{at the office | diy : gilded notebooks}




. . . have gold-leafed many things, including, even, the coffee table, and yet, somehow, had never thought to cover favourite notebooks in perfect dashes of gold . . .


{p.s.} in case you missed, weekend links x


[this gold-leaf kit was used /// how-to instructions here /// all images via eatsleepcuddle. /// discovered via creature comforts]

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  • Beautiful! My most favorite color combo!

  • OMG! Thank youfor this info, but tell me one more thing…I have a classic Baker iron coffee table, 48 inch square, glass top. I want to paint the metal, which is dark verdigris/blackish and turn it to gold leaf. I’m pretty nervous to start doing it as I don’t want it to be cheesy, I’ve had this table for 36 years and it has served me well! Would you use this same method for painting metal? Am I making a mistake? Just ready for a little more glam after looking at the photos of Plaza Athenee!

  • rondaroush — for the coffee table, i began with a glass top that was clean, and then used this gold leaf spray adhesive:

    to spray directly on the glass, a small working section at a time

    i then carefully applied the sheets of gold leaf [you can use genuine gold leaf or imitation, also known as dutch gold leaf], one at a time, using a soft, dry paint brush to smooth out each sheet, and brush off any debris

    after the entire glass surface was covered, i used a protective coat of sealer, which is required “to insure durability of the leaf, particularly in high traffic areas or for heavy use objects and furniture”; mine was a spray

    please let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck!



  • I love these! Neon pink and gold are so gorgeous together!

  • Wow, what gorgeous notebooks! I love the gold touches. x

  • Such a clever and pretty DIY, Roseline! I must attempt this soon xx

    Camille @ the wild fleur

  • Love that DIY, i’m going to do that to my moleskins!

  • RondaRoush said...

    Back to the coffee table, what gold leafing products/method for that? It’s my next project!

  • So perfect…what a way to bring glamorous to the office!

  • Gorgeous :)

  • What a great idea! :)

  • They’re so pretty! I love these!

  • These are beautiful! I want one!

  • How. Incredibly. Stunning. I love gold-dipped anything! You should totally Etsy these!

    La Petite Gigi

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