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Monday 26 March 2012

DIY decor ideas: Create your own silver vase.

Spread bonding agent on the area of the vase you want to cover with silver leaf. Leave for around 15 minutes, or according to the manufacturer's instructions. Lay the silver leaf on the glue and brush off excess with a dry paintbrush. When you are happy with the covering, coat the silver leaf with shellac for durability.

You will need: plain vase, silver leaf kit, small dry paintbrush, shellac (if not supplied with kit).

Time needed: 30 minutes

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DIY decor ideas: Ornate mirror frame

You can use a new or old mirror for this project. If possible, remove the mirror from its frame. If it won't come out, cover the mirrored surface with masking tape. Clean the frame of the mirror to ensure it is free of any grease and dirt and place it on some newspaper. Shake the paint can well and spray the frame with even strokes. For best results, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and keep an even distance from the frame when spraying. Leave the frame to dry before replacing it or removing the masking tape from the mirror and hanging it on the wall.

You will need: mirror and frame, newspaper, masking tape, silver or chrome spray paint.

Time needed: 30 minutes plus drying

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