I bought this geode while out thrift shopping several months ago and its just been sitting on a shelf in my studio ever since. I love the pink striations of the geode, but the back is kind of, well. I think its kind of ugly.
When I was Anthropologie last week, I saw several geode/agate slices displayed on tables, the edges were covered in gold. They were over $100, but it got me thinking about my sad little agate piece at home. I had some silver leaf left over from a failed bathroom project, so I decided to play around with covering the not so pretty back. For quite a bit less than $100.
I may actually display this piece somewhere now. I left the flecks and imperfect edges and only cleaned up a tiny bit here and there, with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover. I polished the side with the geode with a polishing cloth to give it a shine.
I forget about metal leafing, but it fits perfectly with all the gold and shiny home decor trends around lately. It's always fun to make something inexpensive feel a little more special and interesting.
Thank you to everyone who entered last week's giveaway for Mati's book, I really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts on painting, or not painting and wanting to get back into it. The winner is Crystal: