Holy Shlamoly! Do you guys know how to come out for a great giveaway, or what?!?! A huge welcome to all our new readers. And a great big thank you for all your lovely comments about my newly made over dresser! My Damask Dresser had a decidedly modern feel to it, so I decided that up next, I would do something with the projector for all you French, distressed, hand-painted furniture lovers out there (and I bet there are more than just a few.) I picked up this coffee table at a community yard sale day a few weeks back for $5!! Total steal!
I painted it an off-white with gray undertones. Then I composed a medallion using two different designs that I found on istockphoto.com and projected the medallion on the center of the coffee table top.
The design on my Damask Dresser I wanted to be very precise, so I chose to outline from the projected image with a pencil, then go back in and fill in with the brush. This time, I wanted the design to have a freehand painted feel to it, so I painted with a golden yellow paint on the table top using the projected image as my guide. After I had the entire medallion done, I went back with a gold metallic to add the shadows and give it some dimension. I then distressed the whole coffee table, including the painted medallion to give it an aged look.
Here’s the finished piece:
The more I play around with the projector, the more ideas I have for applications for it. It’s so fun! If you haven’t already, check out my post on how you can enter to win your very own Super Prism Projector from Artograph. 🙂
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