Here’s what Shannon had to say about this project… “We were given a beautiful old dresser full of charm but also, full of issues. A key drawer was missing, peeling and chipping laminate and an less than sturdy frame. First we removed two other drawers to create a storage pocket and placed a piece of wood inside, this also gave stability.
A few other repairs, a coat of chalk paint and graphics from the Graphics Fairy made it into a lovely new piece that still retained it’s old charm.”
Here’s the before photo, hard to believe that it’s the same piece!
fine paint brush
Step 1: The top two drawers were removed and badly damaged laminate was heated with a heat gun and scraped off with a putty knife.
Step 2: A new board was added, to create a pocket storage, drawers and frame was strengthened with new screws and scrap wood and trim.
Step 3: Two coats of paint in Annie Sloan Versailles. Grain sack stripes were painted on top by marking off with painters tape and Annie Sloan Graphite. Transfer was taped on with a layer of carbon paper behind, then hand painted with the graphite paint. A coat of wax was applied for sealer
Step 4: I do not have a photo of me transferring the graphic on this piece, but another piece I did in the same manner is shown here, you can see the carbon paper behind the blown up image.
Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us Shannon! For more info about this project, be sure and visit Shannon’s Blog HERE.
For more info about Transfer Methods, check out the post 12 Easy Image Transfer Methods for DIY Projects.