TODAY, I’M SHARING AN EASY ‘DIY HACK’ WHEN APPLYING FLORAL TRANSFERS TO FURNITURE DRAWERS. . . AND A STUNNING SPRING VINTAGE DRESSER MAKEOVER!
Hi friends! Have you been noticing all the insanely gorgeous floral furniture makeovers showing up on Pinterest lately? If you’ve ever wanted to try a larger transfer or have ever applied furniture transfers that overlap your drawers, today I’m sharing an easy DIY Hack I know you’ll find helpful and it saves a ton of time!
I also have some exciting big news, so be sure to stay with me. 🙂
So check out this 3 piece vintage bedroom set I picked up at an estate sale. You all know how much I love working on these mature pieces. It’s always a treat! Here’s the seller’s pic… gorgeous vintage, right?!
Here’s the one I started with – the lowboy. I removed the mirror so I can use it for another project.
With a little sanding, some stain, spring color, and a floral furniture transfer, voila! Isn’t she gorgeous? Total spring makeover!
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APPLYING FLORAL TRANSFERS TO DRAWERS::
If you’re new to using these furniture transfers, I have a full tutorial on How To Apply Rub-On Transfers here.
When using larger transfers or overlapping transfers onto a drawer, I used to measure each drawer and cut with scissors – lay the pieces onto the drawer and then rub on.
I’ve found a much easier and faster way…
An easy quick-tip or #hack to avoid spending time cutting your transfers to size [for each drawer] is to use a craft knife. I get mine for a $1 at the dollar store but any utility knife or X-Acto will work.
First I lay my piece on it’s back like in this post here … I find it much easier to layout the design and apply the transfers when the piece is horizontal rather than vertical — and then lay the floral design right over the drawer opening.
Once the transfer is all rubbed on, I use a craft knife to cut the transfer between the drawer slits. It sliced through the transfer like a hot knife through buttahhh. And because I have the top and bottom of the drawer to guide me, it’s a nice clean straight line.
For the finishing touch, I use the rub on stick provided with the transfer to wrap the excess around the drawer.
Once it’s all rubbed on and the plastic top is removed, it’s a flawless finish! This saves me a ton of time rather than measuring and cutting with scissors. And check out how perfect it looks!
The floral transfer used on this piece is this Rose Celebration.
This No Pain Gel Stain in Walnut was used on the top and legs.
And the body was painted in this Apricot Chalk Mineral Paint. I loooove this color!
And now I’m going to take a page from my friend Christy’s book over at Confessions Of A Serial DIY’er … if you’re not following her go check her out…the girl is crafty and uber-talented!
I’m checking one-off and 2 more to go…
And now for some super exciting news!
Re•design with Prima®️ and Dixie Belle Paints are holding a first time ever duo conference THAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to teach at this conference at the end of September. I’ll be flying out to sunny California to be an instructor with a group of INSANELY TALENTED ladies! I hope you go check out the rest of the lineup and details HERE…so exciting!!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS SPRING VINTAGE MAKEOVER. IF YOU HAVE ANY FURNITURE TRANSFER #HACKS, I’D LOVE TO HEAR THEM… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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