I’ve got a little guest post to share today, enjoy a little furniture transformation!
Hey Capturing Joy readers!! I’m so overjoyed to be guest-posting here today! Kristen is one of my faves!
My name is Beth from Sawdust and Embryos, where the hubs and I talk about all things DIY (with an emphasis on furniture transformations)! We’ve also been known to mention our struggle with infertility and the joys of raising twin toddlers! It’s pretty much always a party… and we hope you’ll stop in and snoop around!
Today, we wanted to share with you one of our all-time favorite projects.
We started out with a seriously clunky dresser that our friend wanted us to beautify so she could use it as a changing table in the nursery. Here’s the dresser and the bedding she wanted us to coordinate with:
Those hefty/chunky dressers are a dime-a-dozen, and we had our work cut out for us to make this thing shine!
We started by filling those outdated carved-out designs with wood-putty, and sanding till it was perfectly smooth and flush.
Next, we primed with Kilz, and painted using Krylon Peek-a-boo. At this point, it was a VAST improvement… but still nothing special. And that just won’t do!
I took the Joel Dewberry fabric from the bedding above, and scanned and cropped around one of the flowers.
Using this image, I traced the flower onto a transparency. (You can get these at any office supply store)
Next, I used my projector to blast the image onto the dresser asymmetrically, and traced it on with a pencil.
NOTE: Almost all public libraries have these projectors that they loan out for FREE! No excuses!
I picked up some little acrylic craft paints that coordinated with the fabric.
Not a bad before/after shot, eh?
We hope that you’re inspired enough to give this technique a try for yourself!
Thanks so much for having us, and feel free to stop over to our blog Sawdust and Embryos and say hello!
Wow, what a transformation, indeed! I love anything painted colorful and bright! Thanks, Beth, for guest posting today.