Sunday

ARTICLES DE PARIS - french dressing chest

 

craft competition started last week so
I stopped in to see all the project for the week and to cast my vote.
There are 12 compeditors and each week there is a required subject to work with.
The first week brought many projects using graphics from the well known site

It just so happened there was a great lingerie chest revamp that definetly stuck out in the competition.
I love a great furniture redo.
FREDDY AND PETUNIA
Mean while I had a dresser stuck in the corner of my work room needing a little something special.

 
Here's what I did and the image I used.

 


After altering the printout into 9 reverse sheets from the computer, trimming it, taping it together and positioning it on the drawers it took an hour and a half to burnish the transfer onto the surface.

 
My hands and arms do get sore because I don’t stop once I start because
I don't want to risk the image shifting.

 
Michaels has tons of Sharpie Markers for all sorts of projects.
Who could ask for more than paint in a pen. I bought 2 brown
paint pens for this dresser.


I talked about using Sharpies when I first did my TRAVEL CHEST


Once finished I sanded all the drawer faces for an aged look.


Then they get waxed and buffed.


 
 
Different graphic transfer methods can be found here

  
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69 comments:

  1. It turned out SPEC-TAC-ularly!
    I especially love your close up picture of a drawer showing the pitting/rough face from age? Or from removing some veneer? Whatever the "cause," the patina is fabulous and the chosen image couldn't be better!
    Catherine

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  2. OMG Kristy - this is beautiful!! Defenitely one of my favorites so far! LOVE.

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  3. That is GORGEOUS! I'm in love!

    Leanne @ Because (I Think) I Can

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  4. Magnificent! Love this.

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  5. Just beautiful! I would love to try something like this....have to put it on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing :D

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  6. This is absolutely stunning. And thank you for telling us how you did it. I might have to give this a try.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. This looks amazing! I love this Graphic, are you linking it to Graphic's Fairy, "Brag Monday"? You definitely should, this could be a winner. So want to try this myself. Thanks for all the directions too!

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  8. Freeking awesome. I love this dresser. Absolutely. thank you for letting us know how you did it. Really gorgeous.
    Eileen @ cottage beach house

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  9. Oooh, la, la! Your French dresser turned out just gorgeous! I wish that I could freehand as well as you do! Love the graphic you chose, too, well done!!

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  10. The graphic suits the dresser perfectly. Love the brown color too!! Beautiful job as always. Dee

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  11. A lovely labor of love, girl I don't think I could do that. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. Hi, I love your work and have just started to do transfer myself, using graphite paper. But it looks like you just rub the back of the paper to get a transfer?
    I went to get a tutorial on your graphic transfer but the link is broken.:o(

    I am now a follower! Yay!

    ♥charlotte

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  13. Beautiful dresser. I can't believe you used a Sharpie!

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  14. you did such an amazing job on this one, kristy! you are SO good at these graphics!

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  15. Stopped by from Cassie's party @ Primitive & Proper. Your dresser is just beautiful!

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  16. Wow! First of all that is crazy awesome, secondly it looks like it was a bear to do.. Is there not an easier way? There is no way I could do it that way without making a ton of mistakes! Did you learn anything in doing this that you would do differently next time? Thanks! - Susan

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  17. You are truly a master at redoing with all the splendid techniques you used. I wish I was digitally proficient as you to do what you did with that image. That chest is breathtaking. I have an old chest out in the shed that needs a new top. I want to use it for a vanity for our bathroom. Seeing what you've done has inspired me. First I have to find the chest under all whatever else is out in shed and work on it. Might have to wait til Spring now. What inspiration you've given me. Thank you.

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  18. What alot of work - I love the way you fitted the design on the chest, around the handles etc. - but definately worth it, it's gorgeous !!!

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  19. What a fabulous job! Thank you for showing us the steps to this process...sharpie;ingenious! My hands just aren't steady enough for the liner brush anymore. I am a new follower from NJAH.

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  20. This is so beautiful! I just the love the french theme! I gotta get my hands on some of those graphics :)

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  21. I am so glad I found your blog, you are so creative and I love your work.
    Regards,
    Angela.

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  22. Absolutely fantastic! I love this piece.

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  23. What a fantastic job of the dresser! Can't believe how wonderful it turned out.

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  24. Oh wow~I am in love with your transfer projects!! This dresser came out amazing. Thanks for showing the how tos...I want to use this technique on a secretary desk soon.

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  25. I'm in LOVE with ALL of your pieces, especially this one!!! This is such an amazing piece!

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  26. Hi there Kristy! This is really beautiful. I have yet to try this method - and I will do so now that I've seen your work. It's gorgeous.

    Just found you through Miss Mustard Seed. I have a project on her recent Friday feature - I have the aged faux leather bookcase.

    I am now following you! (number 800!)

