1. The dresser was begging for a boost.
2. I've been wanting to paint a old French label on a piece of furniture.
3. Why not paint a label onto the dresser?
The weather here in the Twin Cities was fantastic this past weekend.
I was able to paint the dresser in the driveway.
(usually this time of year it's covered in ice.)
- I found the label I wanted at The Graphics Fairy.
- I printed it. Took it to a copy store and enlarged it 200%.
- I brought the dresser into my kitchen and laid it on it's back.
- I taped the copy in place then traced it with white transfer paper.
- I used left over cream interior latex paint.
- TIP: if you try this, use a LINER paint brush. It has a long small thin brush.
- I kept the original near so I could refer to it and not lose details.
- It took me about an hour and a half to paint it.
- When dry, I used a small piece of sand paper to thin in out and age it.
What I learned.
1. Next time I'll make the copy bigger to cover the whole surface.
Or put the label on the side or just coming onto the front.
2. This dresser has lots of bumpy ridges and
compensating for them would've driven me nuts.
3. The fine LINER brush was a huge help and I'm glad
I ran back to Michael's to get it.
Not bad for my first shot at it.
I've got another label in the wings.