How to Transfer an Image onto Furniture – Video Tutorial
Hello, my Graphics Fairy friends! My name is Candace and I blog over at Vintage News Junkie. I am a former news gal who traded in my Emmy Award for some good ‘ol junkin’ and a vintage find or two! Give me a paint brush and I’ll change the world! Ha ha! So, when Karen asked me to share how I transfer her vintage images onto furniture, I couldn’t wait to break out the lights, camera, and get this action started!!
So, check it out! I snagged this baby blue dresser at a yard sale for ten bucks! But boy, did it need some love! Crayon art across the front and hardware falling off! Whoever painted this piece last didn’t even bother taking the hardware off… so they were covered in blue paint! I decided there was no saving the hardware. It wasn’t that pretty anyway! So I gave her a fresh coat of paint and she was ready for her vintage tattoo!
I won’t bore you with the step-by-step tutorial of how to do this in words… besides Karen has a really great post here that explains several transfer techniques!
I just wanna get down and dirty and show you in real time… so break out your popcorn! (You’ll only have time for one of those mini bags!) Sit back, and learn how to transfer an image onto a piece of furniture… no fancy equipment needed!
How’s that for Saturday night entertainment.. ha ha!! Not really. But I do hope it helped you figure out how you can transfer images of your own onto furniture! I love that you don’t have to have a projector or any other fancy equipment to make this work!
And a little tip for buying chalk… sometimes it can be hard to find! I always load up during the summer. You can snag a big ‘ol box of sidewalk chalk (the big chunky kind) for a buck at most stores!!
Dark hardware always pops nicely with a black graphic! And in case you didn’t watch the video… I added a little something special inside the drawers too!!
You can see the complete makeover here, including how I painted this dresser and used antiquing glaze to add some character. And this isn’t my first rodeo with Karen’s graphics, in fact one of the very first pieces I did was a French Kitchen Table.
If you have any questions… I’d love to chat over on my blog, I’m here to help and I sure hope to see you over at Vintage News Junkie real soon!!
Until next time… Vintage News Junkie