Hideeho Friends! Images on furniture are such a fun, easy,inexpensive, and fully customizable way to make your piece totally unique! Last week I did a Facebook Live (you can find the video here) on the finishing touches to applying a large image transfer onto this dresser.
Although I LOVE the finish on this piece I wanted it to be even more unique!
Plain, conservative pieces are not in my vocabulary.
I found this image via GOOGLE, but The Graphics Fairy is an excellent resource for vintage images as well! The key to success transferring images is to make sure you print your image out backwards. You will be applying it image side down and then peeling the paper backing off. This will ensure your image is readable once you are done!
Trust me on this.
Not like I am speaking from personal experience or anything. (ahem…)
Cut your image out if necessary.
Here is where the magic happens.
On MTV Cribs they would normally refer to the place where the magic happens as the bedroom.
For me, the magic happens in this tiny jar of 1Gel.
1Gel does THREE things in one product.
1: It’s a Decoupage Medium (think just like Mod Podge)
2: Its an Image Transfer Medium
3: It’s a topcoat as well.
I love products that do triple duty!
Once you apply the image to your dresser make sure you allow the 1Gel to dry overnight.
Waiting might be the hardest part of the entire process!
If you are completely confused at this point in the tutorial or are more of a visual person I documented the entire process in this video tutorial. I would love it if you hopped on over to my YouTube Channel and subscribed!
I also added this tutorial free of charge to my Furniture Painting Essentials eCourse. To keep this content FREE I did not hire a videographer to film this for me. If you have been thinking about taking Furniture Painting Essentials use the coupon code SUMMER17 to get 40% off!
What do you think about this method! It’s easier than you think!
Especially when using Heirloom Traditions Paint, 1Gel! Thank you HTP for always making such innovative and affordable products for us creatives to use!