And while this is already a huge improvement, I told you I have a problem with making myself stop when it comes to this stuff. She is beautiful, but not extraordinary.
I wanted to put something on the top, like, the WHOLE top. I thought about just painting it another color (yawn). Then I considered chalkboard paint (a little better but it's been done A LOT). Then I remembered that last time I went to the Lobby (which I now live less than a mile from!) I grabbed this
Transfer paper! It's a little pricey at $6.99, but it's 20 sheets and can be used over and over so I figured it was worth the investment :)
Next I went to the only place I know that I will never be disappointed when looking for a graphic. Graphics Fairy has a million and one graphics that I wanted to use! I finally decided on this one
I'm not real sure what it says, but doesn't it look cool!
I blew it up in excel and printed it (fast draft, grayscale) onto 12 sheets of paper. Then got to tracing. This is what it looked like once I lifted the graphite paper. It made the next part easy.
Let's just take one more look:
My original intent when I bought this was to refinish it and sell it. I think I'll just put a price tag of $2000 and see what happens. If I have to keep it, I have to keep it ;o)
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