September 29, 2023


New Estate

Including Gold Accents To My Pink Studio Cupboards

4 min read

I do know this can be a controversial topic, and many individuals mentioned that I shouldn’t add any gold accents to the studio cupboards. However y’all know me properly sufficient to know that after I get an thought in my head, I’ve to attempt it. And I’ve envisioned gold accents on my pink studio cupboards for fairly a while now, and I wasn’t prepared to surrender on the thought.

After contemplating many various choices for including gold accents (paint pen, gold leaf, liquid gilding, and so forth.), I made a decision to attempt the Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen (affiliate hyperlink).

I figured {that a} pen can be the quickest and easiest method so as to add gold accents. I’ve used gold leaf on cupboards earlier than, and whereas it wasn’t troublesome in any respect, it was a really time-consuming challenge. It required loads of taping, two coats of adhesive to verify the leaf caught rather well, and many endurance.

When you missed out on my inexperienced and gold kitchen, you possibly can see it right here, and you’ll see the gold leafing course of right here.

However for these cupboards, I needed one thing fast and simple (not less than for now) in order that I might simply check out the thought and see if I even prefer it on the pink. Properly, because it seems, I find it irresistible! I completely love that little bit of delicate shimmer that it provides to the cupboards. Right here’s a have a look at the center part with the six drawers. The highest two have the gold accents and the remaining are plain pink.

And right here’s that part with all six drawers carried out. I really like this delicate shimmer!

The Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen is totally lovely. I chosen it after watching a couple of movies on YouTube that in contrast numerous gold pens, and this one had probably the most metallic look of all of them.

One difficulty I had is that after utilizing the pen on a number of drawers, the ink (which I’m fairly certain is alcohol ink) wasn’t flowing as freely as when the pen was new. I might inform that it had dried bits of ink within the nib.

To wash it, I pulled the nib out of the pen (it pulls out very simply)…

After which soaked it in a bit container (I used a Bai lid) of isopropyl alcohol.

I rolled the nib round within the alcohol, emptied the lid, and stuffed it with recent alcohol and did it once more. I feel I did that 3 times earlier than the nib appeared clear, freed from dried ink bits, and porous once more.

Then I dried it on a paper towel, popped it again into the pen, re-primed the pen in keeping with the instructions, and continued on with the challenge.

To get the strains as excellent as doable, I did two passes on both sides. The primary move was on the nook of the trim, and I held my hand as inflexible as doable with my ring finger on the sting of the door or drawer, and pulled the marker down the sting whereas retaining my hand in the identical place the entire method. My ring finger alongside the sting is what saved me on a straight line.

Right here’s the way it sorted that first move.

The second move was extra on high of the trim. To try this, I held the pen in order that my center finger was proper on the sting of the nib of the pen.

After which I positioned my center finger on the sting of the trim, and pulled the pen down the size of the trim. That center finger being proper up towards the nib, and proper on the facet of the trim, saved the road straight all the best way down.

Right here’s a have a look at one completed facet…

It’s so lovely and shimmery and delicate. I want y’all might see it in individual!

I’m not fairly completed but as a result of I used to be down for the depend this weekend with a chilly. However I’ll be again at it right now!

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