Monday, March 9, 2020

Gold Foil Furniture Remake

My daughter came home from her safari to a surprise 
new piece of furniture that I had painted for her.

It was a little risky doing it without consulting 
with her, but we had talked about repainting it 
for some time.  

Forgive the poor quality - but I didn't take a picture
before I began painting, but the friend who gave it 
to her had said it was a Thomasville, and this was 
the closest one I could find.  The finish was 
exactly like this.

All of a sudden on my Pinterest feed I started 
getting all of these gorgeous gold foiled furniture 
remakes, and I knew it was meant to be.  

I started by lightly sanding the piece and then priming 
it with a white paint.  I then covered it with chalk paint 
and used two colors of aqua chalk paint to make the 
ombre effect.  

I had gold foiled the dome in my living room many 
years ago, so it was fun to do it again.  You simply use 
the special adhesive and lay the foil over where you 
want it.  Then seal the foil with a special sealer 
made for foil.  

I didn't change the hardware, except for these little baubles, 
which I got at Hobby Lobby.

I just spray painted and sanded down the original 

I finished it off by stealing a few accessories 
from around her house!  

They got home late at night, but she noticed it 
right away and was thrilled with the makeover!

Thanks for taking time to stop by to 
see what fun we have been up to at
Purple Chocolat Home!

I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. OMG!!!! I love it, Jackie! Stay healthy.

  2. Stunning! What a lovely transformation. This is new to me. I bet she was thrilled.
    Love the baubles too,

  3. Wow, what a fabulous transformation Jackie! I'm sure this was a wonderful surprise for your daughter. Hope you are having a great week........

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Jackie! I am a huge gold foil fan, and love to use it in my abstract paintings~ it always adds such a beautiful pop. I also love how you used the light to dark tones of aqua for the ombre effect, gorgeous!


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