DIY Faux Silver Leaf Table

This little table was another one of those projects that i had been delaying for quiet some time now.
Lets begin with the Before shot Shall We.
Last year i spray painted the top part with Silver Spray Paint thinking it would make the situation a little better. But Nopes still seemed pretty bad as you can clearly see plus there were alot of scratches on the table now and also on the legs of the spray paint was coming of in many places .
And so began the journey of transforming this table into something more pretty ,if that could actually happen.
I started of by dividing the table into squares using masking tape.
I just eyeballed it and taped it into equal parts. Anything which involves the slightest bit of numbers/maths I am out. Plus if i can do such a good job with just eye balling why measure and waste time on unnecessary brain “torture”.
Moving on as I mentioned earlier this table was going in the same room as the upgraded Mirror so i used the same exact colors and gave the tables a good two to three coats of both the pink colors alternating the light and the dark colors.
When the squares were painted I could have left it as it is because I thought it actually did look cute but since i have been obsessing over silver leafing for a while now I had to use it on this table.
Initially the plan was to Faux Silver Leaf the whole table but since I have done that in the past maybe around when i was like 15 years old i had this huge Wall Art on which i used Faux Silver Leafing. Oh before i forget Faux Silver Leaf aka Aluminium Foil is what i used on this DIY Project.
So i cut up Triangles out of the Aluminum Foil for the square boxes that i painted on the table.
And then from there on out it was just a matter of placing the Foil in whatever pattern that i felt made more sense.
All Done.

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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Laura Crognalo
    on Aug 15, 2016

    How do you stop the foil from ripping?

    • Patti
      on Jul 26, 2017

      You can use silver or gold leaf from s craft store too. It comes with an adhesive for good contact and won't ripple.

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