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Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
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Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
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DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest

Gold Leaf Wall art

Good evening everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week, we are all exhausted here. You might have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while or visited my favorite blogs either, that’s because I have been struggling with some issues and on top of that this week our little boy is sick and we are keeping a close eye on him. This weekend we will try to relax a bit and hope our little man will be better by then.

On a positive note however, I participated in the popular ‘Room For Color Contest‘ from Apartment Therapy. I submitted my Fall Living room and was accepted in their ‘International’ category. It would make me very happy if you would go and visit the link and vote for my living room. Please, please vote for me as your favorite room, I truly appreciate it. My entry was live on their site as of yesterday but I only had time to share this with you today due to everything that is going around here. Thanks again everyone!

Apartment Therapy room for color 2013 contest

Now, please let me also share with you a small tutorial on how I created my own art wall by using a $2.00 canvas from the dollar store, acrylic paint and gold leaf sheets:

Gold Leaf Wall art

You might remember these canvases from my living room post. I wanted to buy art for this space but I wasn’t ready to commit on anything specific yet. Maybe next year, I will try to get my hands on some of the beautiful pieces from Jen Ramos, Made by Girl for my living room:

Blue White Black Living Room Gold Leaf Wall art

Please let me share with you the steps-by-steps:

These are the tools you need to create your own:

  • - canvas
  • - gold leaf sheets (mine are from Art Minds  (Michaels Arts & Crafts store)
  • - adhesive (mine is from Mona Lisa)
  • - sealer (mine is from Mona Lisa)
  • - small brush
  • - spray paint (color gold)
  • - acrylic paint (color black)

Gold Leaf work tools Wall art

start by applying the adhesive to the desired area of the canvas where you will be applying the gold leafs:

adding adhesive to canvas Gold Leaf Wall Art

place the gold leaf sheets to the canvas and apply them gently with your fingertips:

adding adhesive to canvas Gold Leaf Wall Art

the picture below shows you how it looks when you are applying the gold leaf into the canvas:

gluing gold leaf sheets to canvas Gold Leaf Wall Art

wait a few minutes before you start applying a sealer with a brush to ensure that the gold leaf sheets don’t chip and then let it dry for at least 1 hour:

metal leaf adhesive then scealer for gold leaf sheets apply with brush

I wanted something different, so instead of working with gold leaf sheets again, I decided to spray paint the other extremity of the canvas with gold paint:

spray paint in Gold for canvas

as you can see from the next two pictures; the look of gold leaf sheets on canvas is very different than the one from gold spray paint:

spray paint in Gold for canvas and gold leaf sheets

I prefer the look and texture of gold leaf sheets on canvas, too bad the pictures don’t do the gold leaf sheets justice:

spray paint in Gold for canvas and gold leaf sheets

before I decided to add black acrylic paint to the canvas, I used the colors pink and blue, I liked it for my craft room but not for my living room. That’s when I decided to dip a medium size brush in black acrylic paint and just draw black lines on the canvas, covering the pink and blue:

Gold Leaf Wall Art DIY Project

I took a couple of pictures for you in different spots and see how different they look depending on the light and time of the day:

Gold Leaf Wall Art DIY Project

In the picture below you can really see that the top of the canvas was spray painted in gold:

Gold Leaf Wall Art DIY Project

this picture was taken in the craft room, see how bright they look against a white wall and next to the window:

Gold Leaf Wall Art DIY Project

Gold Leaf Wall Art DIY Project

Wish everyone a lovely week and please, please vote for me at Apartment Therapy today!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Ingrid

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  • ohlidia says:

    I voted for you Ingrid! Hope you win! And what lovely wall art! I think you should sell your stuff too, the way Jen Ramos does. Seen it and I think you are every bit as creative!! Glad to see you’re back and hope little Nate feels better! Have a great week Ingrid!

    September 11, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you so much Lidia, you are too sweet! :-) Thank you :-)
      Nate is still sick but doing much better than yesterday, we hope he will be his old self very soon too! :-)
      Thanks so much Lidia for your support by voting! :-) & so happy to be part of this fun contest !!! I would love to win !!! ;-)
      wish you a great week to you too!

      September 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Congrats!!! I’m believing you’re going to win. You did a great job! Blessings, Mtetar

    September 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you very much Mtetar !!! :-) & I’m really happy you liked it too! ;-)
      wish you a great week!

      September 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Get Well Soon Nate! Blessings, Mtetar

    September 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you very much Mtetar, I’m praying he will get better soon too! :-)

      September 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm
  • Amy Mayen says:

    Those are so cool! I didn’t know what gold leaf is! I wanted a closer look when you posted your living room reveal. I’m glad you showed your wall art- now I can steal all your secrets!!! I’m off to vote- you take care:)

    September 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) you are so funny Amy! :-) thank you so much for voting for me too! I really appreciate it! it’s a fun contest to participate! :-)
      & gold leaf sheets are used to decorate, you can envelop/glue small to medium items in these small sheets, it creates a beautiful finish and I really love the texture! I gold leaf one of my leather journals and it looks so different now and I love how it feels too! :-) you can get these sheets at arts and crafts stores and or a kit with instructions on how to use them too! ;-) it’s fun to do but can take a while to get it right! ;-) & yes, please steal away! hope you make your own art, you are a creative lady Amy! :-)

      September 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    I hope Nate will be better soon and that you can handle the issues that are troubling you.

