Over the past months, I’ve been putting just a few finishing touches on my stepdaughter’s bedroom, and one of the last things I wanted to do for her was inject the space with a dash of big girl glam. As you know from my fixation on metallic finishes, I’ve been wanting to silver leaf something, anything, for quite some time. An inexpensive bronze Kmart lamp became the victim. I’ve had this lamp for over three years and it was just looking a little, well, plain to me. So rather than buying her a new lamp, I just decided to give it a glitzier look.
For the faint of heart, the lovers of standard lamp bases, and the devotees to dark bronze, avert your eyes, look away, look away ! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Now, for those like me who adore all things shiny, feast your eyes on my latest transformation, a lamp refinished in silver leaf.
Before and After:
This project was incredibly simple, and took only a few hours to complete. Here’s the play by play.