Have you seen those pieces of furniture on Pinterest with images and typography on them? I always save those pins because I love that look and I am on the hunt for the easiest way to add images to my painted furniture pieces. I am not going to lie, I have tried far too many techniques for transferring images onto furniture. Have you? While many have been successful, I felt they took to much time and effort. I’m not saying that I will never use those options again but I am so happy to say that I have finally found a MUCH easier, faster and beautiful way to add large images to furniture and I can’t wait to share this with you!!!
Several months ago I discovered Iron Orchid Designs Decor transfers created by the creative sister team of Sally & Josie. These ladies are creating some pretty awesome products to make crafting, home decor and furniture painting easier and more fun. Thier products allow us to add our own unique touch to our projects and home decor.
So back to the image transfer…..
They developed these amazing large transfers that once applied look like a hand painted piece of art. There is no plastic or vinyl look behind the transfer and you can actually distress the transfer without it peeling up. I normally lightly distress them to give them a subtle aged look but this step is optional.
Here is a quick video showing how to apply the transfer.You can find this transfer here
Quick and easy right? I wish I really could work that fast. I could get A LOT of projects done!!! 🙂
Anyway, The transfers adhere best to matte surfaces so they are perfect for any chalky type paint or even bare wood. I have also seen them applied on a mirror with fabulous results.
Here are a couple of inspiration photos for you to get the ideas flowing.
The Gloucestershire Decor transfer makes great sinage for a farhouse kitchen.
She used The Finiky Fox Cafe Decor Transfer on the front of this buffet.
I can’t wait to get my hands on a piece of furniture to use with this transfer. Isn’t she beautiful? This transfer, Gypsy would also be beautiful on a large mirror or wooden sign. I even have some customers that purchased this transfer to put on thier bathroom door. Which I think will look fabulous!!!
I hope you are inspired to give these beauties a try. To see more transfer options please visit my online shop here.