    September 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Larry! :-) I hope this little one will be running around and making a mess around the house very soon too! :-)
      & thanks, these last weeks have been difficult but trying my best to be positive :-)
      Hope you are doing great too Larry, need to catch up with your latest posts as soon as possible! :-) thanks again, take care

      September 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        Sorry it’s been so rough. If you want to share, feel free to email.
        Again, sorry it has been rough.

        September 11, 2013 at 11:20 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you very much Larry! I will :-)

          September 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    Stunning, as always! You have amazing ideas, and they always turn out professional-looking :) I hope Nate is better by the time you read this, and that you have your spark back as well xxx

    September 12, 2013 at 1:09 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Jill, I really appreciate your kind words as always! :-) he’s doing a bit better this morning but I have to make sure he doesn’t have anymore fever, it’s been a long night but it’s okay, I’m just glad he’s getting some sleep and rest! ;-) thanks again Jill!

      September 12, 2013 at 8:30 am
  • Krista @ the happy housie says:

    Your art looks A-Mazing Ingrid!! Love it! Sorry to hear about your rough go – hope things are going better now:) Congrats about apartment therapy too!!

    September 12, 2013 at 1:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you Krista, I wanted to add gold and black in this space and I loved that I didn’t have to spend much to create my own art ;-) glad you liked it & thanks Krista, staying positive here and hope things will get back to normal soon :-)
      so happy to be part of the AT contest, thank you! :-)

      September 12, 2013 at 8:33 am
  • gentlestitches says:

    Hope you have a good weekend and the little man is soon feeling 100%! I voted!

    September 12, 2013 at 5:15 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Sharon :-) yes, hope by then he will be himself ;-) & thank you so much for voting for me YAY! I appreciate it very much! YAY! ;-)

      September 12, 2013 at 8:36 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    test

    September 12, 2013 at 6:37 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Hi Ingrid! Sorry to hear you have so much going on! I hope things get on the right track again soon! I love your art! I also love your living room and voted!

    September 12, 2013 at 6:38 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ;-) oh! thank you very much Melissa! :-) I’m so happy you voted for me & that you liked this easy to do wall art too! :-)
      & thank you, yes, I’m hoping things will get better soon too, hope you are doing great too!

      September 12, 2013 at 8:38 am
  • Julia @ cuckoo4design says:

    I will head on over to AT now. Good luck!
    I so hope that things will get better for you.
    I love your canvas art and pin it!

    September 12, 2013 at 7:12 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Julia & also for voting for me YAY!!! :-) I’m so happy to be part of this fun contest! ;-)
      & thanks so much for Pinning this DIY project too! really happy you liked it :-)

      September 12, 2013 at 8:40 am
  • kristinfrombliss says:

    Pretty! I love gold and black together! xo Kristin

    September 12, 2013 at 7:45 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Kristin! :-) I love it very much this pretty combo!

      September 12, 2013 at 8:42 am
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Hi Ingrid what a lovely work of art, very beautiful, I am sure that you are going to win :-)
    I hope that Nate is better now, so you will have your little helper !!

    September 12, 2013 at 8:36 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Izabel ;-) I would really love to win but I have to admit the other submissions are pretty awesome! ;-) & I love that ‘little helper’, you are right, hope he will be helping me soon :-) thanks again Izabel!

      September 12, 2013 at 8:49 am
  • House@heart says:

    Love love hour art!! Seriously killer, always loved and will love black, white and gold!!
    Off to vote now!!
    Ozana

    September 12, 2013 at 9:28 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you so much Ozana! oh! yes, I knew you would love this, I know how much you love gold too! :-)
      thanks Ozana for voting, I appreciate it! ;-)

      September 12, 2013 at 9:35 am
  • Jesse @ Scout & Nimble says:

    The gold leafing is incredible! If the pictures do not do it justice, I cannot imagine what it looks like in person! Love it! I hope things are going better for you, too! ;)

    September 12, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you very much Jesse! I really love gold leaf; I wish I could use it on everything! ha!ha! & yes it looks so much better in person; I love the texture very much! :-)
      thanks Jesse! :-)

      September 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm
  • HomeforNow says:

    Love the gold leaf! Going to vote for your room now!

    Michelle

    September 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Michelle :-)

      September 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm
  • Inspire Me Heather says:

    Your wall art looks great and perfect in that beautiful room!

    September 15, 2013 at 7:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Heather! I’m really happy I choose to create these for this space; glad you liked them too :-)

      September 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm
  • craftivitydesigns says:

    I voted!! Your art looks great too! Hope your little boy is feeling better soon.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much for voting, I really appreciate it & yes, Nate is doing much better, now he only has a running nose! ;-)

      September 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    You are so creative! These are BEAUTIFUL!

