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Topic: pterodactyl dresser - updated with stencil download link!  (Read 19628 times)
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« on: March 04, 2010 01:55:54 PM »



i'm working on my son's nursery, and wanted to have pieces with lots of color. we're not painting the walls (rental house), so i came up with this piece to bring in loads of bright color. we're decorating with dinos and airplanes, so this fit right in.

it's an unfinished pine dresser (new), replacement drawer pulls (glass) and lots and lots of blue paint with handmade stencils (posterboard i had lying around the house).







more pics and detailed process on my blog:
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thanks for looking!!

***UPDATE*** Stencils now available for download here: http://is-five.blogspot.com/p/downloads-and-patterns.html

free, non-commercial, personal use only, attribute, and i'd love to see what you make with 'em! leave a comment, send me an e-mail to meghan (dot) isfive (at) gmail (dot) com, tweet me @isfive or send me a message here.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010 02:03:47 PM »

ooh from the thumbnail picture this looked like a blind, would be a great blind too!! i wish i had dinodrawers!! :-)
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010 02:03:59 PM »

you did an amazing job!  I love it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010 02:10:24 PM »

 Grin Fan-flippin'-tasic!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010 02:12:11 PM »

This is just marvelous!  It's so colorful and yet still sophisticated.  It should age well as your son grows.  I hope the pup isn't as stern about the nursery as it looks.   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010 02:15:16 PM »

dinodrawers! hilarious.

daisy loves the nursery -- she was just focused intently on the light on my camera. obsessed with laser pointers!
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010 02:25:05 PM »

Soooooooo cute!  I love dinosaurs!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010 02:27:20 PM »

I want this dresser, AND the dog...
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 02:28:45 PM »

I'm deeply in love, and what a lovely model you have in the first picture!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010 02:50:45 PM »

Love this so much!
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010 03:02:23 PM »

oooooh i want one for my son
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010 04:05:24 PM »

super awesomeness!!! love the colors!
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010 05:50:41 PM »

thanks, y'all! wasn't super difficult, and the stencils could be traced instead of freehand if you're not confident in your drawing skills. just be prepared for it to take longer than you think -- took me 5 days cos of all the coats of paint! i still need to add a coat of wax to make it extra shiny.
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2010 08:09:55 PM »

AWESOME! I'm picking up some inspiration vibes, thank you. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010 07:19:36 AM »

Soooo fantastic - what a great creation - lucky lucky baby! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2010 08:53:21 AM »

OMG I love this!! the colors you chose are beautiful and definitly bring in tons of color!!
I just love the pterodactyl stencils, you did such a nice job!!
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« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2010 09:51:15 AM »

Too cool!

And what a good way to introduce large blocks of color! Well done!
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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2010 10:03:16 AM »

That is just all kinds of awesomeness, I really love it, like modern designer decor!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2010 12:30:43 PM »

I love the color scheme! And dinosaurs are AWESOME!!! I'd totally put this in my house!
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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2010 01:02:04 PM »

great job......it looks awsome
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2010 06:33:20 PM »

This is amazing!  So cute!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2010 08:41:46 PM »

Awesome. I love the shades of colours.  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2010 07:51:21 AM »

Love the colours and how you used them on your project!!!  Animals are so nosy and curious  Cheesy your dog is gorgeous
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2010 06:47:02 PM »

this is so awesome!  i love the shades of blue.
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2010 11:38:41 PM »

I want one! The thumbnail also deceived me into think this was a blind/room divider thing. But a dresser? So much cooler and unexpected. Awesome job.
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2010 07:43:10 PM »

This is so cool!  I wish my mom had made something like this for me when I was young xD
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2010 10:03:22 AM »

That is mad wicked awesome.
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2010 01:52:20 PM »

I wish I had this dresser for myself. I love it.
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2010 09:42:55 AM »

I have an old dresser for my son to refurbish - I was just going to slap some white paint on it ..... but damn me if you're not Inspiring! lol  Lex isn't into dinosaurs, but I'm so pumped to do this project that I was dreading before! You did such an amazing job!
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2010 06:28:20 PM »

What did you use for paint?
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« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2010 09:36:53 PM »

What did you use for paint?

i used 1 qt of behr 550B Blue Ocean latex paint, and mixed my own values using a qt of plain white latex (both gloss). i haven't gotten around to posting my stencils as pdf downloads on my blog yet, but if anyone wants them, just PM me and i'll get off my lazy bum and get them to you Smiley

myrdda, it's much easier than it looks to whip up your own stencils. you just need an exacto knife and some posterboard, and can make whatever your son is into! there are more detailed step-by-step instructions for doing this project on my blog (srsly, it's like a 50-foot-long post -- too much to post here!). again, check it out, and feel free to message me if you have any questions!
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2010 03:50:31 PM »

Oh wow, that looks great!  Your stenciling is so clean...I think it will be a long time until I'd be able to put together something like that!  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2010 04:32:00 PM »

wow!!! really good job!
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2010 09:51:05 PM »

very cute!! The colors compliment one another very well and the lines are so crisp, it looks great!
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« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2010 05:54:35 PM »

I am so impressed! beautiful job.
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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2010 12:23:37 AM »

Totally wonderful - I love the colours and the arrangement.  Just fantastic.
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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2010 12:36:38 PM »

Stencils now available for download here: http://is-five.blogspot.com/p/downloads-and-patterns.html

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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2010 09:16:27 PM »

HOW AWESOME!!  Shocked

Now, how to convince my mom to let me paint the furniture Tongue
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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2010 05:02:40 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2010 08:55:19 AM »

it looks very professional =] good job
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« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2010 11:07:57 PM »

This is so awesome,
we just got an old dresser that we're going to redo for my boyfriend's son.
We're thinking the batman sign in the sky and a city scape.
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« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2010 06:46:55 AM »

ooh, the batman one will be sooo cool! i hope you post it when you finish.
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« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2010 12:10:29 PM »

ooh, the batman one will be sooo cool! i hope you post it when you finish.

Oh for sure!
What kind of paint did you use for it?
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« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2010 01:21:35 PM »

i just used behr interior paint - high gloss - and covered it with 3 coats of a high-gloss polyacrylic.
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« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2010 03:37:08 PM »

Thats really cool.. lucky kid
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« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2010 08:24:21 AM »

This is great, my friends are having a baby boy soon, so I just sent your page to them, and recommended they make it too!
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« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2010 08:56:21 AM »

cool! i'd love to see photos if they make one!
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