Whimsical furniture made simple… When I first thought about creating an out of my comfort zone whimsical design, I wasn’t so sure about it. My style is definitely NOT whimsical but I admire the other whimsical artist and how their minds seem to flow with colors, texture, and designs. So, here’s my take on adding a bit of whimsy to my furniture and making it fit my own design style.
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Testing My Whimsical Furniture Design
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- Wrapping Paper (leftover from Christmas)
- White Lightning
- BOSS (Stain Blocker)
- Top Coat (Satin)
- Gravel Road (Chalk Mineral Paint)
- Moonshine Metallics (Gold Digger)
- White Best Dang Wax
- Gilding Wax (Warm Gold)
- Moulds (decorate trim)
- E6000 Craft Glue (Permanent Bond)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue
Adding Whimsical Paper To Furniture
Step #1 Cut the wrapping paper (design of your chose) to the appropriate size for your furniture. For this makeover, I cut the paper to fit the drawers first and then outlined my design with a pencil. Use scissors to cut out your design or just paper the entire drawers. That’s a beautiful look too on whimsical furniture.
Step #2 Always clean your furniture well before painting. I use Dixie Belle’s White Lightning. Since this piece had been previously painted and I could visibly see some bleeding of wood tannins through the paint, I also used a stain blocker called BOSS in clear. The nightstand was painted with Gravel Road and Metallic Gold before the paper was applied. To learn more about the application of the paper AKA decoupage. CLICK HERE.
Adding Decorative Mouldings To Your Whimsical Furniture
Step #3 Create amazing details with a hot glue gun and moulds. Super simple… fill the moulds with hot glue and allow them to cool. The moulds are bendable and perfect for uneven surfaces. Remove the decorative beauties from the moulds and attach them to your furniture. I used E6000 craft glue to attach them to the furniture along the lines of the design that was cut from the whimsical paper.
Painting And Detailing The Moulds
Step #4 Paint over the decorative moulds with your choice of chalk mineral paint and allow ample drying time. I painted two coats on these moulds because I wanted a thick coverage and allowed the paint to fill any tiny imperfections. White wax was applied liberally and wiped back with a soft cloth to leave the white wax in the corners and crevices. The crowning touch was the GOLD gilding wax that I applied with my fingertip to highlight the moulds.
It Is Well With My Whimsical Soul
After all the worries… stepping out of my comfort zone wasn’t uncomfortable at all. It was actually fun… even if I’m a neutral girl. I’m thinking my Granddaughter just might need a new piece of whimsical furniture.
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Until the next project…