Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Furniture adventure

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I am currently going through a romantic phase in my life. I am all into antiques, pearls, peonies , poems and vintage finds. I am working on transforming our basement guest room into my "vintagey", romantic hideout. {Will post pics in the future} So when I spotted this dresser at my local church thrift store, I knew I could make something out of it. I liked the mirror but was not totally in love with it. It had to come off..luckily all I needed for that was to unscrew bolts behind the dresser.
Then came removing the knobs, sanding,..lots of sanding, painting with a flat interior paint ..lots of patience and the lettering. My greatest challenge was getting the graphics on the wood. Thanks to wonderful tutorials via, {she has a list of 12 tutorials on how to transfer graphics unto practically anything} I pulled it off. I chose to use the blender pen method. Bought a colorless blender pen from Michael's.
The quote happens to be a favorite of mine, courtesy of Oscar Wilde. I am really amazed at how much loving myself liberates and allows me to give fully too. Anyway, back to the dresser. I typed it out on my Silhouette Cameo screen, picked a font, flipped it so the letters were backwards, printed and got to work with my blender pen. Again, I would refer you to for a tutorial on how it is done. Had to fill in the quote with a paint marker after the blender pen method just to make it easier to read.
There are a lot more pics to enjoy as you scroll down the page..


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