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How to Apply Silver Leaf to a Vanity

Learn how to transform a vanity from plain to modern using a silver leaf technique.

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silver leaf transforms vanity from plain to modern
  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Apply the Primer and Top Coat

Coat the vanity surface with primer, then allow to dry.

Apply a coat of latex paint for the topcoat and allow to dry.

Step 2: Apply the Silver Leave Squares

Next, apply silver leafing glue. Allow the glue to dry until it's sticky to the touch.

Use a wood block to apply the individual squares of silver leaf to the vanity wall area.

Touch up any open patches with silver, then brush away the excess.

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