Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All That Glitters

Thanks to the mother, the front door is sporting yet another new look. In spite of myself, I like it! Can you tell the difference? Here's the door before.


Notice how the leading kind of disappears into the background? That has always bugged the mother.

So she decided to do something about it. She bought this little bottle of gold leaf stuff at Michael's the other day. I had no idea what her plans were for it at the time. That's the thing about the mother, you can never be completely sure just what she'll get up to next!


No foiling, which was something I had always thought was an essential part of the leafing process, so I was quite surprised. You just brush this stuff on like regular paint.




She says it goes on easy. And I was impressed with how quickly it dried. What do you think of the end result?
At first, I wasn't real sure about it. (That's often the case. I'm weird like that.) But the minute she put this gold wreath on the door, the color seemed to leap out. I was instantly sold.

She's pleased with the final product-- and anxious to do the other side. That's going to have to wait, however, until the temp goes up a bit.

16 comments:

Mama Martha said...

I love the new look. The Mother has had a great idea this time.

kspinning said...

I am like you, I would have been skeptical, but wow! looks great! Go Mother!

CD said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
CD said...

I need The Mother to stay with me for a few weeks. I need a transfusion of her creative juices.

Liz said...

Wow! The door looks great. The leading really pops now. Kudos to The Mother!

Jayne said...

It looks really good. I have to admit, though, that I looked at the "after" photo three times thinking that she also painted the diamond-shaped panes green before I finally realized it's the wreath showing through. Duh.

MonkeyGirl said...

Wow - Awesome! Now if you can only convince her to take the white paint off the outside of the door....

Vicki said...

What a difference! I wasn't even sure what you were talking about first, but after I saw the second pictures I could definitely tell.

TWB said...

WoW! Thanks for the post! This is gorgeous! I never knew . . .

Karen Anne said...

Totally awesome.

NV said...

Martha -- Thanks! She sure did.

kspin -- Thanks! She definitely has her moments. :-)

CD -- What time would you like her? And would you like a cat for a while, too? Consider it a play toy for Megan.

Liz -- Thanks! She has her game on this week ...

Jayne -- HAHA! Yeah, that's the outside wreath. I did a double-take, too, so don't feel bad!

MG -- Unfortunately, the white paint is here to stay. Maybe I'll like it better once the leading is gold ... maybe.

V -- Isn't it funny how it makes it show up? I'm thinking we need to keep the gold wreath up year round. :-)

TWB -- Thanks. I know! I always thought leafing was an ordeal, too. This stuff is pretty awesome though!

KarenAnne -- Thanks!

Brenda said...

Very creative! Wish I had a little more talent that way, but thanks for the ideas!

Jenners said...

Visiting from BPOTW ...

WOW! What a simple little thing but it makes such a huge difference! The Mother is a genius!

NV said...

Brenda -- the mother is definitely very creative. She can "see" things, a gift I don't have.

Jenners -- Thanks! I think it has made quite a difference. And yeah, the mother is a pretty smart cookie. :-)

Oh2122 said...

That is SO COOL!

I love when crafty inspiration hits!

somebody said...

酒店經紀人,菲梵酒店經紀,酒店經紀,禮服酒店上班,酒店小姐,便服酒店經紀,酒店打工,酒店寒假打工,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工經紀,制服酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工,酒店經紀,制服酒店經紀,酒店經紀