Yesterday I spent less than 10 minutes adding a gold edge to the stack of large plates that's on the top shelf in the dining room. It's not terribly apparent, but you can see how subtly pretty it looks in this picture:
These are just cheap plates that I got at Walmart years ago. We never even use them; they just sit up here as a base for the vintage dessert dishes that are sitting on top of them.
I bought a Krylon gold leafing pen the other day and used it to give these plates their edge.
It was ridiculously simple- I even left them all stacked. I just set them on top of some wax paper and used it to rotate them so I could go all the way around their edges with the pen.
I went over them twice because one coat wasn't quite enough. They aren't perfect but imperfection is character, right?
I'm now looking around for what else I can use my gold leafing pen on- it was so quick and easy to use!