    Linda

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  27. I have been a follower for a while, but I have just spent the last half hour going through your blog in detail. I just love everything you have done. I have now added you to my daily reads on my side bar. I don't want to miss a day!

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  28. Beautiful!!! Quick question....how did you print the design over 9 pages?

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  29. the dresser is fantastic. go, you.

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  30. That is simply amazing!! WOW!! I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog. Your newest follower - megan

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  31. That is simply amazing!! WOW!! I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog. Your newest follower - megan

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  32. Re"mark"able makeover! I love how it turned out. If you worked nonstop, I can imagine your arms WERE quite sore.

    Thanks for linking your creative talents to Time Travel Thursday.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  33. That graphic was a perfect choice! And you executed it so well!

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  34. What a fabulous dresser! I can see this was a time consuming project but the results are beautiful. Thanks for linking to the party.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  35. love it more than words can say;)

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  36. you always make it look so easy. I bought a mouse sander and a technical pen the last time I saw one of your projects, but haven't go the courage to use them yet! I love your work.

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  37. That is GORGEOUS! I love it! You must have a high patience tolerance! : ) You did a great job and that image was the perfect choice for the dresser. Great job!

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  38. Love it, Love it!!! Absolutely beautiful and creative.

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  39. Beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

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  40. A-DORE it! Wonderful job. This so makes me want to do this on a piece. Do you know Korrie at Red Hen Home? http://redhenhome.blogspot.com/ She does painting like this, too.

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  41. That is so beautiful. Hi, I'm Connie @ http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your newest GF follower, stop by and follow me, too.

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  42. I am SO impressed!! What a beautiful job you did.

    Oh yeah ... I'll be following you.
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

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  43. I adore your furniture!
    New follower,
    Beth

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  44. That piece is just beautiful! It was gorgeous before you even layed a finger on it so now it is 100 times as good! Great job - looks perfect! Love the design you chose - just perfect.
    Thanks for linking up - please come back next week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  45. Stopping in from White Wednesday and am so glad I did, this is beautiful!

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  46. Love this chest. Great graphics. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  47. I just love this dresser. I will be featuring it tomorrow night at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  48. That dresser is wonderful! You did a fabulous job.

    Have a great week.

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  49. I am your newest follower.

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  50. Wow! You did an amazing job on this! Love it!

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  51. You have outdone yourself yet again. I am so in awe of your work and appreciate you sharing it with us.

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  52. You make it sound so easy! It turned out to be a beautiul piece!

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  53. I know you have heard it before but that chest is over the top wonderful. I want it !!! LOL

    you did make it sound so easy and I know for someone like me that can't figure out a printer it would not work for me to even start so feel sorry for me and please deliver LOL

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  54. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! I would love for you to share at my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-33.html

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  55. Simply beautiful! I'm pinning this one for future reference!

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  56. Ink transders? Where do I get these?

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  57. Love this piece!!!

    Too funny! Great minds think alike! I used Sharpie for my transfer on this project http://www.dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/06/it-started-with-transfer-and-paint-pen.html

    I had never seen a project done with Sharpies but since I've done mine this is the third post I've come across with people who have used Sharpies to fill in their transfer!! It worked so well for me and judging by the pure lovliness of this piece it looks like it worked well for you too! I just saw the other day that Sharpie actually has PAINT markers too! I just used a regular Sharpie marker but I might try the paint version next time!

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  58. You were as good a year ago as you are now! That means you started out amazing and have only gotten more amazing.

    Thanks for linking up.

    Bliss

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  59. I want to be you when I grow up. Can't wait to try your techniques!

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  60. This is beautiful. I love all your re-do's.... Just amazing!
    I would love it if you would link up to my 1st Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party at

    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-crative-linky-party-1.html

    Suzie

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  61. You are absolutely fabulous!! To figure this out and for it to come out looking so wonderful!! I love it!! I would love to have one done for my granddaughter.

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  62. Just wanted you to know that you were featured on Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too 1st Clever, Crafty & Creative Linky Party. Here's the link:

    http://dorothysueandmillieb.blogspot.com/2013/07/clever-crafty-creative-linky-party-2.html

    I would love it if you would stop by and link up more of your great projects!!! You are so very talented!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

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  63. This absolutely beautiful!! Amazing job!!!

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  64. It looks great! But I have a question....how did know how much to enlarge the image and how did you get your printer to print it out in the right sized sections? Thanks so much for sharing! JD

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  65. Hi Kirsty, you are a true leader in the art of 'up doing furniture & I have learned so much from yours & Georges blogs/messages. I get the enlarging & printing in reverse but how do you get the image on to the piece before using the sharpie? You mention burnishing, are you using graphite paper 1st or something called freezer paper which I have no idea what it is as its not available in uk. Any help is greatly appreciated

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