Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Union Jack, my new friend
I admit it. I'm in love with Union Jack.
I saw a lot of these being done in the blogging world and always wanted to try it.
But I was nervous.
Then I tried one on the weekend. Check it out HERE
To refresh your memory I finally took some real "after" pictures.
This was a great starting point. I was able to tape out the design without doing the drawers. EASY! I followed a pattern online. Please don't ask me to find it again..just google union jack pattern.
Then because I was feeling the love of the piece...I thought I would attempt the front of another dresser.
OYYYYY boy was I cocky.
Getting that tape to sit right and do what I wanted it to do was not as easy as doing the top. My hat off to all of you who do more than this simple design.
I grabbed a dresser that I had picked up two weekends ago.
And I did remember to get "before" pics...and you have to know I suck at the before ones.
Simple but solid and no repair needed....or so I thought.
There was this funky piece of pressboard screwed to the top...for what reason? I have NO CLUE
Easy enough to take off. Then stripped, sanded, stained...the whole thing so that when I distressed it, a dark stain would show through and not light wood.
After a few curse words and a lot of tape...I came away with this.
I'm really like the handles. I was told that if you have an accent piece of furniture that you shouldn't have "loud" handles. They should be nice but not distracting.
I'm not sure I will ever get over the love of a natural top with a painted bottom.
ahhhh eye candy. At least for me it is.
Hope you guys all had a wonderful Tuesday.