How to Add Graphics to Furniture

by | Sep 30, 2015

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I love graphics….and I adore words on furniture!

I painted this dresser by hand…..long before I was aware of Decor Transfers that can be used on furniture!  Sure could have saved myself a ton of time….oh well!  Let me pass that time savings on to you!

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I painted this dresser with Irish Cream by Heirloom Traditions Paint Company.  It is my go-to white when I’m looking for something soft without being too creamy in color.  I love it….and you should try it!  Their paints are superior! (Use FANCY when checking out to save 10%)

The furniture graphics were done by hand….after using a projector  (like this one) to project this specific image onto the dresser surface….tracing it out with a pencil…and then coloring in the lines!  It sounds tedious…but I absolutely love doing this type of thing.  It does require a steady hand though….and many of you claim that you do not have that!  So this is what I suggest…

Amazon carries transfers by IOD.  This company offers a multitude of products that can be used on furniture…..like their molds that you  make yourself and I LOVE!  You can see a gorgeous desk that I used the molds AND their stamps on here.   Their transfers come in all sizes and are perfect for this exact same look!!!  I am including a link to one transfer here.  It is the same dimensions…and will fit perfectly across a low wide dresser like this one.  In my opinion, the transfers look best on white furniture….so this is perfect!  You literally just peel back a protective coat….stick to the furniture…and rub with the little rubbing tool that is included.  Their packaging is lovely….and instructions are clear!  You really can’t mess it up!

I hope this is helpful for those of  you that would like this look…but don’t feel comfortable with such detail work.

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I also used furniture tacks to trim out the lower skirt of this dresser…and you can order those here.

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Tracey

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6 Comments

  1. Jama Henderson

    jules, love the French theme! I think my office needs to have a French Flair that reflects Clarins Paris.
    What do you think?
    Tracy’s Fancy rules!

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    • traceysfancy

      Jama, that would be such fun! We could totally create a Clarins hotspot!

      Reply
  2. Carolyn Johnson

    Do you paint those words on? If not how is it done?

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    • traceysfancy

      We actually use a graphics. you can go to http://www.thegraphicsfairy.com where there are hundreds to choose from. We outline it onto the dresser then go back and fill it in with paint. Go check it out; you’ll be amazed at what she has to offer.

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    • Amanda A Autrey

      What kind of projector? The link is no longer valid. Thank you for sharing the wisdom!

      Reply
  3. Cyndi Tinsley

    Love the French pieces!

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