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swampdragon
« on: May 09, 2007 06:23:09 AM »

Hi,
in London (Brompton Road in South Kensington if I remember correctly) there is a great kitchenware shop called "Divertimenti" and I got there a shopping bag with a rustic kitchen motif (including wild pig) which looks like a medieval wood engraving. I used this motif for a poor little piece of furniture, which I got for free and even after I had stripped of the badly smeared on yellow paint it still didn't show any shabby chic at all, just shabbiness as such. I scanned the bag, turned it to black/white and enlarged then with a photo copier to the size I needed. The motif was glued on and it got a bit doctored with Shellac and Crackling to remove the shiny white, which is suspicious when you are otherwise so shabby.To protect the wood  I used wood oil. The cracks in the wood and the broken knobs I kept as they were.
I hope I haven't broken any Copyright rules by using the motif, but it is just made for my pleasure as it reminds me of London and is of course not for sale.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007 08:45:47 AM »

Very well done! I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007 09:45:59 AM »

Fantastic. Very effective.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007 01:50:47 PM »

I love it! Ingenious and great choice of motif!
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007 07:12:50 PM »

That looks amazing! I've always wanted to use the bags from Trader Joe's for something because their bags are also really nice like the one you used.

Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007 09:11:07 PM »

Great image. What do you use to strip your furniture finds?
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007 09:16:46 PM »

I had no idea what to expect when I read the thread title but I am quite impressed! I like how it came out!
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2007 07:25:30 AM »

Amazing! I love the cabinet itsself too.. I wish I had one.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2007 03:36:01 AM »

@ balkandina
Hi,
I use paint stripper you get in DIY stores. You will have different brands than we have here, so it makes no sense to write them down.
Also, I use a lot of sandpaper and even more swearing and cursing, of course. No need to write them down either. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2007 03:39:52 AM »

That's beautiful! I love the design and the unique piece of furniture!
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