- Customized Ikea Fronts
Sticking to the Lotus theme, I visualized how the decor would look like on customized Ikea fronts for a potential customer.
- Dresser Lotus 15 and final
No comments, actually, this job is complete. Trying to stage the dresser now to get the best photo possible.
- Dresser Lotus 14
My favorite moment of every job, applying the oily smelly oil-based polyurethane varnish. One would like to say ‘don’t try this at home’ as it’s really smelly and may adopt a yellowish hue in time. In this case, the potential yellow patina will only work fine with the dresser. And I like the plastic-like durable finish the oil poly varnish gives. I need 4 coats of the varnish now that I will be applying over the weekend, after second and third, I will sand it a little bit.
- Dresser Lotus 13
The paintwork is done. Some small repairs left only, final sealing and fitting knobs.
- Dresser Lotus 12
Slowly progressing working on drawers.
- Dresser Lotus 11
Day spent on printing, cutting and tracing today.
- Dresser Lotus 10
Three sides almost done now. Readying for the central gold lotus decor.
- Dresser Lotus 9
The next step done. I like how the white underlay makes the red colour really bright and saturated.
- Dresser Lotus 8
Slowly progressing with the front decor, only the white underlay done today. BIoody folds and mouldings… I was furloughed from my permanent job two weeks ago but decided to go through training in Revit, which is an architectural computer programme. That means I only work on the dresser every second day.
- Dresser Lotus 7
Going through second coat of red on the top. I would never venture this project if not the quarantine and lockdown. Too much work.
- Dresser Lotus 6
Spent some time tonight on a stencil for the large red form.
- Dresser Lotus 5
Working on the artwork in Illustrator.
- Dresser Lotus 4
I have also refreshed the design a bit.
- Dresser Lotus 3
I resumed works on the ‘lotus’ dresser. Made some customized metallic charcoal paint from leftovers and applied two coats. Waiting for the delivery of a tin of red.
- Dresser Lotus 2
I am pleased to present the visualization of what I’m aiming for. I have no idea yet how I will achieve the lotus pattern. It may be a killer job.
- Dresser Lotus 1
These two fellows are next on my list to be upcycled. The rough idea is to stain the tops to dark redwood, paint the carcasses to charcoal grey, apply a red gold artwork to drawer fronts and paint over with gold selected accessories. Visuals in progress.
- Bedside Drawer Chest
30 minutes visuals for a pine bedside drawer chest for a potential customer.