I took some photos of the process this time -
Here is the dresser drawers painted ASCP Old White - with black stickers in place ( I kind of like this particular contrast - maybe the next one!!! ) I used 4 different sizes of stickers for this one -
Cities of the world - tried to squeeze as many as I could onto this baby - Montreal is my home town
so it was the first one I placed - and then started feeling guilt about the ones I left out - now how ridiculous
is that??????????????? that's why there's little bitty ones places sporadically -
I should really see a doctor I think -
So once those black stickers are all painstakingly put in place - I simply painted over the
entire surface with a diy chalk paint - the color is called Onyx.
Once the top coat is dry ( barely ) I start lifting the sticky letters off - any smudges or little flaws
can be touched up with a small artist brush................... and Voila - you have your subway art.
letters against the almost black dresser - crisp -
but I was talked into distressing it -
I cannot express enough how doing this like therapy for me - very very relaxing.
So here it is now
My Citizen of the World.
Tall, Dark and handsome
I love how masculine this piece is - nice change from all the girly
stuff I tend to gravitate towards -
What do you think - should I not have sanded it?
Should I sand it more?
Should I leave it alone?
Do you simply not give a damn either way because you're fed of me posting these
You can see the N.Y subway dresser HERE
Have a good one all
Partying at the following
I should be mopping the floor
DIY Home Sweet Home
Making the world cuter
Keeping it simple
How to nest for less
My uncommon slice of suburbia
Primitive & Proper
The D.I.Y Dreamer
No Minimalist here
Beyond the Picket Fence
The Shabby Creek Cottage
House of Hepworth
From my front porch to yours
At the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Funky Junk Interiors
I love how this one turned out too!! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award... check my blog for more info : )ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting me over at Making It Homey. I am your newest follower because I love your work. I like the sanded look myself, but I know it's a hard choice when your the one doing it. It looks great either way. SandiReplyDelete
This is fantastic! I actually love both versions. I agree with Sandy, it's a hard choice.ReplyDelete
I think I like it distressed better--of course I like everything distressed :)! Thanks for visiting Homespun Happenings. I have a Linky Party going on called Rustic Restorations Weekend. I would love for you to link this up! I am now your newest follower:)ReplyDelete
This looks amazing to me! You did a great job! I think distressing is so personal. Do what you like the best. I'm a new follower! I can't wait to see your other amazing projects and ideas!ReplyDelete
I love this! I wish I had a piece to copy you with. I think it's better distressed too. Awesome project! Visiting from Tammy's Rustic Restorations party.ReplyDelete
Love the description it really fits :) Another job well done! Where do you buy your stickers I can't seem to find any in a larger size?ReplyDelete
I am so glad you came over and linked this up at Rustic Restorations Weekend! Thank you!ReplyDelete
That's really cute. I love it. Thanks for the step by step pics. Thanks for sharing, lizReplyDelete
I love it just as it is picture, lots of time and work. Great job.ReplyDelete
Awesome job! My three year old daughter was sitting on my lap as we looked at it and said "Ohhhh, pretty!"ReplyDelete
Well, I loved it with the white background and black stickers. It's just gorgeous now and personally, I would not sand/distress any further.ReplyDelete
I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad I did! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity.
Stop by and say hi when you can!
P.S. Where do you find the larger stickers?ReplyDelete
Love this idea!ReplyDelete
looks fabulous! love the subway look- this piece was perfect for it.ReplyDelete
this looks abosolutely amazing and now I want to give this a try!!ReplyDelete
This is just great and looks fantastic. Saw you on Decorating Insanity.ReplyDelete
I love this! I am drawn to maps, globes, graphs, and names of cities!! This is cool, and I'm going to try to find something around here that I can do it with...hmmm. okay, maybe not the piano. lol And, by the way, I like it JUST as it is now. Don't do another thing to it, unless you want to ship it to NW Wisconsin. ;-)ReplyDelete
By the way, I decided to become your newest follower. Hope you'll follow back - Cranberry Morning! :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xoReplyDelete
Looks great!! I want one. Thanks for linking up to furniture friday. xoxo...mONICaReplyDelete
Looks very cool - love the black as well!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
Stacey of Embracing Change