I started this project by painting the tables in Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Next, I taped off the legs just above the "bump" and sprayed the tips in Oil-Rubbed Bronze spray paint. I wanted to give the illusion that the tables had metal caps similar to the real ones on my Casters and Curtains table set.
Now for the fun part! I headed over to The Graphics Fairy with a plan in my mind and found an At Home graphic:
and a Vintage Post Card:
Neither of the images were reversed so I saved them to my computer and reversed and resized them in the Paint program. I also found a script font and created a Word document the said "Est. 2012". I used the same process to reverse the text.
Once all of the images were reversed and resized I printed them out. Depending on the final size of your image you may need to print it in several pieces and tape it all together.
|As you can see I messed up on the first print out and forgot to reverse the text! ;p|
I don't know if there is a technical term for this transfer method but I simply flipped the images over onto the tables and lined them up where I wanted the image to be. Then I used a pencil and scribbled all over the back of the paper to transfer the printer ink onto the chalk painted surface (I do not know if this would work with other types of paint or not).
A few fine tipped paintbrushes, some black paint, and a steady hand later...
To further customize the set for my dear friend I addressed the post card to the married couple at their home address!
Finish it off with a little distressing and a coat of wax and they are ready to gift to the bride and groom!
Do you have any good image transfer methods to share? Let us know!
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