Stack O' Drawers / Stack of Signs

November 17th, 2008 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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I sanded the wood, painted a base coat, and then use clip art & graphite paper to transpher my designs.  Next, I painted my signs with acrylic paint.  I then sealed them with a clear spray.  
Wooden drawers taken apart, nails removed, and stacked. 
I sanded the wood, painted a base coat, and then use clip art & graphite paper to transpher my designs.  Next, I painted my signs with acrylic paint.  I then sealed them with a clear spray.  

I sanded the wood, painted a base coat, and then use clip art & graphite paper to transpher my designs.  Next, I painted my signs with acrylic paint.  I then sealed them with a clear spray.  


I got 13 solid wooden drawers from a remodel job for free.  Instead of a stack of drawers, I saw a stack of signs.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, artwork, country, family room, kitchen, living room, bedroom, entry, chic, green, study, brown, sunroom, great room, office, blue, cream, orange

Comments (7)

flantiquer writes: That's a great vision! I just saw drawers which would have drawn me in too! Posted: 10:14 pm on November 19th
bluejean writes: I used my computer and a clip art program I have and enlarge or shrunk the designs I wanted. I then took butcher paper (bought at Costco on a giant roll) and traced (using a light box - I've used sunshine coming through a window too)my design using the dementions of the wood with graphite paper (comes in black or white and is found in craft stores - is like carbon paper). I then used a fine, tiny paint brush, a steady hand, and a lot of patience to paint on the design. In some cases I had to do two coats to hide the brush strokes. Posted: 6:22 pm on November 18th
georgiamoon writes: Very very cool. I really like the style you used. Very pretty and I think they would fit into any decor too. Love them, Georgia Posted: 12:16 pm on November 18th
suewhitney writes: Soo cool! What a great use of free drawers. You're artistry is amazing. Keep going bluejean girl!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:42 pm on November 17th
MimiToria writes: Wow, that's a lot of signs. Nice job on the painting and lettering. Posted: 8:54 pm on November 17th
csudderth writes: These are really pretty. How did you get the lettering and design on the drawer? Please tell me you didn't freehand them!
Christy Posted: 8:11 pm on November 17th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Very nice!

Amy Posted: 7:39 pm on November 17th
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