I never liked the hardware in our powder room – a mix of shiny brass and ceramic. It landed on my To-Do List at the time I plastered the walls, oh about 8 years ago…
This past summer I added a crackle with black and metallic
to tone down the orange gold
Then I updated this towel bar and matching toilet paper holder
using the Caromal Colours Gilding Kit . I used the Chocolate Smooth Basecoat, which bonds to metal, and then used the gold leaf in a random application so the base color could peek through-
I loved that aged gold leaf finish so much that I added to my never ending To-Do List:
gild powder room faucet
gild powder room light fixtures
Yesterday I was cleaning the bath and decided to tackle the faucet, which was never my favorite-
I figure if it doesn’t hold up, then I’ll switch it out.
I brushed on Caromal Colours Smooth Basecoat Chocolate
when dry I brushed on Caromal Colours Sticky Size
about 10 minutes later the blue color disappeared – it was tacky and ready for the leaf application. I used gold leaf, and applied in a broken manner so that some of the brown would show through
I then brushed on the Caromal Colours Toner and lightly blotted off
The next day I applied an oil based Polyurethane for protection
I’m not worried about mild cleaners, but anytime there is water near by it makes me wonder how a finish will fare. I’ll keep you updated on its durability
What else can you gild?
- Drapery rods
- Mirrors, frames
- Old china, create your own charger plates
- Trash to treasure items
- Wooden bowls
- Punpkins, Pears, Apples, etc
If you are looking to purchase a Caromal Colours Gilding Leaf Kit, click on the brown store button below. Use my code, PattyH in the coupon code area – needed in order for me to receive credit for the order.
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