Makeover Using Transfers
I hope you are having an amazing week. I’m back today sharing another one from my recent haul.
It didn’t turn out as I had planned as you’ll see below. But that’s how things go sometimes, right?! lol
This is my recent haul…
…with one more marked off. Yippee! Getting ’em done.
Missed any? You can see them right here:
- Wood and Metal Tray Makeover (napkin decoupage)
- Floral Paper Napkin Decoupage Box
- Hello Spring Door Hanger
Makeover Using Transfers
Here’s how this one started…
My vision for this one was to paint it a warm beige-y color and stencil French writing in white.
So I began by taping it up to spray with primer to cover as much of the dark color before painting.
(the frame is not really that light…the lighting in the photo is off)
All painted with Cobblestone (a great color!) …
And stenciling on the white with this French stencil…
I wasn’t really loving it after the first row but decided to keep going to make sure.
I still wasn’t at all feeling it so stopped and changed directions. Darn, but hey, that happens sometimes.
I painted over the whole thing with the soft white I was using for the script (Victorian Lace).
Then I pulled out my furniture transfers scraps and pieced together a few to use.
I think most of them came from this transfer set.
I played around with the decor transfers on the little mirrored tray …
…until I decided I liked what I saw…
Applied them and done!
Well, not done, done, I then applied one coat of Matte Tough TopCoat.
Now it’s done.
Sweet with the birds on the branches. I decided I’d use the butterflies on something else.
I wrapped the transfer around the edges where needed.
So sweet. Much better than how it started!
And simple too.
Would’ve been even simpler had I not had to do a “do-over”! haha!
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Stay tuned next week! I’ll be back with this one…
UPDATE!! You can see this one now, here.
See you then! Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Follow along with me over in the Outer Banks this weekend over on Instagram. :)
What a wonderful makeover Nancy! So pretty! And it would look great hanging on a wall or even as a tray!
Thank you, Christina! It would look good hanging, too, I agree! It’s sort of an odd little thing!! lol Happy weekend to you! xo
That is gorgeous!!
Thank you, Carol! :)
I love this! So elegant. What you did with this one is amazing! All things French, Oui?
Thanks so much, Fran!:) xo
The first try probably would have been alright, but the second one is fabulous, Nancy. The transfers are beautiful with that color and I love how they wrap around the sides. I’m always amazed how adding transfers elevates the look of a project!
Thanks, Marcie! I love how transfers transform even the most boring pieces. They are so fun. :) Have a wonderful weekend! xo
This is so pretty. Would look great on the right spot on a wall. Love it. Ooh maybe even as a perfume/toiletry tray lol.
Thank you, Debra! I agree, I think it would look good hanging but would be perfect as a perfume/toiletry tray!! Have a great weekend!! xoxo
Good job Nancy!
Thanks, Constance! :) xoxo
Oh, Nancy that is sooooo cute! As you may remember my (neglected at this time) blog is called The Nest at Finch Rest. So is our home! So I adore bird things!
Do you know that “Fabrique Bijouterif” means Jewelry Factory? I bet some hooks to hang necklaces would work on this too in someone’s awesomely decorated huge walk in closet, eh?
Great make-over. Love those birds so much!!!!!!
Thank you, Michele, and oh, yes, perfect!! :)
And no, I did not know that but I love it! Necklaces would indeed be just right on it. xoxo
So simply and beautiful Nancy! The transfers look perfect!
Thank you, Gwen! xo