linking this beautify to Potpourri Friday!

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  49. WOW, this dresser is just simply too beautiful for words. I love the rich shine of the silver leaf. I have never used silver leaf but I understand how you might get that effect. How did you solve that problem on your third attempt?
    Thanks so much for sharing this piece it is devine.
    Traci

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  50. I love it! It came out wonderful. I'm off to see how it was done. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. this is absolutely gorgeous! I would LOVE it if you linked this dresser up to my party!!!
    http://ablondesdiylife.blogspot.com/2012/01/another-link-party-and-some-fabulous.html

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  52. This is beautiful! I am amazed that such a large piece looks so great in silver leaf! If this is your first attempt, I can't imagine what's in store down the road :)

    Kim

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  53. I am completely crushing on your dresser! Your newest GFC follower!

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  54. That is an amazing piece - excellent job! So unique!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  55. I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm following you now.

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  56. I know first hand silver leaf and gold leaf is not easy to work with. Good for you for sticking with it! Love, love it, and no you didn't convince yourself it was pretty, it is!

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  57. Visiting from the Shabby Nest! Absolutely love that dresser! Thanks for the inspiration!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  58. Wow! They really are very similar dressers! I love the silver leaf, it is so pretty!!!

    Kelli
    www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  59. Stunned. You did a fabulous job. Consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-7.html

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  60. Oh I LOVE it SO much. Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-21.html

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  61. Oh my gosh seriously! That is one AMAZING dresser! You deserve an award :) I LOVE it!!!!!

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  62. Beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Come show off at my place tonight if you can!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS You could win a $5 Starbucks card. I would love to feature this!
    http://chattychics.com/2012/01/17/need-inspiration-wild-wednesdays/

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  63. I'm absolutely in love with the dresser!! Awesome job!!!

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  64. Wow this is so spectacular

    -KAT-

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  65. Hi there- Just letting you know I am sharing this at tonights Feathered Nest Friday party! Thank you for linking up!! :)

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  66. Just gorgeous and amazing! Great job and it was most definitely worth the effort. So glad to see it featured at some lovely parties!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

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  67. Totally pinning this. Amazing!! Thanks for being honest about the process though- I might have to think about it twice before jumping in... :)

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  68. such a beautiful dresser! You showed great patience in redoing it 3x!!! holy cow. I think after the first attempt I would have scrapped it and looked for an easy 'out'! :) Nicely done. Enjoy that beauty!!

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  69. Absolutely gorgeous! I can't imagine the amount of time and patience this must have taken, but the results are well worth it! Brava! I will be pinning this, as well.
    Marjorie @Insouciant1.blogspot.com

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  70. Wow, this is beyond AMAZING! Love, love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. I HAVE to do this!!!

    AMAZING!!

    greetz from Germany

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  72. Ohhh I love this....the blogging world is sure costing me money, but my home is being made more into what I love! thanks for this. Lady

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  73. Ohhh I love this....the blogging world is sure costing me money, but my home is being made more into what I love! thanks for this. Lady

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  74. As everyone else has said, THIS I FREAKING AMAZING. I love it. I would love to try silver leaf but I haven't had the guts. Again, amazing! You go girl!!!

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  75. Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

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  76. Wow great job I have a dresser almost the exact same as this one. I painted it white now I want mine to look like this!!

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  77. wow absolutely ammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing i luff luff luff it and now i want one ha ha i guess ill be on the lookout for a dresser like this great great job

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  78. AWESOME... you did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing, I LOVE IT!!!

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  79. Featuring your amazing dresser tonight at Project Queen!!! Thanks so much for linking up your projects...they were all fabulous!!!

    Mandy

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  80. Congrats! You've been featured at The Kurtz Corner! Thanks for linking up, I can't wait to see what you've been working on :)

    Come check out your feature and link up! http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/01/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-21.html

    Your project has also been pinned! Check it out here and follow along! http://pinterest.com/audrakurtz/the-kurtz-corner-link-party-features/

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  81. Wow! Your dresser is gorgeous! Now I'm thinking of all the things I could add silver leaf to. I found you through Skip to my Lou. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. The best thing about silver leafing that u dont have to sand !!!

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  82. This is the coolest dresser I have ever seen!!! great job!!!
    Rach, from Family Ever After
    ps- new follower
    pps- i have a link party on friday nights if you're interested in linking! (once upon a weekend)
    www.familyeverafterblog.com

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  83. Oh my <3!!! I'm having palpitations! I have used silver leaf but not to this extent. Stunning. Thanks for sharing and I'm a new follower.

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  84. WOW!! Third time is definitely the charm! <3
    Thanks for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

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  85. Yep, this is pure awesomeness. I can't believe it. It's absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing with my peeps! It's beautiful! I've seen everyone bragging on you everywhere! Great job!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  86. Oh SO snazzy!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful dresser on Kammy's Korner!

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  87. How much did this cost? I love it!

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  88. This is such and amazing piece! I've seen you popping up everywhere. Job well done ...

    ... would you like to share at our multi-blog "Imagine the Impossibilities" link party? I think everyone would really enjoy it as much as I ...

    Here's the link: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-2012-link-party.html

    We stay live until Friday midnight (CST). Hope to see you at the party!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  89. Visiting from Furniture Feature Friday. (My post is next to yours!) I love this piece. I am always painting things silver...lamps, picture frames etc. I have yet to try furniture but have wanted to. Hmmm. When I find the right piece I am going to make the leap. I am thinking maybe bedside tables in my master! I am bookmarking this post.

