Sunday, January 8, 2012

ARTICLES DE PARIS - french dressing chest

craft competition started last week so
I stopped in to see all the project for the week and to cast my vote.
There are 12 compeditors and each week there is a required subject to work with.
The first week brought many projects using graphics from the well known site

It just so happened there was a great lingerie chest revamp that definetly stuck out in the competition.
I love a great furniture redo.
Mean while I had a dresser stuck in the corner of my work room needing a little something special.

Here's what I did to it.

And here's the image I worked with.

After altering the printout into 9 reverse sheets from the computer, trimming it, taping it together and positioning it on the drawers it took an hour and a half to burnish the transfer onto the surface.

Some of the processes I use can be seen here
My hands and arms do get sore because I don’t stop once I start because
I don't want to risk the image shifting.

I had planned to use just the transferred ink image but once the drawers were in the dresser I wanted it finished in brown, so off I went to Michaels to get the pen I needed.
Michaels has an extensive line of Sharpie Markers for all sorts of projects.

I talked about using Sharpies when I first did my TRAVEL CHEST

Once finished I sanded all the drawer faces for an aged look.

Then they get waxed and buffed.

On another note ...

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Head on over there to read all about it.

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