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Turn Frames & Candlesticks Into Silver Leafed Decor

Turn Frames & Candlesticks Into Silver Leafed Decor


  • Silver picture frames or candlesticks
  • Spray adhesive
  • Silver or gold leaf
  • Soft small paintbrush
  • Clear varnish


  1. Apply base coat of color, if desired.
  2. Apply spray adhesive.
  3. Delicately "float" a piece of gold or silver leaf over desired area.
  4. Lightly apply pressure to affix leaf.
  5. Brush away excess leaf.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Apply protective topcoat.

Ken Wingard Metallic Leafing

DIY expert Ken Wingard shows how to turn old picture frames from dull to chic with metallic leafing.

For additional information, please visit DIY expert Ken Wingard at kennethwingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.

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