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Brass Leaf transfer on to Ornate Mouldings

We love taking something plain and drab to the next level. In this blog we will show you how to brass leaf transfer and succesfully age ornate mouldings on your furniture.

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ornate moulding painted red

In this blog we will be showing you a step by step guide of how to brass leaf transfer and succesfully age ornate mouldings on your furniture or within your home.

Sherry found a rather plain table and added a orante moulding to the side. First step was painting Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a mix of Emperor's Silk and Burgundy to paint the legs and base. Then she painted the table top in Country Grey this contrast in colour is to really help make that red stand out!

Step two, was to paint the ornate moulding (only) in one coat of Annie Sloan Gold Size. This must then be left 15 minutes or so, until it goes a transparent blueish colour.

After taking out a sheet of the Annie Sloan Brass Leaf Transfer, she then carefully applied over the ornate moulding. Now using a small stiff brush to push in the brass leaf to all the nooks and crannies just to ensure the leaf covers all the surfaces.

Ornate Moulding Brass Leaf Transfer
brass leaf transfer on ornate mouldings

When all completely dry it is time to add a little Dark Wax using a small Wax Brush. This was applied to “age” the moulding and create the antique look that suits this piece of furniture. You can find out more about this technique if you click here.

Brass leaf ornate moulding step by step
Emperors Silk Gold Table

Final stage is to add a Clear Wax coat to the entire table to make sure everything is sealed!

Then here we have the finished table, turned from a rather indistinct piece of furniture to a real beauty to catch your attention and draw the eye to it's embelished moulding.