Last month when I was in Toronto for the Fusion Furniture Flipping Expo I picked up some new super cool products that I have been dying to share with you. One of my favourites so far are these IOD transfers.
I had never seen them before the Expo and instantly feel in love with how gorgeous they are.Despite their beauty, I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about how well they would look on a piece of furniture.
Would they look like something was slapped on?
Would they adhere well?
Hmm… I decided to take the gamble and grabbed a couple.
When I got home, I went for the “go big or go home” project and applied one to this dresser… (ps. I don’t know why this dresser looks so creamy in all of the original photos… it’s not in real life at all!)The IOD transfer is exactly like those things we used to have when we were kids. You know, the ones that you would rub with a popsicle stick and the image would peel off and stick to something magically? Each box/transfer comes with a handy-dandy applicator (although I would suggest making sure it is in there before you buy… one of mine was missing). If yours breaks down or is missing, you can also use a credit card, popsicle stick or the wooden end of a paint brush to apply the transfer.
Once you place the transfer where you would like it, just rub away and the image will transfer onto the furniture. Even though the process was easy, the grunt work needed was quite a bit. Be prepared for a sore arm if you are working with a large transfer. I have to admit that I was extremely happy with the end result. You can not tell that it is an “appliqué” of sorts and it looks as if you painted the script on yourself.
Not to mention, if you apply it right, it is on there for good! No scratching, flaking or peeling. I really, really like how beautifully the IOD transfer worked and looks.
I picked up a couple of different ones so now I can’t wait to try it on something else!
P.S. – a few tips when working with an IOD transfer… always work from the centre out, only use on light coloured paint and you can cut them apart to use just a piece
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