Transom numbers 902, made with 23 karat realgold film, cut and installed by Designs & Signs at a private home in Washington, DC. This is a more cost effective alternative to our traditional glass gilding. It looks good but it does not have the same exact mirror look of traditional gold leaf applied by hand.
Gilded letters on a sandblasted sign for Scarlett Ash. This sign was carved by Designs & Signs many years ago. We have recently restored the painted finish and 23 karat gilded letters. Please take a moment to review our website. We have posted many other photos of our beautiful gold leaf signs and glass gilding […]
Glass gilding in Washingon, DC. Barcelona restaurant is located at 1622 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009. 23 karat double gold leaf lettering with painted black outline and protective black backup paint. An installation like this takes a full day to complete. First the outline is painted onto the glass, then the gold leaf is applied […]
Carved quarterboards for Carinya, made by Designs & Signs. Carved teak boards with hand-carved lettering. The boards and finely sanded and given many coatings of uv protective clear. We do not use varnish as it requires yearly upkeep. The letters are finished with 23 karat gold leaf. A handpainted outline is added and then the […]
Glass gilding at Shinola, a small specialty shop located in Washington, DC. 23 karat double gold leaf with a painted black outline and black backup paint. This shop is located in the popular neighborhood of Adam’s Morgan. Designs & Signs has provided glass gilding services for three different businesses on this street! If you required glass […]
Carved Quarterboards by Designs & Signs. Teak boards with incised letters carved by hand. The carved quarterboards are finished with multiple protective UV clear coats. The letters are finished by hand with 23 karat gold leaf. The letters are also outlined by hand. Please take a moment to review our website we have posted many […]