    September 17, 2013 at 11:16 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you so much Gabriella!

      September 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • cassie says:

    LOVE this, ingrid! gold makes everything better! :) love what you created- so chic!

    September 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Cassie! I love that ‘so chic’ !!! :-)

      September 19, 2013 at 9:59 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Hi Ingrid!

    I’m believing all is well especially with Nate now. kind regards to all.

    Blessings,
    Mtetar

    September 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar, yes my little Nate is feeling much better but I still have to keep an eye on him! :-)
      Thanks again Mtetar, hope you are doing well too! :-) take care!

      September 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm
  • Leslie Lambert says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, and adds so much to the room. Great job! I would love for you to share this on Create It Thursday #20…it’s live now!

    September 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Leslie :-) & thanks for visiting too!
      just linked up to your party & glad to have visited your blog as well, always fun browsing and reading a new blog! :-) thanks again for the invite!

      September 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  • Maria B says:

    These are so pretty and they look perfect on your wall! Thanks so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week, the party is live at 6 am est.
    Happy Thursday
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/

    September 19, 2013 at 6:13 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Maria! very glad you liked this DIY wall art too! :-)

      September 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  • Linda @ Calling it Home says:

    This is fantastic! I am on my way over to vote. I hope your son is better soon.

    September 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you so much Linda, so happy you voted today! :-) it’s a fun contest, I am not winning but it sure was fun to participate! :-) & yes, Nate is feeling much better, just having a lot of sleepless nights lately but I’m sure soon everything will be back to normal! :-)

      September 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm
  • Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog says:

    Ooh so pretty! Love the gold and black– very classy! Congrats on being accepted into the Apartment Therapy contest! Heading over to vote now! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

    September 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Abby! & thank you so much for voting for me too! :-) I appreciate it very much Abby! :-)
      Hope you had a great weekend with your little ones too!

      September 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm
  • Brandi says:

    I’m headed over to voted for you right now. Good luck in the contest. Hope your little one is feeling much better.

    September 22, 2013 at 9:21 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Brandi :-) & yes, Nate is doing great now, we were so scared last week but now he’s back! :-)
      & thanks for voting too Brandi, very kind of you :-)

      September 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm
  • Amy @ Homey Oh My! says:

    SO gorgeous! I’m CRAZY for gold ;)

    September 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Amy! I’m crazy for gold too; I want to ‘gold leaf’ everything around here! ha!ha! :-)

      September 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm
  • DeDivahDeals says:

    Very nice, I’ll head over and vote for you. Good luck and Congratulations on your Good Neighbor Nomination and enjoy the first week of Autumn.

    September 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Antionette for visiting and for your vote too! :-)
      I’m very happy you are stopping by from your ‘Good Neighbor Nomination’ what a sweet idea Katherine had :-)
      Hope you will enjoy these first days of Autumn too! :-)

      September 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Hi Ingrid!

    I’m believing Nate is feeling more better now. I just thought to stop by and congratulate you for your nomination of The. Good Neighbor Award. Blessings, Mtetar

    September 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Hi Mtetar, thank you so much! & yes, Nate is doing so much better; he is back to his old self; strong, healthy and running around :-)
      thanks again Mtetar, hope you are doing great :-)

      September 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm
  • jarrahjungle says:

    Wow this art looks like something you’d be in an art gallery! So unique with the gold and the stripes. Great job :)

    September 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you so much! what a sweet comment! :-) & thanks for the visit too! :-)

      September 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm
  • Cristina@remodelandolacasa says:

    Totally Awesome, I love your art and the whole room, of course! Heading over to give you my vote ;)

    September 24, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thanks so much Cristina!!!
      I really love the art in this space too and thanks so much for voting for my living room, I really appreciate it! :-)
      thanks again!

      September 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    Congrats on the honor of getting accepting to the apt. therapy color contest! Off to see if voting is still open so I can cast my vote in your favor. Also, you know I love DIY art and this is SUPER cool, girl! I love the contrast of the black, white, and gold. I SO need to try gold leafing…that’s it! Thanks for the inspiration, friend. Hugs to you and your family!

    September 25, 2013 at 6:58 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you so much Lauren! you are always so kind and sweet to me! thank you, I do hope you know I appreciate your words very much! :-) So sorry I have been absent lately (I have been dealing with some issues and unfortunately blogging has taken a back seat) but I will make sure to stop by my friend I haven’t forgotten about you! :-) & thanks again for the AT contest! I appreciated it very much! :-) sending many hugs to you too Lauren! :-)

      September 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm
  • thecapeonthecorner says:

    that looks amazing! the black and white reminds me of a voice printout, you know what I mean?

    September 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much and yes I know exactly what you mean, thanks for making me see that, now I would love to recreate something similar on bigger scale :-)

      September 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm
  • April Tuell says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this post at last weeks Saturday Spotlight on Angels Homestead!

    Hope to see you again this week!

    April

    September 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much April :-)

      September 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm

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