Including Gold Accents To My Pink Studio Cupboards

I do know it is a controversial topic, and many individuals mentioned that I shouldn’t add any gold accents to the studio cupboards. However y’all know me nicely sufficient to know that after I get an thought in my head, I’ve to strive it. And I’ve envisioned gold accents on my pink studio cupboards for fairly a while now, and I wasn’t prepared to surrender on the concept.

After contemplating many various choices for including gold accents (paint pen, gold leaf, liquid gilding, and many others.), I made a decision to strive the Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen (affiliate hyperlink).

I figured {that a} pen can be the quickest and simplest way so as to add gold accents. I’ve used gold leaf on cupboards earlier than, and whereas it wasn’t tough in any respect, it was a really time-consuming undertaking. It required plenty of taping, two coats of adhesive to verify the leaf caught very well, and plenty of endurance.

Should you missed out on my inexperienced and gold kitchen, you may see it right here, and you’ll see the gold leafing course of right here.

However for these cupboards, I wished one thing fast and straightforward (at the very least for now) in order that I might simply take a look at out the concept and see if I even prefer it on the pink. Properly, because it seems, I find it irresistible! I completely love that little bit of refined shimmer that it provides to the cupboards. Right here’s a take a look at the center part with the six drawers. The highest two have the gold accents and the remaining are plain pink.

And right here’s that part with all six drawers executed. I like this refined shimmer!

The Krylon 18kt. gold leafing pen is completely stunning. I chosen it after watching a number of movies on YouTube that in contrast numerous gold pens, and this one had essentially the most metallic look of all of them.

One situation I had is that after utilizing the pen on a number of drawers, the ink (which I’m fairly certain is alcohol ink) wasn’t flowing as freely as when the pen was new. I might inform that it had dried bits of ink within the nib.

To scrub it, I pulled the nib out of the pen (it pulls out very simply)…

After which soaked it in slightly container (I used a Bai lid) of isopropyl alcohol.

I rolled the nib round within the alcohol, emptied the lid, and crammed it with recent alcohol and did it once more. I feel I did that thrice earlier than the nib appeared clear, freed from dried ink bits, and porous once more.

Then I dried it on a paper towel, popped it again into the pen, re-primed the pen in line with the instructions, and continued on with the undertaking.

To get the traces as good as doable, I did two passes on both sides. The primary go was on the nook of the trim, and I held my hand as inflexible as doable with my ring finger on the sting of the door or drawer, and pulled the marker down the sting whereas maintaining my hand in the identical place the entire approach. My ring finger alongside the sting is what stored me on a straight line.

Right here’s the way it sorted that first go.

The second go was extra on high of the trim. To do this, I held the pen in order that my center finger was proper on the sting of the nib of the pen.

After which I positioned my center finger on the sting of the trim, and pulled the pen down the size of the trim. That center finger being proper up towards the nib, and proper on the aspect of the trim, stored the road straight all the best way down.

Right here’s a take a look at one completed aspect…

It’s so stunning and shimmery and refined. I want y’all might see it in individual!

I’m not fairly completed but as a result of I used to be down for the depend this weekend with a chilly. However I’ll be again at it as we speak!