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Silver Leaf Console Table

BY MARTIN AMADO ON FEBRUARY 5TH, 2018

Metallic finishes have been a big trend in design for a few years now and its popularity seems to continue to grow with the mixing of golds, silvers, bronzes and lately rose golds – in everything from furniture to accessories. The shiny finish adds an immediate touch of sparkle and glam to any space and works in every decor style.   

 

Do you have a dated table that you possibly wanted to get rid of? Wait! By giving it a furniture facelift you can update the look and turn it into a statement piece in your home. This was the case with the console table.  I purchased a packet of silver leaf sheets at my local craft store and created a panel on the table top leaving a 1” border all the way around. The border was done by masking off the edge with painter’s tape, which protected the surface from any glue that will otherwise cause the silver leaf sheet to adhere. This project could not have been anymore simpler.  

The look is very high-end for less! The console table can be used in an entryway, living room or even as a desk by adding a lamp and an upholstered chair. The best part is it will be a one-of-a-kind piece created by you.