hope you are doing well, the weather is changing around here, it’s officially Fall; the days are shorter and cooler just the way I like them at this time of the year. I wore my Fall boots this weekend but I was probably the only one wearing them, I can’t believe some people were still wearing flip-flops when it was chilly out there. I also wanted to thank all of you for taking time to ask about Nate and me; he is doing great, unfortunately I cannot say the same for myself. I’m not ready to share just yet but your kind words mean so much to me and have helped me stay positive. It still amazes me how bloggers can be so supportive. Please know that I also appreciate you voting for my living room over at Apartment Therapy’s September contest. It was a fun experience.
Now, let’s get back to today’s post; a tutorial on how I transformed an old lamp into this pretty copper leaf lamp; it’s perfect for my Fall living room decor. I love how it blends well with the orange accents that I have.
We are seeing ‘gold’ transformations every where and I love them but I wanted to try something different. Just like gold, a copper accessory can warm up your space and with the arrival of cooler days, it’s the perfect opportunity to try this out:
The steps of this tutorial are identical to the ones from last post when I applied ‘gold leaf’ to a canvas. You can also read a detailed tutorial on of my older posts if you wish. I will still show you the steps to follow through the following pictures and hope I have inspired you to ‘copper/gold leaf’ something you like around your home.
Here is the picture of how this lamp looked when I bought it, I used to have it in my craft room but I replaced it since with a smaller cuter one in that space:
I used :
- 20 copper leaf sheets from Art_Minds
- metal leaf adhesive
- metal leaf sealer and
- a small brush
I applied a coat of metal leaf adhesive to the base of the lamp, waited 5 minutes before applying a copper leaf sheet to it:
you can see in the picture below how it looks when you apply the first sheets, loving the new look already:
after you finish applying the copper leaf sheets, you will need to protect your finished product with the metal leaf sealer by applying it in every surface with a small brush. Touch up the places with more copper leaf sheets where it didn’t adhere. I waited 24 hours before moving the lamp around, just to make sure every surface was completely dry:
My copper leaf lamp has now found a new place in our living room. For Fall, I decided to remove the two white lamps and decided to also update my living room decor a bit by adding a copper pumpkin too:
This week, I will show you what I’ve been up to and how I’m decorating for Fall. I really hope you like it as much as I do:
Thanks again for stopping by!
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