I woke up this morning and thought - ok what'll I write about today ?
And then it dawned on me.............
This blog is supposed to be about furniture makeovers, isn't it LMHO !!!
All of last week took up givesaway and I WANNA live there Wednesday - and because I have the memory of a gold fish ....................
Here we go...............this is the best before I can find of this.
I decided to paint it with Annie Sloan Pure White- but because this little dresser doesn't have any details at all - it looked very blah...............so I decided to add a little pizazz by using a graphic from the
The Graphics Fairy
Here's what I chose ( been loving this particular one for a lonnnng time and was so happy to find the perfect piece to use it on !!! )
cut it down to size
and applied it to the drawer fronts with Artisan Transfer Gel - I brushed the printed side with the gel -
turned it over - placed it where I wanted to go - brushed the gel on the top side and let it dry dry dry
( the MOST important part of the procedure really ) DO not attempt to do this before 4 hours )
you can quicken it up by blowdrying it - but personally I find it best to just let it dry on it's own.
PRETTY SCROLLS ALL IN A ROW
I didn't take any photos of the next step - you can check out my tutuorial HERE if you'd like to see that part
( warning - it's not pretty )
The graphic was a little light for this particular dresser - I wanted the black to really pop - so I went over the entire scroll work with my black sharpie - I may have overdone it - not sure - but this one is being used
as MY end table so it's ok if it's not perfect lol
I'm putting this one in just to make you think your eyes are going on you !!!
Meet the Guinea Pig !!! This little dresser has been changed out so many times that it's become my testing
dresser for any new thing I want to try out.................
You were expecting knobs too?
I'm really not sure what I'm doing for knobs - so for now this is all ya get LOL
Update - handles are on !!!
Not sure if those are the ones that will stay - but they're the ones I have for now :)
Have a wonderful Sunday all!
Did anyone notice my new water mark?
Does anyone think I should do a tutorial on it - or is that so 2012???
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I've got a knob that lives here that I can send you!ReplyDelete
Cute little piece, Suzan! xo Diana
I did a double take to see if you had invisible (clear) knobs and then I finished reading. :) It looks great re-made and it's not a plain jane anymore!ReplyDelete
Nice work, Suzan!
I wondered about the knobs too.ReplyDelete
B E A U T I F U L - by switching bedrooms, I have 3 pieces of furniture that need painting. Maybe I will try a graphic this time.
Looks fabulous, nice work!!! VReplyDelete
Love how you changed a ho-hum chest of drawers into a WOW piece!!!ReplyDelete
She's pretty...I wonder what you'll dress her in next week??? xoxoReplyDelete
Susan you forgot to finish one curve on the top drawer, still it is gorgeous!!!!ReplyDelete
I was waiting for someone to notice that Nina LMHO - I only noticed it after I posted the photos!!!Delete
It's lovely, Susan!ReplyDelete
Oooo...off to read the tutorial! I love the graphics fairy. I do my Market posters for facebook with her graphics!ReplyDelete
I love your table too...I have a guinea pig piece too. Can't even remember how many times it's been painted, poor thing!
Oh my! What a beautiful ooh-la-la you did Suzan!!Love it!ReplyDelete
Suzan! I love this! So fun! Now I don't know whether to use that graphic on my armoire or to just copy you flat out on my little 3 door dresser! Hmmm..I'll think about it! Love your watermark and I always say do a tutorial because there are new people starting up blogs all the time and you might save them a search!ReplyDelete
I'm surprised that in all of the furniture tips I've gotten NO ONE told me I should have a guinea pig piece! Thank you! I know just the one too.
That is a sweet little side table Suzan. I love the graphics you used. I'd never attempt something like this. I'm such a fraidy cat. LOL I've never even printed off anything like that. Haven't a clue how. Doesn't matter cause I'm not into furniture refinishing anyhow. I like your new watermark. You are a talented lady! A happy week to you. PamReplyDelete
Oh Suzan, I love it. You really did a great job on the chest. thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Have a great week.
I suddenly think the two top things on my shopping list should be "transfer gel" and "sharpie pen", much more important than flour and butter!ReplyDelete
Suzan, I think this dresser is adorable. I love the graphics they definitely make it pop. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
Wow what a transformation! ARe you going to show it again when you put the knobs on? Cause now I'm really curious about what you're going to use...ReplyDelete
I have a guinea pig in the shape of a small table. She cringes in the corner of the attic begging not to be painted any more. Love the curly graphic. Are you actually going to put the knobs on it or leave it half-naked?ReplyDelete
Love it Suzan...:) And I love the things you have displayed on top of it too! I think glass handles would be lovely on it! Can't wait to see what you choose...:) Have a blessed Sunday evening.ReplyDelete
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Hey Vicky - you all of a sudden are a no reply blogger!!!Delete
I agree glass handles would be gorgeous but I'm too cheap to buy them lmho
So cute! I've been painting furniture furiously lately getting ready for an event - and I keep thinking about you and your transfers. I've been doing some stencils but after awhile I need something besides laurel wreaths on stuff! LOL! I need to get some of the gel and try this because I love all the great stuff over at The Graphics Fairy too!ReplyDelete
Whoa.....LOVE that beautiful graphic you added! It gave it beautiful charm!ReplyDelete
This is BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyDelete
Wow Suzan, that is so pretty! I love black and white furniture. I really like your blue wall color too! Hope you're having a good weekend!ReplyDelete
Great makeover and thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thank YOU so much !!!Delete
Love it! I jsut picked up a similar dresser. Now i know what I'm doing with it.ReplyDelete
Struggling with doing watermarks myself - a tutorial might not be a bad idea.
