Gold Leaf on furniture can be so dramatic in the right space, especially if you pair it with black paint. I was really excited to hear a repeat client wanted me to repaint this piece with a black and gold theme. Of course, I jumped all over it! This sideboard was used as a changing table with her first baby, and how precious is it that it will be used again for her second child. It feels good to be a part of something this special.
This post contains a few affiliate links to help you find the products I use. You are not charged extra to use any of the links, but any income I make will be used for more fun projects! To see my full disclaimer, click here.
Before The Gold Leaf
To help you find the products that I used, here is a list and where you can find them for your gold leaf furniture makeovers.
- Chalky Type Paint (Black)
- Paint Brushes
- Paper Towels
- Orbital Sander
- Sanding Disc
- Gold / Silver/ Copper Leaf Sheets
- Metal Leaf Adhesive
- Soft brush
- Modern Masters Master Clear
Black Furniture With Gold Leaf
I painted the base of the sideboard with a beautiful black chalky type paint. Here’s a tip for you! Paintbrushes matter! Cling On is a great paintbrush for blending paints. It’s my go-to brush for this technique. You can find Cling On brushes HERE! Want to learn more about blending? CLICK HERE to learn how to blend like a pro on your furniture.
To get this blended paint look, while the black paint is still wet, add a light color (light gray) to your paintbrush. Then quickly started from the center and in a circular motion, blend the two paints together and gradually faded it out into the black. Learn more about blending paint on your furniture HERE.
Want to learn more about applying gold leaf on your furniture? CLICK HERE to learn about my video library of furniture finishes for gold leaf and more!
Next, apply a thin coat of the Metal Leaf Adhesive to the areas you want the metal leaf to adhere to your furniture. You will notice the glue is white with a blue hue. That’s totally normal with this glue and after it becomes tacky it will turn clear. Allowing the glue to become tacky is important for proper adhesion of the gold leaf. This will take a few minutes. Always read the direction on the glue first because other brands may require different times to become tacky.
How To Apply Gold Leaf To Furniture Video Tutorial
Sealing The Gold Leaf On Your Furniture
After the application of gold leaf on furniture, you’ll need to seal it with a topcoat to protect the gold leaf from oxidation. I recommend Modern Masters Master Clear Top Coat to keep the brilliance. It’s specially formulated for metallic finishes.
Glamorous Gold Leaf Furniture
What a dramatic change black and gold can make on furniture. Do you have a flair for all things shiny? I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and tell me all about it in the comment section below. How about a copper leaf makeover on furniture? CLICK HERE if you wanna see one of my favorites!
Until the next project… xo, Do