How you can restore a $130,000 table too

Do you have expensive luxury furniture that needs a touch up? Do you have high end clients or want your own furniture to reach a high end finish? I have the absolute perfect way to do this.

My last project I did had me on edge because I was working on a table worth $130,000 in one of the highest and most luxurious mansions I have worked in. Click the video below to see inside. All of the gold you see in this home was leafed on!

This mansion had gold leafed trimming everywhere! So my client was obviously a huge fan of gold leafing. Gold leafing is melted down gold deposits that form a super thing and delicate sheet you can put on anything. They called me in to restore this table because the outer rim of it was worn down, had finger print smudges, and was dull. They needed me to restore it to a pure solid gold rim!

The outer rim was dull, smudgy, and had fingerprints in it. My client said it was "unacceptable" but when it was finished she was telling me it was "perfect" :)
The outer rim was dull, smudgy, and had fingerprints in it. My client said it was “unacceptable” but when it was finished she was telling me it was “perfect” 🙂

My crew and I took two days. one day to prep and the other day to get it done perfectly! You can restore a luxurious piece with gold leafing because gold leafing is for more luxurious furniture but it can go on anything! Leafing also comes in silver, copper, and other metallics too if gold isn’t your thing.

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The clean edge is super key!
The intricate gold design.
The intricate gold design.

We did it a more perfect and solid way because this mansion is designed more clean and perfect like. You can also do this other ways like breaking it on pieces for a distressed look.

I am teaching my summer of finishes program how to do this EXCLUSIVELY. You can only learn in there so make sure you join by clicking here if you are interested in this.

Gold leafing is an art form in itself and there is no one way to do it. It is worth all the risks and can really give a piece of furniture, moldings, trims, or frames a more interesting and elegant look.

I hope you learned a little bit more about a different finish. I also hope you can join me this summer for my summer program.

Stay gold,

Kari

2 thoughts on “How you can restore a $130,000 table too”

  1. I’ve had trouble the last couple of years finding size for gold leaf. Do you make your own or have a source? The table is exquisite.

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