Hey! There’s my super cute husband playing guitar in our old apartment. And that painting above him? We made it using a $24 canvas, a $8 pack of gold leaf, and a random, crusty tube of acrylic paint I had leftover from our wedding. Hidden behind the canvas? An unsightly hole for the air conditioning unit during the summer months. We needed affordable camouflage that we weren’t afraid to bump and bruise during the process of multiple installations. It worked for us.
The funny thing? We have received so many compliments on this piece over the years! My artistic skills are scant, so I give all of the credit to the allure and luster of the gold leaf. It really does something magical to a room.
This week’s "1k" collection is all about the transformative powers and warmth of gold. Enjoy!
| Photo by the lovely Lisa Rigby. |