My Own Version Of Gold Gilding Without The Mess!

Have any of you tried gilding a project?  It’s not that it’s that difficult but it’s very time consuming and when I am doing a large project for a client I try to be time sensitive.  I like to keep the costs down.  I needed to find a way to replicate gold gilding for a piece as requested by a wonderful repeat client.   Before I give you the recipe, I’ll show you a few photos so you can see what you think.

My Version Of Gold Gilding Without The Mess ~ Vintage Street Designs





SAM_0750To make the gold, I used CeCe Caldwell’s Paints California Gold and  Cinco Bayou Moss.  The mix looked great but didn’t have the sparkle I needed so  I added some Martha Stewart Living Metallic paint.   The combination turned out perfectly and I labeled it Kim’s Gold (after my client)!

SAM_0760Other paint colors used: Seattle Mist, Vintage White and Young Kansas Wheat.  Then I wet distressed and finished with a coat of clear wax and dark aging cream mixture.  This beauty can be found for sale at Scottsdale Market Place.  Just ask for The W House. 

Until next time ~

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  1. Love it! I’ve done similar “golf leafing” on some items and it’s a great short-cut. I’m sure it will sell quickly.

    • Thanks Heather! Actually…I just got word last night that it has SOLD! Whoohoo! This color combo seems to be a winner!!! 🙂

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