Good design is in the details.
Today I'm sharing my favorite uses for a gold leaf pen.
One tool I couldn't live without is my gold leaf pen from Krylon. You can find it at your local hardware or craft store. It's incredibly simple to use, dries quickly, and only cost a few dollars. This isn't an advertisement for Krylon, I just think it's important to share with you when I find products I love. They also sell other metallic pens, so if gold doesn't make your heart sing, don't be discouraged.
When I finished this painting over my chair I knew I wanted a frame, but I didn't want it to feel heavy when you see the wall from our entry. My solution? Give it the look of gold without actually buying a frame by using my gold leaf pen. Love it.
Here is our "activity table" from Pottery Barn Kids. I painted it teal a while back but you didn't really notice the chalkboard squares on the drawers until I used my gold pen. Isn't the difference amazing? If my coffee table has to be toy storage, then I want to feel happy every time I look at it.
It's always great to bring the outdoors in. I keep these branches next to our TV year round and like to switch out the filler depending on the seasons. Last Christmas I used clementines. This fall I have Granny Smith Apples. Giving the branches a metallic finish just adds that extra sparkle.
Forgive my sad photography, but at least you can see how the branches look with everything else. And can I get some love for Friday Night Lights? I just started watching and now I can't stop.
I found the perfect size lamp shade for my bedroom lamps, but the shade didn't match my hardware. Gold leaf pen to the rescue! It was a perfect match and took about five minutes.
Remember my huge mirrors I found at my favorite resale shop? Well our bedroom has many different metal finishes in the room. So after spray painting the mirrors silver, I took my gold leaf pen and highlighted the edges of the mirror. Simple change that made a huge difference.
Have you used a gold leaf pen?
Is this something you would try at home?
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