In another case of something in the house where we love the shape but don’t love the style, (see lamps!) there was a switch plate cover near the front door that is ceramic, nicely made and a great shape. In a grand experiment, I decided to silver leaf it! This was my first real silver leafing project, but I”m happy with the results.
Silver leafing is fairly easy — you just put some adhesive on the surface, lay the silver leaf paper over it, rub it like a transfer and there you go! It took several sheets of silver leaf and I finished it with some spray adhesive. I left it with some unfinished spots and crackles to give it an old look. And I really like the way it looks against the green wall.