Transfers For Furniture | Floral Designs

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Every now and then I’ll do a furniture makeover that surprises me. Floral transfers for furniture are becoming more and more popular so I’m embracing the trend. I have to say that my design style has been seriously swayed by this floral frenzy and it was a challenge to come up with a finish that would compliment this design but I think I nailed it. You be the judge.

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Floral Transfers For Furniture

Do you love floral transfers transfers for furniture?

Below is a list of the products I used to create this makeover. Click on the products below to see where you can purchase them for your next project.

For this makeover, I started the usual way I do with all of my makeovers by cleaning and prepping it for paint. Do you see the veneer damage on the bottom drawers? That’s gotta go! So, while I was removing it, I created a short video of how to remove it without all those messy, smelly chemicals. Just for you!

Layering Paint

I used two beautiful complimentary colors before adding the floral transfers for furniture.

For this finish, you will need two main colors of paint. Vintage Duck Egg and Sand Bar. Allow the first color to dry completely before applying over the second color. The next step is to use a rotary sander to distress the paint back to reveal some of the base color as well as some of the underlying wood.

Distressing The Floral Transfers For Furniture

I used a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the floral transfers for furniture to create an aged look.

Once you have applied the floral transfer to your project, use a 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges or other areas depending on the look you want. I just used the sanding disc from my rotary sander. No need to buy products I don’t need. I frequently repurpose them for small jobs like this.

I recreated the background look of the floral transfer on the wood by using a dry brush method with Vintage Duck Egg and Coffee Bean chalk mineral paint.

Adding a dark wax to the floral transfer gave it that aged look I was hoping for.

Dark wax was added over the painted areas as well as slightly overlapping the floral transfer to create a cohesive look. Because the floral transfer will need to be sealed, I waited 2 days for the wax to completely dry. Dixie Belle wax is a water-based product and this allowed me to add Dixie Belle clear top coat over the floral transfer as well as the waxed furniture. Adding a topcoat over wax isn’t recommended with other products. Be sure if you try this finish that you don’t use other brands because most waxes are not water-based and can’t be painted over.

Floral transfers for furniture by re design with Prima.

Floral transfers for furniture can make a huge difference in your furniture makeover projects. They come in many colors and designs. I love them all!

Transfers For Furniture | Shabby Chic Design

Using transfers for painted furniture makeovers is a quick and easy way to add a lovely design element without a lot of work. Love this look? I have another beautiful floral transfer I think you will love. CLICK HERE to see more.

Until the next project…

10 Comments

  • Thanks, Denise! It was a great weekend of digging in the dirt. Garden therapy. xo

  • Do, you don’t know this but you are gave me courage to start painting. I have always wanted to paint and I am now in a place in my life that I can spend time doing what I want. I have built up my inventory but I am still working on building up my courage. I know it sounds silly but I really don’t know why I don’t just go for it. I would like to get with you some day and talk about this. This is an awesome piece of art. I am in awe at some of these transformations you create.

  • How beautiful!! Just gorgeous! Love the colours! 💖😊💖

  • Awwwww sweetheart, I’m so happy for you! Painting is therapy and then there’s the business. The two can intertwine but you will need help in figuring it all out. Thank you for sharing this with me. This means more to me that you know. I take my business very seriously and being able to impact someone’s life is my purpose. When you are ready, email me at donna@dododsondesigns.com.

    xo, Do

  • So beautiful..Did you dry brush the coffee bean over the sandbar?

  • Hi Stephanie, I did! Then I also dry brushed the vintage duck egg too. Allow it to dry and add brown wax. It’s a great look. So glad you like it.

    Happy painting! xo

  • Hey girl! To be totally honest, I wasn’t either. Funny how things work out. It was a good lesson to trust the process. xo Do

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