Tutorial to come in the not too distant future then :)
I love that transfer gel stuff! Never tried it but I want to! The dresser looks great!ReplyDelete
Genius! This looks perfect with your whole vignette!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous! I have some of this transfer gel and really like it. A bit messy, but well worth the effort. Love the graphic you chose.ReplyDelete
I love this Suzan. How pretty and frenchy you made that little dresser. Great transformation.ReplyDelete
Neat graphic - reminds me of wrought iron. And I see little hearts in the scroll-y parts!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Betsy!!!Delete
It DOES look like wrought iron - Montreal is loaded with that ( Irish influence ) so it's right at home here lol
I love your style girl! Simply gorgeous! Definitely do a tutorial on your watermark. I still use Picasa's water mark and I would love a new one!ReplyDelete
That graphic is really fabulous on the drawers. It looks gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
What an incredible transformation. I am always surprised by the changes you make because I just can't envision a piece that looks so drab to me looking so much nicer.ReplyDelete
Can you just imagine the conversations we would have if we worked side by side on furniture pieces, Suzan??? lol Oh my gosh. It would probably make the headlines in your local paper. :) Anyway, I so love visiting you to see what trouble you're getting in to --- and of course, what John has to say about it. lol Hugs to you, my talented friend! Have a fabulously creative week!!!ReplyDelete
Love the black design on the white dresser.. looks awesome :)ReplyDelete
Love the graphic that you used...the piece turned out great!!ReplyDelete
What a difference, Suzan! Love the fresh new look and contrast of the pulls!ReplyDelete
wow you are keeping something.I think it looks great.Can you transfer the design using modge podge-love dee xReplyDelete
Oh that's gorgeous I want some of that transfer gel!ReplyDelete
I love it!ReplyDelete
Great idea! So sweet and stylish now OXOReplyDelete
You would never tell that that is the same piece after it's transformation. It is so much more versatile and ... happy ... afterwards.ReplyDelete
I wish I had your ambition.
Thank you for crossing my eyes...that's just what I needed this morning.ReplyDelete
The piece looks tres magnifique!
Oh. We're not doing french words anymore are we. l'oops.
wow, this came out so beautiful! I love the graphic you chose Suzan.ReplyDelete
And just so you know, I read whatever you post. Furniture re-dos or not. :)
Suzan this piece turned out great and I really like the scrolls. My two cents, glad knobs would be great on this piece. I know none of my business but I had to give my opinion, girlfriend!!ReplyDelete
I just love your makeover. The Eiffel tower on top sets it off beautifully too! I wish that I had your talent! Have a wonderful week! Take care,
Thanks so much Karen - but anyone can do it - honestly - anyone can!!!Delete
You're too kind!
You have a wonderful week too!
love these Suzan. I'm a black and white fiend. Did you notice that you left off the bottom of the bottom left circle? Do I get a prize if I'm the first person to notice?ReplyDelete
This is so pretty! I love anything done in black and white. I didn't know that gel stuff existed, so yay for new information!ReplyDelete
You are very talented, Suzan! Very pretty, in black and white. And who knew what you could do with a sharpie!ReplyDelete
Beautiful scrollwork Suzan! I agree that glass handles would be perfect... There's a nice acrylic alternative at home depot...ReplyDelete
I've never used transfer gel, just done it with Modpodge. What's the difference? That's not a plain Jane dresser any more!ReplyDelete
That little chest really got dressed up with this makeover! Love it.ReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE it!ReplyDelete
Totally gorgeous. I am not a furniture painter (well, not a good one!), I'm learning so much from your posts. It would never have dawned on me to add a transfer. Love it!ReplyDelete
What a difference your work made! It is just wonderful!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous as usual! Love love love it! :) XOReplyDelete
It looks wonderful beside your bed, staged just perfectly! I noticed your watermark right off...still collecting hearts I see :)ReplyDelete
I have some Artisan Transfer Gel, I really need to get to Staples and print off the graphics I love so I have them ready when it's time.
Thanks so much Debbie !!!Delete
This turned out really well! Thanks for sharing the process. Fascinating!ReplyDelete
What a great idea you had! Aren't Sharpies awesome? And the Graphics Fairy? That's funny, my post today uses both of them, for pumpkins. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It JunkinReplyDelete
Great idea! I use Graphics Fairy all the time but I've never come across that scroll. Love it! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/09/fridays-five-features-no-9.htmlReplyDelete
I love how this turned out ... Love those handles too:) They are perfect.ReplyDelete
Another fun transformation Susan... well done. Don't the handles just finish her off!ReplyDelete
Love it! Keep the handles....although I could see others working as well. But they look pretty gorgeous 'as is'. This is my kind of redo: no distressing :-) Just a perfect paint job with pretty embellishments. Great!ReplyDelete
Is it appropriate to say I love you handles? Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday.ReplyDelete