Gilded Wood Bowls

After finding these gorgeously gilded wood bowls on Anthropologie I haven't been able to shake them!  After perusing my local TJ Maxx I happened upon the SAME live-edge wood bowls for $10-$7 and grabbed a few to DIY! Applying gold leaf to these was challenging but added the perfect metallic detail to my coffee table setup!

What You'll Need

Live Edge Wood Bowls 

Here's How: 
1. Sand down any bumpy surfaces and wipe down with a damp cloth.
2. Apply a layer of gilding adhesive to the interior of the bowl avoiding the raw edge.
3. After adhesive has dried to a tacky consistency apply gold leaf sheets with a large soft brush (my sheets often broke around the corners so I overlapped and applied the gold leaf in pieces) 
4. Brush off any extra gold leaf and apply a thin coat of decoupage to seal the gold leaf and protect it from scratching. 

Gorgeous right? Make a set for a friend for a handmade gift or style in your holiday tablescape! 

xo Lindsey Crafter 

1 comment

  1. I like the contrast of the natural wood against the gold, beautiful!


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