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Paper Mache Deer Head
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
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
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
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
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

Lucky Gold Elephant

Lucky elephant

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all having a great week!

I have kindly been invited to participate to the Collectively Creative Lucky edition hosted and created by the lovely Kelly from Cobwebs, Cupcakes and Crayons . Please, let me explain to you what this is all about: it’s a group of different bloggers who write a post around the same subject “lucky” and we all publish a post on the same day. I am very happy to be part of this great and creative team. Today’s topic is the Lucky edition, it is perfect for the upcoming St-Patrick’s Day! I can’t believe we are already halfway through March and St-Patrick’s day is just around the corner!

Ever since I can remember, my mother had elephants around the house, either as an adornment for a space or as a piece of jewelry. She always used to say; an elephant in the room brings luck when the trunk points up towards the sky. Over 13 years ago, after a long day at work, I was walking downtown, window shopping when all of a sudden I saw this small shop with different wooden elephants of various sizes, I thought of my mom and knew I had to get her one of those for her upcoming birthday. I ended up getting her this one foot and a half black leather elephant. She loved it very much and remained in our family living room for several years. Since then, my mom gave me back her leather elephant as a gift when hubby and I bought our house a few years ago for good luck.

Lucky elephant

Today, this post is about lucky, coincidentally one of the oldest symbols of good luck is the elephant and it is also my mother’s birthday. This is the gift I will be giving her today; our lucky family elephant revamped using gold leaf.

Please let me share with you, how I went about doing it:

To start the project, we bought two packets of “gold leaf” Art_Minds at Michael’s, each packet contains 25 sheets, it was barely enough to finish this one foot and a half elephant:

Lucky elephant art minds gold leafs feuilles dorees

Then I had to clean the elephant with a dry cotton cloth, if you try this project, please make sure to remove all the dust from every surface to ensure a smooth finish. Before you can start applying the gold leafs on the surface of the elephant, you will need to apply a metal leaf adhesive with a small brush. According to the instructions, you will need to wait about 45 minutes before applying a gold leaf but I didn’t, I only waited about 5 minutes until the surface became tacky. It worked just fine. I recommend using a spray metal leaf adhesive if you will be working with larger and uneven surfaces.

Lucky elephant metal leaf adhesive size

This is a picture of the metal leaf adhesive used:

Lucky elephant metal leaf adhesive size

 

The gold leaf sheets in their original package, each one is separated by a silk sheet (I am keeping these silk sheets because they might come in handy in another project):

Lucky elephant art minds gold leafs feuilles dorees

I started by applying the first coat of metal leaf adhesive, only then realizing, I had put too much on one small surface:

Lucky elephant metal leaf adhesive size

I had to spread out the excess adhesive with the brush and waited for about 5 minutes before applying the gold leaf to the elephant’s back:

Lucky elephant metal leaf adhesive size

This is how my first gold leaf looks on the elephant’s back, it didn’t look very promising at first. Then, I thought to myself:

  • I ruined it!
  • What I am doing?
  • Did I just waste $40?
  • I destroyed our family elephant!
  • Never mind, let’s move on!

Lucky elephant art minds gold leafs feuilles dorees

 

See, in the picture below what I’m talking about? It doesn’t look great, it looks scary. After, I applied the first gold leaf, I started applying more metal leaf adhesive to the trunk of the elephant. While doing this process, I was scared of ruining this elephant that has been in our family for over a decade:

Lucky elephant art minds gold leafs feuilles dorees

After several hours, OK let’s be honest here, after 5 hours of smelling glue and applying two packets of gold leafs to this enormous elephant, this is how it turned out, prior applying the final coat of sealant:

Lucky elephant

This is the metal leaf sealer, I used to finish and protect the elephant, the packaging is very similar to the adhesive, almost bought the same product twice:

Lucky elephant

When you open the metal leaf sealer, it looks just like glue, apply it with a small brush to the surface, this step will protect your new project:

metal leaf sealer

This is how our lucky family elephant was transformed, now it really catches the eye when you enter the room. By the time, you will be reading this post, this lucky gold elephant will already be in my mom’s hands as it is her birthday today. Happy Birthday mom! Hope you like your gift.

