Before and After: Silver Leafing

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In our trip to Cambodia a couple months back, we chanced upon this silver leafed mirror in one of those chic boutiques along Street 178. We have seen tons of wooden carvings in the past in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. But, none are silver leafed, they are usually in their natural brown color. 

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We love this mirror! The silver leaf gave the carved mirror a new updated look.

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Before. This is my wooden carved rack purchased from the Russian Market in Phnom Penh. It was beautiful as it is, but inspired by the silver leafed mirror we saw in that boutique in Street 178, we decided to modernize it. 

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After. We embrace the 2013 metallic trend! It makes everything look more sophisticated and modern.

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Learn how to silver leaf here. Design Sponge has a great step by step guide on silver leafing. 

Have you ever tried silver or gold leafing? Please share your before and after photos. We would like to feature them in future posts. 

Have a great new week ahead!

C & L