Friends, I fear it’s going to be a long, messy day. A day that may end in the destruction of my sweet French chair. Death by gold leaf.
I’m obviously a complete idiot for thinking I had the chops to tackle this project. As I sit here with gold bits attached to my fingers, hair and apartment floor, I’m questioning why I didn’t hone my gold leafing skills before tackling my pretty chair. Like, why not test it out on a block of wood, or some crappy piece of furniture I didn’t care about ruining?
Impatience is surely one of Decorating’s Seven Deadly Sins, and I’m the worst sinner of all.
Bri, not gonna lie, kinda blame you for giving me advice and making me believe I could do this. OK, not really, but you make everything look so easy!
There are just so many curves and angles on this dang chair. And my clumsy fingers are not navigating the sticky gold leaf so well. Sigh.
I’m going to keep at it. I thinking layering upon layering must fix some of this disaster. I just may need to take a break and do some real work soon.
OH, And the scariest thought of all?
There are two of these chairs.
(sorry for the crappy iPhone pics, just had to share my despair)