The Bone Shaker - Painted image

The Bone Shaker - Painted image

The Bone Shaker

 Thanks to graphics fairy for their selection of great copy-right free images. :)

This project proved that even a plain unpainted set of mdf drawers can be transformed into something very unexpected! 

Two of us completed this project. One did the man and the other the bicycle. After the image was transferred onto the drawers with pencil it was painted on by hand.
We wanted an aged look to the image, so once it was dry we used a large house painting brush to lightly dry brush over the base colour. This created an aged, washed look.
  1. Clean drawers well, removing all traces of dirt, grease, wax and loose particles.
  2. Repair any holes or cracks with wood filler as per product directions.
  3. Lightly sand the surface with 120 grit sandpaper. 
  4. Clean off all sanding dust before painting.

  5. Use a paint brush to apply 2-3 coats of your basecoat colour, allowing to dry between coats.

  6. Find an image and print it out using "poster setting" (this will allow you to get a large size print!)

  7. Rub charcoal or coloured chalk on the reverse of the paper, and trace it onto your furniure. 
  8. Use a small paint brush to paint in the lines.

  9. When dry, lightly dry-brush the base colour over to create a washed, aged effect. Ensure you work in the direction of the grain.