I decided to take a go at this trend, and transformed a boring Bombay Co. hall table, to a chic, trendy show stopper that's already getting a ton of attention at The Painted Bench Oakville.
I started off by using painters tape and taping off the legs about half way. Next, I painted on Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Foil Size. I just used an old chip brush. The stuff is stiiiiiicky, and there is no point in trying to save your brush!!! I let it dry for an hour, and next, I cut a fair size piece of gold foil and pressed onto the sticky surface. It comes right off. Super easy! I wanted the legs fully covered, so I repeated the whole process a second time to make sure I got full coverage with the gold.... I did the same thing to the handles!! The foil needs a top coat to be sealed, so I used General Finishes Top coat in Satin.
I'm very happy with how this piece turned out. I think it's awesome and I'm now totally hooked on gold foil. I want to gold dip everything!!!