Lucky elephant

This is a close-up picture of the trunk of the elephant:

Lucky elephant

This is a close-up picture of the back of the elephant and this is how my mom used to position it in her living room for luck:

Lucky elephant

Here is my son, curious as always, trying to grab the elephant. I’m glad it was protected with a sealer if not the gold leafs would’ve start coming off:

Lucky elephant

Of course, our dogs were as curious as our little one and wanted to see what the buzz was all about. This is Angel next to the elephant, you can see from this picture how tiny our little Angel is:

Lucky elephant with Angel our dog

This is Damon;our other tiny curious dog, I wasn’t able to get a better picture of them on the floor, they kept moving and Damon was a bit scared of the gold elephant:

Lucky elephant and Damon our dog

Hope, you enjoyed this tutorial and like how this project turned out.

Have you ever used gold leafs before on any projects? I’d love to hear about it.

While on the subject of lucky and St-Patrick’s day, I went out of my comfort zone in home DIY projects for an upcoming post and dabbled with making jewelry; a lucky bracelet. I can’t wait to show you the pictures.

Please make sure to pay a visit to these lovely posts from these creative bloggers for more Lucky ideas! Here is a link to each of one of their post:

Jell-O Shamrocks: A Kid’s Lucky Snack – (Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons)
A Lucky Save! – (Pillows A-La-Mode)
The many meanings of “lucky” – (The Thing About Joan)
Keep Calm and Pinch On – (A Ponytail Kind Of Day)
Hello, 6 – (Joy, Lovely Joy)
Luck o’the Irish for Easter!  – (Minerva’s Hand)
Asian Cucumber Salad – (Inspire and Indulge)

Thanks again for stopping by!

Ingrid

sharing this week at Lauren’s if it’s not a baroque  please go and visit!

The Lucky Edition Logo March 2013

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  • ohlidia says:

    Wow Ingrid! Your Lucky Elephant is just gorgeous in gold! I think I like him better that way. I’ve never worked with gold leaf before, but what a great idea. Congratulations on your guest post and a Happy B-Day to your mom!

    March 13, 2013 at 10:10 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lidia for you sweet comment! I prefer this elephant in gold too (in black it was looking too old) & thank you for wishing my mom a happy b-day 🙂 & hope you are having a great day as well!

      March 13, 2013 at 10:15 am
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    It’s beautiful, Ingrid! And I just love the story behind it!

    March 13, 2013 at 10:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you so much Katherine! 🙂 my mom LOVES elephants!

      March 13, 2013 at 10:16 am
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    What a beautiful post. I love that you and your mom have shared this elephant through the years and that it has provided good luck during different points of your lives.
    Kenley

    March 13, 2013 at 10:37 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kenley! 🙂 I’m happy you liked it! I still can’t believe this one foot and a half is still with us and has been lucky for my mom and I in different ways! also glad my mom loved it and liked having it back at her house!

      March 13, 2013 at 10:48 am
  • A Ponytail Kind of Day says:

    The elephant came out great, I have been afraid to try it, now I will have to pick some up 🙂

    March 13, 2013 at 10:41 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much! 🙂 It was fun to do but it took several hours to complete and got very messy! But don’t be afraid to try it, give it a try by maybe starting with a smaller object? 🙂 it will transform your project!

      March 13, 2013 at 10:50 am
  • Kristin @ bliss-athome.com says:

    You joined the gold animal bandwagon! How fun! xo Kristin

    March 13, 2013 at 11:05 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Kristin! 🙂 Yes, I did and when I went to pick up the gold leafs at Michael’s I thought of you and Priscilla 🙂

      March 13, 2013 at 11:14 am
  • Leah says:

    Your gold leaf revamp looks amazing! I love that you have this fun little trinket in your family and that it gets passed around for good luck. I’ve never used gold leaf before but you’ve definitely inspired me!

