Not too long ago I posted pictures of some vintage thrift store finds. Among them was a large pedestal tray I wanted to give to a collector. Well, it turns out they collect silver and pewter, not gold leaf. I kept it for myself knowing the holidays were coming and I'd certainly come up with a use for it. At the same time I had bought a set of five black candle holders I knew I couldn't pass up.
|Vintage gold leaf plate stand and black candle holders. Part of my "Junking" finds.|
|Mirror and wall, before.|
|Dollar store trimmings.|
|These Holiday plates found on sale at Homegoods, are a welcome addition to my plate collection|
|Love the butterfly....|
|Gold leaf kit from a craft store.|
|Gold leafing the borders.|
|I needed sunglasses after gold leafing the mirror!|
|The gold was toned down a bit.|
|I decided to paint over the candlesticks in Annie Sloan Old White, then sand them down for aged look.|
|Before sanding and wax.|
A little tree, natural greens and sparkling lights and I'm done with this nook! Onward Rudolph, there's more to do!
Enjoy your shopping!
Check out "Without Further Ado.....the Reveal!", for post on the plate rack, extended wall and door. It's been my biggest project so far and I'm still tying up the loose ends. Not a problem.