I picked up this great IKAT paper and knew I wanted to do a modpodge project with it. This pine dresser was the perfect opportunity.
The IKAT pattern wasn't quite complete. From a few feet away it just looked like polkadots. Do I decided to use permanent marker to fill in some black ikats in the middle section. It worked great.
After sanding I primed in a similar shade of blue and I painted out the areas that would be getting modpodged white so that the paper would still be bright and not get that look like when you wear a black t-shirt under a white blouse.
Above is the pic right after I applied the paper. It went on really great with no bubbles, and as a bonus the marker didn't smudge at all when I topcoated.
Because this was just a 'bland' pine dresser, I decided to help it have some statement by adding legs to it. Mr Chuckles helped me with it. It was a bit of work, but it looks so much more grand with the legs and the extra height they give.
Initially I was planning to change the hardware, but I realized after modpodging that the hole were not centered on the drawer, they sat pretty high up and the hardware I had chosen sat way too high.
I gave the piece a light distressing to make it look a tiny bit weathered, and little more whimsical.
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