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Topic: re-painted my bedside drawers - with a squid!  (Read 2165 times)
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bludgercat
« on: March 03, 2010 05:34:46 AM »

(First post, yay)
So yesterday I decided that my bedside drawers needed some sprucing up.
Randomly decided on a squid design (one of my favourite animals for some reason Cheesy)

Before

I painted the whole thing blue, and because I put the paint on a bit thick instead of being patient and doing layers -_- I made a sort of wave pattern with the brush Cheesy
I drew up a squid (with a little help from my trusty How To Draw book Grin)
then I traced the outline on and went over it with a permanent marker


I started painting the squid,


And somehow completely messed it up, I think I put the paint on too thick again, it went all crinkly /: so I scraped all the red off and re-did it. In thin layers this time.

It took ages to do all the layers, but it turned out much better. Finished:

I also painted the handles, they used to be a sort of brassy colour.

C&C are welcome
Thanks for looking! Smiley
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Taramor
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010 05:45:38 AM »

It looks great. A lovely colorful thing to liven up the room.
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cherry_blossom55
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010 06:06:25 AM »

adorable!! so much more fun than before, too.

ps: if you were painting over a different type of paint than you were using instead of using primer, that could have contributed to the wave pattern and the crinkly-ness you mentioned (although painting it on too thick is almost certainly the biggest issue) but it's good to see you worked out the kinks!
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010 06:43:30 AM »

love it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 05:49:54 PM »

So much better than the boring white end table!! I especially love the eyes.
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skeptis
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010 12:09:35 PM »

love squids! great job!
Marine invertebrates FTW! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010 10:34:54 PM »

Nice job.  The squid is very fun.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010 11:50:34 PM »

What an awesome table! I never really considered squids as possible furniture adornment before, but i really like it!
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