I love inspirational quotes on pieces of furniture. Especially, in a kid’s room or a front vestibule. Making a statement seems, …cool to me.
The most recent quote I am painting is “Life Moves Pretty Fast. If you don’t stop & look around once in a while, you could miss it!” Are you a “Ferris Bueller” fan- because if yes- you know this quote and you may want to – click here.
A couple weeks ago- I painted this “Love” dresser. The shot below shows it almost dine. There was still a little bit of painting left on it…..
When it comes to typography on painted pieces, it is very popular!
The dresser below is still in the works. First we painted the dresser with Graphite Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Graphite is reminiscent of Gun Metal. It is a soft charcoal black – which I like to compare to a dark slate color or a vintage slate chalk board in an old school room! It is made with purplish blues, browns, and it is not completely black.
Graphite is a popular color, especially when I am detailing a piece with vintage typography. I receive a lot of emails about this color. But again– I want to clearly state again though – this is NOT black.
Once my dresser was painted and dried- I then followed the steps I have noted in another post here on my website. So, in case you are interested in trying this yourself- check out an old post I wrote called “Typography! How does she do it?”
CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST ON STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
The main thing is that Chalk Paint® is ideal for this technique.
As you will read- I like to use a projector and push an image up on to my dresser.
Using a water color pencil in the color I plan on using to fill in the design- I copy the design onto my piece.
In the photo I have here- I used a white water color pencil.
I will typically take the drawers out to paint the design, and then- using sandpaper- I distress my painted letters.
This will create a super smooth finish. Note the white dust on the Graphite paint on the upper drawers from sanding over the white letters.
Do not worry about that because once I go over this with my Annie Sloan Clear Wax- the residual dust will disappear.
Stay tuned and we will post soon showing the results using Annie’s Clear Wax over this piece.
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