A Vintage Crate + [work]

Gold Leafing

When I was working on my office makeover I had a hard time finding a budget friendly chandelier. I knew I wanted something gold, sleek and not cost me more than the entire room makeover. While searching HomeDepot I found this:
Angelina 3-light chandelier- it was sleek, it was cheap ($75) BUT it was not gold

So off to Hobby Lobby for a little gold leafing kit:

It was a fairly simple application- you paint the glue-y stuff on, lay on a sheet of gold leaf, brush it all down with a soft bristle artist brush.

Note: This stuff does get everywhere- so make sure you cover your surfaces with paper or plastic. And here it is hanging in my office:

much better, no?