    March 13, 2013 at 11:22 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Leah! you always leave the nicest comments 🙂 love that you called it “fun little trinket” because this elephant is so big! I’m also happy this has inspired you and I know if you give it a try it will look great (love your DIY projects)

      March 13, 2013 at 11:53 am
  • Kelly (Cobwebs, Cupcakes And Crayons) says:

    What a lovely birthday gift for your mom, Ingrid! I can totally relate to that “what did I just do? did I ruin it?” panic of crafting. But it turned out beautifully! I love how long it’s been in your family and that it keeps getting passed back and forth…

    March 13, 2013 at 11:40 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Kelly! 🙂 her birthday is today but I gave it to her yesterday in case she would be reading this post! she loved it all over again! 🙂 It’s funny how when we start a new project we always panic in the middle of it but I’m glad this one turned out great because many times my projects have failed in the past! 🙂

      March 13, 2013 at 11:56 am
  • Joan says:

    Wow, Ingrid! What a beautiful gift for your mom! Also– happy birthday, Ingrid’s Mom!

    I’m always nervous with gold leaf — it seems so fragile and delicate and I’m..not. That sealer is a great tip.

    My daughter E has been drawing elephants everywhere as of late. She read that they are considered lucky, so now she doodles them on her homework (that cracks me up!).

    March 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Joan 🙂 happy you liked it, I was so scared of ruining it! & thank you for wishing my mom a happy b-day too! It’s true gold leaf is so fragile when you are working with them and it’s very important to seal it very well when you are done. When my son touched it I was very scared he would ruin it but he didn’t 🙂 I guess E is like my mom, she likes elephants because they consider them lucky and so do I 🙂 It’s funny that she doodles them on her homework; so cute and clever!

      March 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Aye Ca rumba! That is amazing!! It is so funny how you keep giving it back and forth to each other!! I think your Mom will be so surprised with the update…it looks completely different now! I absolutely love it! You have amazing patience and skill!!! I have never tried gold leaf but I don’t think I would have the patience for it!

    March 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! Aye carumba! 🙂 thank you Melissa for the sweet comment 🙂 Yes, I call it “recycling” just kidding! She was surprised and loved it too! iouf! Glad she loved it! Melissa, I have no patience either but it required plenty of it, too many hours smelling glue gave me a headache but it was worth it, I’m sure you could do it too but it’s better to do it when your kids are not around, I’m sure Cesar would want to touch it while you are working with it!

      March 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Many things seem to have come together – birthday, blog topic, etc. I guess you could say you are lucky. Happy birthday to mom.

    March 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Larry, I guess you are right, after I read your comment, I must say “YES” I’ve been lucky! We just came back from celebrating her birthday and it was a very nice evening. It’s funny how today’s topic was lucky and elephants somehow represent “luck” and I was lucky that she loved how the elephant looks 🙂

      March 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm
  • Time With Thea says:

    I have enjoyed all of your posts dear bloggy friend but I have to admit that this one is my favourite. You tell a lovely story, you share a wonderful unique craft and you have inspired. Thank you Ingrid. I am thinking of things I have in the house that I can use this crafting technique with. Hmmmm… Thea

    March 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Thea for these very kind words! This post was so easy to write because I didn’t have to think of what to write, the words just came out! 🙂 I’m also very happy that this project has inspired you to do something similar around the house 🙂

      March 14, 2013 at 12:26 am
  • Crystal @ 29 Rue House says:

    I love the gold elephant! Nice job!! Your son is adorable too!

    March 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Crystal! 🙂 I am glad you loved this “transformed” elephant and thanks for saying he is adorable! 🙂

      March 14, 2013 at 12:33 am
  • myhealthyohana says:

    Wow, what a transformation! I love how it came out, and it matches your decor perfectly 🙂 I’ll never think of elephants with the trunks up the same way again! Hope your mom had a great birthday!

    March 13, 2013 at 11:48 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Maura, happy you loved this transformation 🙂 I also wanted to let you know how impressed I was by your recipes shared in your blog and wanted to let you know I did try one of your recipes back in December when you guest-post for Leah a triple chocolate cranberry biscotti recipe, they were delicious and shared them with friends and family! 🙂

      March 14, 2013 at 12:49 am
      • myhealthyohana says:

        Oh thank you so much!! I really appreciate hearing feedback about recipes…I’m so glad your family and friends liked them 🙂 I had been so intimidated by biscotti, but it’s actually pretty easy!

        March 15, 2013 at 7:49 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 Oh! yes they were delicious! We bake these 3 times and were loved by everyone! Same here, I was very intimidated by biscotti but after I gave your recipe a try I realized it was easy to do! 🙂

          March 16, 2013 at 2:26 am
  • gentlestitches says:

    How lovely is the elephant! The little dogs were so sweet but your boy is just gorgeous!

