Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Citizen of the world....................

I know, I know - you must be getting sick of seeing these - it's my 4th one now - but the wording is always different, does that count? lol

I took some photos of the process this time -

Here is the dresser drawers painted ASCP Old White - with black stickers in place ( I kind of like this particular contrast - maybe the next one!!! ) I used 4 different sizes of stickers for this one -
Cities of the world - tried to squeeze as many as I could onto this baby - Montreal is my home town
so it was the first one I placed - and then started feeling guilt about the ones I left out - now how ridiculous
is that??????????????? that's why there's little bitty ones places sporadically -
I should really see a doctor I think -

So once those black stickers are all painstakingly put in place - I simply painted over the
entire surface with a diy chalk paint - the color is called Onyx.

Once the top coat is dry ( barely ) I start lifting the sticky letters off - any smudges or little flaws
can be touched up with a small artist brush................... and Voila - you have your subway art.

Now John and I had a debate - I happened to like this just the way it was - I like the clean white
letters against the almost black dresser - crisp -
but I was talked into distressing it -

I cannot express enough how doing this like therapy for me - very very relaxing.

So here it is now

DIY sphere sitting on top of the dresser ( idea stolen from Lindsey at Better After ) can be found here!!!

My Citizen of the World.
Tall, Dark and handsome
I love how masculine this piece is - nice change from all the girly
stuff I tend to gravitate towards -

What do you think - should I not have sanded it?
Should I sand it more?
Should I leave it alone?
Do you simply not give a damn either way because you're fed of me posting these

You can see the N.Y subway dresser HERE

Have a good one all


Partying at the following

Homespun Happenings
Nutmeg Place
Lines Across
I should be mopping the floor
Debbie Doos
DIY Home Sweet Home
Making the world cuter
Keeping it simple
How to nest for less
Coastal Charm
Kammy's Korner
My uncommon slice of suburbia
Primitive & Proper
The D.I.Y Dreamer
No Minimalist here
Beyond the Picket Fence
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Somewhat Simple
Embracing Change
Brambleberry Cottage
House of Hepworth
From my front porch to yours
Katherine's Corner
At the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Decorating Insanity
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. I love how this one turned out too!! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award... check my blog for more info : )

  2. Thanks for visiting me over at Making It Homey. I am your newest follower because I love your work. I like the sanded look myself, but I know it's a hard choice when your the one doing it. It looks great either way. Sandi

  3. Looks amazing!

  4. This is fantastic! I actually love both versions. I agree with Sandy, it's a hard choice.

  5. I think I like it distressed better--of course I like everything distressed :)! Thanks for visiting Homespun Happenings. I have a Linky Party going on called Rustic Restorations Weekend. I would love for you to link this up! I am now your newest follower:)

  6. This looks amazing to me! You did a great job! I think distressing is so personal. Do what you like the best. I'm a new follower! I can't wait to see your other amazing projects and ideas!

  7. I love this! I wish I had a piece to copy you with. I think it's better distressed too. Awesome project! Visiting from Tammy's Rustic Restorations party.

  8. Love the description it really fits :) Another job well done! Where do you buy your stickers I can't seem to find any in a larger size?

  9. I am so glad you came over and linked this up at Rustic Restorations Weekend! Thank you!

  10. That's really cute. I love it. Thanks for the step by step pics. Thanks for sharing, liz

  11. I love it just as it is picture, lots of time and work. Great job.

  12. Awesome job! My three year old daughter was sitting on my lap as we looked at it and said "Ohhhh, pretty!"

  13. Well, I loved it with the white background and black stickers. It's just gorgeous now and personally, I would not sand/distress any further.

    I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad I did! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

    Stop by and say hi when you can!


  14. P.S. Where do you find the larger stickers?


  15. looks fabulous! love the subway look- this piece was perfect for it.

  16. this looks abosolutely amazing and now I want to give this a try!!

  17. This is just great and looks fantastic. Saw you on Decorating Insanity.


  18. I love this! I am drawn to maps, globes, graphs, and names of cities!! This is cool, and I'm going to try to find something around here that I can do it with...hmmm. okay, maybe not the piano. lol And, by the way, I like it JUST as it is now. Don't do another thing to it, unless you want to ship it to NW Wisconsin. ;-)

  19. By the way, I decided to become your newest follower. Hope you'll follow back - Cranberry Morning! :-)

  20. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  21. Looks great!! I want one. Thanks for linking up to furniture friday. xoxo...mONICa

  22. Looks very cool - love the black as well!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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