I mentioned yesterday that I'd put up the processes I used for the +Pinterest projects I've completed. If I can figure out how to upload pictures on this thing, we'll be in business.
The picture to the right is the inspiration idea for my project. Thing is, I wanted a bookshelf and not just a table, so I had to figure out how to adapt the idea to fit my need. I began looking at old secretaries (furniture not office workers) and found one that I liked.
I borrowed my daughters overhead projector (she sometimes does murals) so that I could trace the pattern onto the wall in pencil. Then I painted the base coat of semi-gloss white (I used blue tape to help me stay in the lines.)
|This was my inspiration piece.|
|What I printed onto the overhead projector sheet.|
|Not sure why this is sideways, but here's where I painted in the lines.|
|Pattern followed for design down each side.|
|Used same tole painting technique for other shadow patterns. My DD, (darling daughter, got to use her new drill set that she'd gotten for Christmas when she put up the shelves for me!)|
I used some old floral drawer pulls from some drawers formerly in my daughters room (they broke, so we got rid of the drawers.) DD drilled holes where the screws formerly went, and I glued them into place.
|Still sideways - hmmph!|
Add books and nick-knacks and voila! My first Pinterest project is complete.