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  • 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.

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