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Shiny + Chic: 12 DIY Gold Leaf Projects

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Do you remember a few years ago when gold was considered totally passé? That was a sad era, let me tell you. I am so glad that the elegance of gold is back in style, because I may just have to finally indulge in my lifelong fascination with gold leaf. If you’re not familiar with gold leaf, it’s basically whisper thin sheets of gold (available in imitation or real gold) that are applied with a brush and can be used to dress up, well, everything. Want to add a little shine and chic to your life? Here are 12 DIY gold leaf projects you’ll want to try!

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  • Gold Leaf Paper Maché Bowls 1 of 12
    Gold Leaf Paper Maché Bowls
    These beautiful gold leaf paper maché bowls took Pinterest by storm a couple of weeks ago and I'm obsessed. I'd love them to hold my jewelry by my bedside!
    Get the how-to from Kelli Murray.
  • Gold Leaf Candles 2 of 12
    Gold Leaf Candles
    Dress up readily available dollar store candles with a bit of gold leaf for a fun, graphic display!
    Get the how-to from HGTV.
  • Golf Leaf Chalkboard Frame 3 of 12
    Golf Leaf Chalkboard Frame
    I love the chic elegance of this gold leafed chalkboard, it's perfect for entertaining!
    Get the how-to from HGTV.
  • Gold Leaf Chair 4 of 12
    Gold Leaf Chair
    Have an old chair lying around? Dress it up with paint and gold leaf! This one is perfect for a desk or vanity.
    Get the how-to from Centsational Girl.
  • Gold Leaf High Heels 5 of 12
    Gold Leaf High Heels
    Work out an old pair of heels by giving them new life with a bit of shiny gold leaf love!
    Get the how-to from Wobisobi.
  • Gold Leaf Serving Tray 6 of 12
    Gold Leaf Serving Tray
    Serve up drinks at your next dinner party with a pretty lacquer tray all gussied up in gold!
    Get the how-to from House of Fifty.
  • Gold Leaf Map Art 7 of 12
    Gold Leaf Map Art
    This map, featuring gold leaf on white, just screams modern elegance!
    Get the how-to from The Ugly Duckling House.
  • Gold Leaf Antlers 8 of 12
    Gold Leaf Antlers
    I love this look! Dress up antlers with gold leaf for super chic sculptural art.
    Get the how-to from Very Sarie.
  • Gold Leaf Candlesticks 9 of 12
    Gold Leaf Candlesticks
    Old wooden candlesticks get a new lease on life with a splash of gold leaf. So pretty!
    Get the how-to from House of Fifty.
  • Gold Leaf Vase 10 of 12
    Gold Leaf Vase
    Of course, no gold leaf indulgence would be complete without a great little vase!
    Get the how-to from Glitter & Goat Cheese.
  • Gold Leaf Notebook 11 of 12
    Gold Leaf Notebook
    Absolute brilliance! Dress up an ordinary notebook and make it a favorite with gold leaf detailing.
    Get the how-to from Eat Sleep Cuddle.
  • Gold Leaf Necklace 12 of 12
    Gold Leaf Necklace
    This darling wood beaded necklace goes from cute to chic with a touch of gold.
    Get the how-to from Very Sarie.

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