Before and After: A Basic Dresser Gets A Silver Leaf Makeover

diy silver leaf vanity
Photo: Live Love DIY

It’s Budget Decor Month! To kick things off, here’s a simple way to give a piece of furniture a ridiculously glamorous (in a good way!) face lift! The end result of this vanity is just stunning!     

 

diy silver leaf vanity
Photo: Live Love DIY

Silver leafing really is easier than it seems. Just set aside a few hours and be sure to do it over a dropcloth or some newspaper! Check out the step-by-step over on Live Love DIY!

Two Silver Leaf Lamp Makeovers

As far as I know nobody but nobody decorates with shiny brass anymore. That means there’s a boatload of cast-off brass lamps available for transformation. Abby saw beyond the brass, got to work with some silver leaf, and spruced up this reject to a more understated elegance. Now it coordinates with another one of her rescued lamp makeovers.

So these are the BEFORE pics.

Silver leaf, new shades and Voila’. You can see how Abby transformed the shiny brass here and how she figured out how to tone down the shiny silver leaf on the second lamp when it looked a little too much like aluminum foil. Continue Reading

Frumpy Dresser Makeover

created at: 04/19/2010

Good choice!  For $75.00 each, two outdated, chipped Bombay chests were converted into updated, reflective silver leaf stunners. This silver leafing process is not nearly as intimidating as it looks. See step by step how Jenny at Little Green Notebook de-frumped her bargain Bombays and turned them into glamorous showpiecescreated at: 04/19/2010

created at: 04/19/2010

 

created at: 04/19/2010

See more step by step photos and instructions on Little Green Notebook.

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