In the unlikely event you read through my incredibly long double post yesterday, you'll recall I wasn't sure what to do next with the silver leafed nighstand. I had decided to step away from it for a day and have a think.
A day has passed and I'm still not sure. I do have two of these fancy mercury glass knobs waiting to be installed so thats all taken care of.
Part of me thinks - its just fine the way it is. Paint it with a couple of coats of sealer and be done with it!
The other part thinks - it sort of looks like badly applied tin foil on an crappy Ikea nightstand. It needs more moxie! Maybe a black geometric pattern painted on top of the silver? A clover pattern? Or some loose script writing to mimic the pattern on the chair fabric? Or maybe something else?
What do you think?
edited to add: The silver leaf finish doesn't look nearly this bright or flat...its just the sunglight bouncing from the window that washes it out a bit. There is texture and some of the black showing through.