Do you see a pattern here with my last few posts? Not everything a dealer takes to her space sells for whatever reason. Right now I am trying to clear out old inventory by reinventing it so I can justify buying more. I need the space in my work room for new projects so my philosophy must be "out with the old." I try to only buy items that "speak to me." They must have good bones to begin with or they don't come home with me. These two chairs are the perfect example.
Here was my "fix" for these chairs. I masked off the wood part and carefully painted the wood with Rustoleum's Canyon Black brush on. Then I carefully sealed it with Deft Spray lacquer being careful to shield the fabric with a newspaper. When the tape was removed, the goldish fabric now had more of a burlap tone next to the black paint. Now, the photos of the chairs could have come out better and I think I should have cut out the inside of the transfer paper but I will tell you, the middle section of the image transferred clear and you can still see the stripes of the fabric through the transferred image. This next photo was my practice run on simple plain fabric.
Now I'll explain the transfer paper I used. Normally I use Avery light transfer paper on my dish towels, but I wanted to give this new paper a try. It's by Lesley Riley and it's called Transfer Artist Paper or TAP. It can be used on wood, fabric, and all sorts of surfaces. The first packet I bought was 5 sheets for 12.95. Ouch! But I wanted to give it a try. It does give a more crisp, darker image on the transfer so I like it a little better than Avery's. I can't wait to try it on other surfaces and it also transfers in color too. The best part for me is it can only be used with an ink jet printer so no hassle getting a laser copy. By the way, the image is from Graphics Fairy. I'll include the image here.
I'm happy to tell you I just ordered an 18 pack of the paper from Amazon and it was only $26.37. That brings the cost way down. The directions were easy and I will be a repeat customer.
Have a great week and thanks for visiting.
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