I was thumbing through a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living when I saw the cutest little leaf dish. It is available for purchase at Macy's for the not-so budget friendly price of $48. Here is my inspiration.
You know when you see something and a little light bulb just goes off in your head? I had one of those moments when I saw this. I have had a clear leaf dish sitting on my end table for quite some time. I actually tried to sell it in a yard sale last year but no one bought it so back to the end table it went. I've had this little dish for so long that I can't even tell you how much I paid for it. I do know it came from Goodwill (like pretty much everything else in my house). Here she is in her sad, boring before state.
I decided to try brushing on some Liquid Leaf to see if I could replicate the Martha Stewart leaf. I didn't even know if you could put Liquid Leaf on glass but figured I didn't have anything to lose. I tried to get rid of the thing for goodness sakes!.The Liquid Leaf came from Hobby Lobby and it was right under $6. Disclosure: it doesn't smell the best and it's a pretty powerful smell so use in a well ventilated area. Also, to clean your brush you are supposed to use a product called xylene. Seeing as how I didn't have any xylene and a bottle of it was around $18, I decided to just buy a $1 paint brush and throw it away afterwards!
The liquid leaf was SUPER easy to use. I just brushed it on and waited for it to dry. And best part of all? I LOVE the results. New life has been breathed into my little leaf dish and now it will proudly return to its spot on my end table. I only painted the bottom of the dish as that's where all of the details were. I took a q-tip and painted the lip on the dish. Take that Martha!!
The top side
And a few closeups so you can see just how beautiful my little leaf is now!
Isn't she beautiful now?