    March 14, 2013 at 7:30 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you so much! 🙂 Yes, they are all sweet and my little one is so cute too! 🙂 thanks again!

      March 14, 2013 at 10:50 am
  • mtetar says:

    Very nice, and different project. Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom! I’m wishing her many more Blessed ones. Nate looks very nice being a helper is what I call him in the photo. Thanks for always sharing, Ingrid! Be Blessed, Mtetar

    March 14, 2013 at 9:30 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar 🙂 & thanks for wishing my mom a happy b-day!!! Nate, loves being around me every time I’m working on a project, he was begging to touch the elephant, we let him do it and he was happy! 🙂

      March 14, 2013 at 10:52 am
  • Allyson says:

    Wow! What a difference with the sealer! Good thing you bought that! Turned out GREAT!

    March 14, 2013 at 9:47 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thannks Allyson! 🙂 oh! yes! it made all the difference; I gave it to my mom, now she has it back in her living room and my nephew and my son are always trying to reach for it; so I’m glad I added the sealer 🙂

      March 14, 2013 at 10:54 am
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    What a great idea I never seen before a gold elephant so clever 🙂 And Happy Birthday to your Mum !

    March 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Izabel! I had seen before but much smaller, this one is very big and it looks very nice in my mother’s living room 🙂 Thanks!

      March 15, 2013 at 11:48 am
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    Wow! What an eye-catching piece! I’m so impressed with how it turned out. You would never achieve that brightness with gold spraypaint…so I think working with the gold leaf was worth all of the effort. Your mother is going to LOVE THIS. (And thanks for the fun fact about the elephant’s up-turned trunk being lucky. Never knew that!)

    March 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lauren! I’m happy you like how this project turned out 🙂 I thought about spray paint too I really wanted to try the gold leafs (a first for me!) I’m relieved it turned out well and my mom loved it too!

      March 15, 2013 at 11:52 am
  • Lara says:

    I love the story behind the elephant and I love that you keep re-gifting it to each other and I love the transformation. Job well done! And your little dude is so precious! Happy belated birthday to your mom! March 13 is a lucky day indeed. 😉

    March 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes, I guess March 13 is a lucky day! so funny that your daughter and my mom share the same birthday! thanks for wishing my mom a happy b-day! & thank you; glad you like the story behind it too!

      March 15, 2013 at 11:55 am
  • Kim (minervashand) says:

    Wanted to comment on this yesterday, but the WordPress log-in wasn’t working. Still isn’t, but will leave my message anyway! Gotta say, this is a great re-do! You really glammed up that elephant. I may have to try gold-leafing some time…you make it look easy.

    March 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! sorry to hear about your wordpress log in not working Kim, I hope you will be able to resolve this issue soon! Maybe technical support might be able to help you with this? Thank you so much, I love what you wrote “glammed up the elephant”! Trying a project with gold-leaf was not too easy but worth it and on a smaller surface I sure it will be easier! thanks again for stopping by! 🙂

      March 15, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • Neaten Your Nest says:

    I love that you share a lucky item with your mom. That’s so sweet and shows how close you are. I also love re-purposing anything, so this is great!

    March 14, 2013 at 11:40 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you, it’s very nice of you to say so! Yes we have been getting closer and closer since I had my little boy; glad to have my mom around and that this lucky item is something we share!

      March 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  • little poppits says:

    thats a great idea, my mum has always had elephants out too as they lived in India for a time, make sure you remember they have to face a window or door otherwise it’s bad luck! xxxxxxxxxxx

    March 15, 2013 at 5:38 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you Teresa for this tip, I will keep this in mind and will let my mom know about this in case she doesn’t! 🙂 & I am very happy you think this is a great idea! 🙂

      March 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Oh my goodness….that looks fun and the end result is beautiful!!!! I must admit the elephant is a lot larger than I thought.

    March 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Gabriela, happy you like the end result! it looks different! & yes, this elephant is big! ha!ha!

