Gold leaf DIYs are everywhere these days and since I had a gold leaf marker left over from this project:
A few months ago I was in my basement going through a box of old childhood treasures when I came across a tray from a tea set. Trays are super trendy and can sell for upwards of $30 so when I found one in my basement that has been unused for 10 plus years I decided to update it. First I painted it white.
Here it is post paint and you’ll notice my materials that are all ready for the next phase. I was directly inspired by this image:
This is a gold leaf tray that was featured on Design Sponge last year. It is $98 – yikes! But I pinned it because I thought it had ‘DIY me’ written all over it.
I thought about doing several different patterns like herringbone or stripes but ultimately I was inspired by my surroundings, specifically my living room rug. This is probably because I was sitting on my couch while starting this project.
The IKEA Stockholm rug is sort of like color blocked stripes. I figured it would easier than doing something with diagonal lines.
I used my favorite Frog Tape to mark off my lines. You may be wondering, did I measure out my lines? The answer is NO. I am waaaay too lazy to measure and I hate math so – ‘eyeballing it’ for the win!