Amy Howard At Home Contributor, Heidi Marsh, gave this table a whole new look. Read below as she takes us through the steps of this transformation. She calls this one, Leila.
Step 1 – Clean
Clean with Clean Slate.
Step 2 – Base Coat
Paint one coat of Black One Step Paint.
Step 3 – Texture
Paint one coat of Cracked Patina. Let it set up according to directions on the bottle.
Step 4 – Top
Top Black One Step Paint on top of Cracked Patina. Let it dry.
Step 5 – Sand
Lightly sand with 400 grit sandpaper and wipe off excess dust.
Step 6 – Apply Gold Leaf
Apply Gilding Size to the highlighted edges of the table. Allow to come to tack about 12-15 minutes. Apply Gold Leaf and burnish. Wipe away excess with hard bristle brush. Lightly sand with steel wool to dull shine and age. Don't forget to gild the hardware.
Step 7 - Apply Wax
Apply Mind Your Own Beeswax to the entire piece. Buff after 30 minutes.
Last Step: Enjoy The Bragging Rights!