Peel And Stick Decal Furniture Project
Tutorial: Rock Star Decal Furniture Makeover Before And After
Furniture decals or transfers are a big thing right now. There are special sticky rub on transfers and then there are the peel and stick decals that are made for walls and other items. The decal I used is peel and stick and probably is not meant for furniture but you guys know me. I'm a rebel.
Peel And Stick Rock Star Decal
What do you do when you have a plain white slate? Just about anything you want to. What the piece looked like before……
…..came from my favorite junk shop just like this. The price was great although I can’t remember exactly what it was. I knew when I purchased the chest that I would just leave it painted white and do something about the knobs and maybe do a bit of distressing.
Then I got to thinking about decals or stencils or maybe a bit of metallic spray paint on the drawers? I decided to have a look around at one of the craft/hobby stores.
I found the peel and stick décor decal at Hobby Lobby. The decals were all on sale for 66% off and it was less than $10. I liked the colors and the coolness. Perfect for a teenagers bedroom.
I decided to spray paint the hardware first so it could be drying. I removed all of the shiny brass knobs and gave them a coat of flat black spray paint. I used flat black because I didn’t want shiny knobs to take the focus off of the “Rock Star”. Shiny hardware would compete with the decal for attention. The spray paint is the $1 kind from Walmart.
I cleaned the chest with Simple Green then distressed the edges of the drawers and the chest casing. Underneath the white paint is yellow paint. You can see it peeking through just a little.
I positioned the decals the way I thought the looked best. Next I cut the guitar decal so it would fit only on the drawer fronts, not any of the decal on the casing.
I stuck the decals on and they worked great except on the edges where I curved the decal over the top and bottom of each drawer. The decal adhered fine on the flat surface but not over the curved edges of the drawer front. I dabbed a bit of glue to the top and bottom edges of the decal so they would lay down on the curved drawer edges.
And that was that. How perfect is the chest now?? I love it. patting myself on the back.
I usually stencil when I want to add a bit of flair to a piece but I like this alot. I have a complete step by step tutorial showing how to add depth and dimension to a stencil design and it's so easy. The finished design doesn't look flat or blah. The technique doesn't require layered stencils and you can get the look with any stencil. Find the tutorial here....How To Stencil Like A Pro | Layering Paint Colors
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As always, thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.