I picked up this vintage dresser in January and thought it was a perfect candidate to try some IOD decor stamps I received on. The stamps I received were of grain sack stripes and when I saw this dresser thought it had the perfect lines to complement the stripes.
I loove grain sack stripes. There is something so simple and pretty about them. They always seem so cheery and just make me smile. I even painted them on this chair…The dresser was in good working condition but had quite a few nicks and chips.To freshen it up, it got several coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Mora; inside and out.When the dresser was finished getting it’s gorgeous new pale grey coat, it was time for the IOD stamps. The one I used for this project was from the Grainery Grain Sack Stripes set.
I have tried IOD decor transfers before (see one project here) and really loved how they turned out but had not had a chance to try the stamps until this project.To use the stamp, I stuck it to the large stamping block,and inked it up with some of the white decor ink.To actually use the stamp it look a bit of a learning curve. Once I figured out the best way to use it though, I loved it.
I found that the ink was quite slippy so the stamp worked better when I laid the dresser on it’s back. I would also highly recommend trying the stamp before inking it…. just to make sure you will be able to press it firmly and nothing impedes it.After I worked out these few little quirks, I loved the look I got. I tried the stamps with both the ink and some white paint and really liked how both looked.I was so pleased with how the lines of the dresser played off of the lines of the stamp. It was like they were made for each other 😉
I also have this set of stamps and can’t wait to try them out. Now I just have to decide what to use them on…
A huge thanks to IOD Iron Orchid Designs for providing the supplies for this project. Even though the stamps were given, all opinions are very much my own.
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