My only struggle was deciding on a design… Should I paint it on the diagonal? White with gold polka dots? Paint it all? Leave some wood showing? Gold leaf?
Eventually Gold Leaf won out. I have a gold leaf kit that's been hiding-out in my craft supplies for the past year or two. Truth be told, gold leaf can be a little tricky to work with, so I put off using it until I had the time and patience. Well, last week I had the time and patience-- woot! Here's how my first attempt at gold leafing turned out.
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