Silver leaf lends luster to the interior of an ordinary display cupboard; it is also an accent on the doors. The pale-green base color matches the walls for a built-in effect. Crown molding and polished-nickel knobs complete the look. Aluminum leaf looks almost identical to silver but doesn't tarnish.
How to Make a Silver leaf Cabinet
1. Remove the back of your cabinet and paint it silver, so any cracks in leafing won't show. Gather your supplies: silver-leafing sizing, 4-inch roller, aluminum leaf, gilder's tip brush, and a soft pig-hair paintbrush.
2. Apply sizing with roller, and let dry until tacky, about 30 minutes. Rub gilder's tip brush on your sleeve to generate static, and wave it over a square of leaf, which will rise to meet it. Hold the sheet near the surface -- it will adhere to the sizing when the gilder's tip gets close.
3. Tap the sheet into place with the dry paintbrush. Continue, overlapping squares by 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
4. Smooth edges with the dry brush.