      March 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm
  • Linda @ Calling it Home says:

    Wow that is beautiful. I had no idea it was that big until I saw your son near it. It is HUGE. I love elephants, too. By the way, I tried to comment back to you, and you are a “no-reply” blogger.

    March 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Linda for your lovely comment! & yes this elephant is very big and takes a lot of space in my mom’s living room! I wonder why it says I am a “no-reply” blogger ? maybe because my blog was in wordpress and I don’t have a “blogpost”? thank you very much for letting me know I will see if there’s anything I can do about this!

      March 16, 2013 at 2:20 am
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Beautiful post! You are so lovely and your mom is very lucky to have you! This came out amazing. The tusk up means good luck! Very lovely!

    March 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Judy! thank you so much! you are very kind, I’m very happy you liked this post too! Btw, your cupcakes with lemon icing looked amazing!

      March 16, 2013 at 2:29 am
      • petit4chocolatier says:

        Thank you!

        March 16, 2013 at 7:39 am
        • now at home mom says:

          My pleasure Judy! thanks again! 🙂

          March 16, 2013 at 9:11 am
  • Asia @ Cape Cod Dreams says:

    What a creative idea. I love the gold elephant, it looks sooooo much better.

    March 16, 2013 at 7:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Asia! 🙂 Oh! Yes, I think so too, I am glad I used gold-leafs !

      March 16, 2013 at 9:11 am
  • Lora @ Craftivity Designs says:

    I have an elephant just like that — will have to keep this in mind! 🙂

    March 19, 2013 at 9:44 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! yes, it was a good idea 🙂 it’s worth considering it if you have one! have a great day!

      March 19, 2013 at 10:25 am
  • Linda says:

    This elephant is bigger than it looks. When you said a foot and a half I was shocked and how wonderful it turned out! Take care, Linda Please come and link again to What to do Weekends on Thursday night. Linda

    March 20, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes, this elephant is very big and it is taking a lot of space in my mom’s living room 🙂 Thank you very much for visiting! & thanks for the invite, have a great evening!

      March 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm
  • Christine Leahy says:

    I’ve always wanted to try this but have felt very intimidated! Your lucky elephant is gorg!

    April 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much! It was a fun project, it was long but not difficult! hope you will give it a try! thank you very much for stopping by Christine! 🙂

      April 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm
  • Lauren says:

    I am featuring your gold leaf elephant today on my blog. I have the exact same elephant. I painted mine pink. You will see it in my office reveal soon. Thanks for linking it up. The next party starts later today. I hope you will link up again.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

    April 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thank you so much Lauren, I am so sorry I’m replying to your lovely comment so late; I was not able to access my computer yesterday, I will go to your blog immediately. Thanks again Lauren! 🙂

      April 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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  • rita0830 says:

    WOW! What an amazing transformation! I need to gold foil something now. hmmm…. what should it be….
    If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-16.html

    July 13, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Rita! I understand what you mean, I love gold leaf and want to apply it to everything now! thanks for the invite, I will visit right away! thanks again Rita

      July 14, 2013 at 8:15 am
  • Shawna @dakotacreekchic says:

    Wow, this is fabulous…so worth the time you put into it. That is a big dose of patience :-). I bet your Mom loved it. So nice that it has sentimental value and now will be in the family for many more years to come. Great story. I would love it if you come by my blog and share your project at my first linky party…Weekend Beautiful.
    Shawna
    http://dakotacreekchic.com/weekend-beautiful-blog-party/

    July 20, 2013 at 11:36 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Shawna, it did take a lot of work but yes it was worth it, my loved it and I wouldn’t mind having one like this in my house too! 🙂 Thank you for the invite, just linked up to your party! 🙂

      July 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm
  • Adventures Of Living says:

    Hello Ingrid,
    I love this little accent and the fresh colors you have it with this is magazine worthy!
    Cassie

    July 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Cassie, really happy how this project turned out and ever since I’ve enjoyed working with gold leaf! thank you so much for stopping by too! 🙂

      July 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm
  • Gracie Lathrop says:

    I know this is an older post but I love it! I was hoping you could come share it and any other projects at my link party!

    http://gracelangdon.blogspot.com/2013/09/making-monday-3.html

    September 2, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Gracie and thank you for the invite to your party too! 🙂 just linked up and loved your blog! 🙂

      September 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

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