Showing posts with label IMAGE TRANSFER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IMAGE TRANSFER. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Yesterday, while posting photos of chairs I painted two years ago, I also posted the image transfer that I did on the chair seats.  Two years ago, when I posted photos of the painted chairs, I had not yet done the transfer on the seats.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie-painted chairs

Since I’m not a perfectionist, and I thought the blurred images made it look like a lot of bottoms had already sat on the new seat covers, a little more antiqued, the look was okay with me.  I just didn’t think they were blog-worthy.  That is why I was so surprised that some of my visitors seemed to actually like my blurry image on the chair seats!  Makes me kind of sorry  I waited two years to show them to you.

chairs 3


I always seem to go about things the hard way.  I’m one of these people who vacuums the floor, and then dusts the furniture (leaving dust all over the floor).  Being anxious to finish my chairs (I’m also a “I want it finished yesterday” person), I cut a painter’s drop cloth and stapled it to the chair seats, and then decided the seats looked a little dull.  Bargain Hunting with Laurie

See what I’m talking about?  Really plain.  Of course, I know that if I had transferred the image onto the fabric before I stapled the fabric to the chairs, it would not have been centered and would probably have been very crooked, due to my previously-mentioned “get it done quickly” personality. So, I rushed over to The Graphics Fairy.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Oh, how I love The Graphics Fairy.  I could browse through her graphics all day.  I found a graphic I liked, downloaded it, and worked on it in PhotoScape (my photo editing program of choice).  I added the monogram and reversed the image, and then I printed a copy of it.  Since the fabric was already on my chairs, I didn’t feel like I had a lot of choice in the way I transferred the image.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

So, I went back to The Graphics Fairy to get the directions for transferring with Citra-Solve.  (See, I really do have four chairs ~ for those who saw yesterday’s post). 

Since I wasn’t going to post about this on my blog, I didn’t take photos while I was doing mine.  But, if you are interested in the directions, just click over to see this great tutorial at The Graphics Fairy.

Before you go, you’ll want to be sure to check out today’s featured posts in the Getting Creative at Home blog tour. 

Thursday, Aug. 8:

The Vintage Nest

A Few Miner Adjustments

What Meegan Makes

One More Time Events

Sweet Song Bird

I promise, you’ll be sorry if you miss any of these posts, so here are the links to the featured posts from previous days:

Getting Creative at Home Blog Tour

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

2 Little Superheroes

Stow and TellU

My Soulful Home

Glitter Glue and Paint

Creative at Home Tuesday

Designer’s Sweet Spot

Design Dreams by Anne

Country Design Style

Shabby Art Boutique

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Getting Creative at Home Blog Tour

Copper Roof Interiors

The Crafty Woman

Colors Mixed Together

The Rustic Pig

Lilacs & Longhorns

I’m linking this post to Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy.  I can’t believe I’m now bragging about these chair seats that I formerly felt weren’t worthy of a blog post!  “Y’all’s” comments yesterday were so nice, you’ve just about convinced me they look okay. 

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