My First Commissioned Nightstands


I was commissioned to paint the following pair of nightstands for my father-in-law after he had seen my previous chalk painting nightstands.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture
I really wanted to make these nightstands personal and something that my in-laws would cherish. My husband and I came up with a brilliant concept for the nightstands. We both agreed that my grandchildren crazy in-laws, would be all over a family tree with the names of all their grandchildren.
First off, I found an image of a tree structure I like on the internet.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture
And then I designed the grandchildren names using various fonts from “PicMonkey”.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture
Transferring the images to the nightstands was quite labor intensive. First, I covered the back of the image with pencil.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture
Then flipped over the page and start tracing the tree to create a carbon copy onto the nightstand.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture
Repeat the same process for names.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture
Filled in the image using permanent marker.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture
And here is the final product. In addition to a coat of clear wax for finish, I also added a touch of dark wax to give them an antique look.
my first commissioned nightstands, painted furniture

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