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  90. This is so pretty!! So unique! I have never seen anything like it! Great job!

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  91. This turned out fabulous! It is very pretty and a great update to an older dresser.

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  92. Wow....what a bold and beautiful transformation! This would look awesome in a dining room too. I'd love to know how you got the third layer to not look like patchwork. Is there a trick to that?

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  93. That turned out beautiful! I was checking paint samples in Lowe's yesterday to paint a nightstand I am making and saw they had metallic paints in some beautiful colors, but wondered about how it would look on furniture,this gives me a good idea! You did a great job!

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  94. What a wonderful way to update an old dresser.

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  95. can you post a list of what you used and maybe where you got it?

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  96. I saw that you didn't glaze it, is it hard to clean? Or does the silver rub off when trying to dust or wipe it down? I'm thinking of doing something similar in my daughters room.... Thanks!

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  97. Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! I. am. in. LOVE! Wow! Awesomeness

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  98. OMG so shiny! I want it. I actually have a jewelry cabinet I want to silver leaf so looking forward to the tute!

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  99. So beautiful. I would love for you to stop by my party on Wednesday night and link it up. GORGEOUS!

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  100. absolutely beautiful! I cant wait to read about how you did it!!

    Samm @ LittleHouseintheBigD.com

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  101. how did you stencil over it and where did you get the stencil, what did you stencil with, Annie Sloan paint???

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    1. I used Valspar Glaze the black one, it was so hard to apply but it was the only black paint I had on hand...and the stencil i bought it on clearance from Lowe's for $1.99

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  102. Totally awesome as well as original - nice work! Thank you for linking up to my Creative Inspirations party - I am so glad you came by! I would love for you to come back this week to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  103. I featured this today at Mod Mix Monday!

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  104. This is awesome! How much silver leaf did it take? I really want to silver leaf something in my house now!

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  105. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Your dresser turned out beautifully! Makes me want to silver leaf another piece of mine.

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  106. Beautiful job...one of the prettiest pieces of furniture I've seen! I have a linky party starting tomorrow (midnight tonight) and running through Friday...I'd love to have you share this there! :)

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  107. Love at first sight. I would love that in my living room. Can you post what specific paint did you use. Did you use varnish to make it shiny. I thought in the beginning that its kinda brownish, but its the reflection of the floor that changed the color. So so amazing transformation.

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    1. plz check out this link to see all the details

      www.mychampagnetaste.blogspot.com/2011/09/silver-leaf-floor-lamp.html

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  108. please send me the instructions on how to create this awesome silver dresser....please.

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    1. Jeanne you can click on this link to see the tutorial:
      http://mychampagnetaste.blogspot.com/2011/09/silver-leaf-floor-lamp.html

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  109. Gorgeous and unique - so pretty! Thanks for coming by to link up - please come back - you have such nice work!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  110. I adore this dresser!! Where did you end up finding it?

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    1. Thx alot...this was a craig's list find :)

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  111. Really cool. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  112. That looks awesome! I would love for you to share it (and any other creations) at my new linky party- "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  113. This is absolutely stunning! I don't think I've seen anything like it - looks like it would cost $5,000 in a store! Do you think it will chip off?

    I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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  114. I found the same style (french provincial) high boy chest and nightstand off of craigslist some time back that I bought for my daughter's room. I've been trying to decide on what I want to do with it (painting) because I don't like the stain that's on it currently. I stumbled across this project of yours and it looks absolutely stunning. I'm just not sure if I'll have the time to accomplish something like this...especially being 5 and a half months pregnant. Was this terribly expensive to complete?... Seems like it would need quite a bit of silver leaf to cover it.

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  115. Thanks for linking up this beautiful piece!
    Very cool!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  116. This is beautiful.. I can't wait for the tutorial! :-) I'm now a follower and would love if you could follow me back. Tx

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  117. I'm speechless!
    How gorgeous, girl!

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  118. Okay, this blog posting of yours totally inspired me to follow through on my leafing project... leafing my french provincial chest and nightstand (that matches your dresser). I'd love for you to check it out!...

    http://diyprojectsbynina.blogspot.com/2012/05/aluminum-silver-leafed-french.html

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  119. wow what a gorgeous result, that is just stunning! so glad I could help!
    Kate

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  120. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! Thats is the most beautiful thing I have seen! I would be honored if you would link it up with me Wow Us Wednesday!

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  121. This is beautiful. Did you ever post how you did it?

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  122. Questions: How many silver leaf sheets did your dresser take? (in a single coating since I know it took multiple tries). What type/brand of adhesive did you use? What did you apply to protect the surface after you were finished? What types of sponges or brushes did you use? Did you use authentic silver leaf or aluminum/imitation silver leaf?

    Thanks a lot, I love your blog!!!

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  123. Wow! It looks amazing! I have never tried to leaf furniture - always seemed like too big of a job, but I may have to try it after seeing how this turned out! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  124. How did the dresser hold up? I have the exact same dresser in my living room and am contemplating trying this technique.

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  125. What do you suggest I use to seal a chair….Varathane Polyurethane or miniwax polycrylic? I am looking for a nice smooth finish

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  126. LOVE what you've done..so beautiful. I just reading up on different leaf products and one manufacturer said "The same applies for 'Dutch Gold', or 'Composition Leaf'. But due to the large brass content, this imitation gold must have a sealer applied to prevent tarnishing, unlike genuine gold leaf" Made me wonder if that is why your Mother's started to change color like you'd mentioned?

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  127. Great furniture. I love the design, thanks for share.

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