Step 5: Add Decal and Finish

Align decal over armoire. Slowly remove backing and working from top to bottom, apply decal. Pressing down with dull scraper/spatula, over curves, bends, and corners. Once decal is applied, with an exacto knife, cut slits where drawers separate/open; pressing in edges of cut decal into crevices using the same exacto knife or scaper.

Apply drawer pulls.


(*BONUS: I had an old mirror and spray painted those borders white as well, worked well in bedroom and kept with modern feel of room; can see in final photo)
Personally, I'd never ruin an authentic piece of antique furniture for a project like this. You'd be better off to build it yourself and then paint it. This particular piece of furniture reminds me of the one that they sell at CVS for $39.99. They always have a good supply of them at Christmastime. If, instead, you did this to an actual antique just because it was missing a mirror, I wouldn't be happy about it. But hey, it's not my money. I think this would look pretty awesome if you painted the piece black and used a cool blue, magenta or even a white decal. Regardless, it's a good idea and your results look great. Thanks for the photos!
what website did u get the decal from?
misterdecal.com, although you can find other places who carry it by searching google &quot;audrey hepburn decal&quot;<br />
This is great. <br /> On your next project - make sure to take pictures while you're painting and transferring.&nbsp; Or whatever it is you're doing. More pictures!&nbsp; :D<br />
Thanks! I'll do that next time.&nbsp;This was my&nbsp;first time posting a project and realized I hadn't taken picures once it was too late...but next time I'l document it better.
what website did u get&nbsp; the pic from?
I totally get it.&nbsp; I was impressed by the quality of your first project here, and want to encourage you to make even more!!!<br /> I look forward to seeing them :)<br />
&nbsp;I want it I want it I want it!!!!!!!!!!
Looks so hot! I bet a Monroe one would look just as great!
hi, great 'ible!:) how big is your decal and much did it cost?<br />
it measures 14&quot; wide x 22&quot; tall...cost US&nbsp;$15.99 plus shipping..<br />
Fantastic! Love it.<br /> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
ohhh sweet! Might have to try this with something. Looks pretty awesome. :&nbsp;D<br />
Great job, my sister would love it. Could you tell us where we might find a similar decal.&nbsp; That picture works so well with the overall look. <br />
I googled &quot;audrey hepburn decal&quot;&nbsp;and found several sites. I used misterdecal.com, because they specifically listed the dimensions of the decal and I was able to compare it to the size of my furniture piece. <br />
I LOVE this instructable! I want to go out and find an old armoire so I can make this.<br />
This came out *beautifully*. I especially love that just a hint of the decal continues on to the side. This adds great interest to the piece. Love love love. :] <br />
&nbsp;I love the way the armoire came out but the two hardest steps have to pictures making it hard to do the project.&nbsp;
I realize I don't have picturse for that. I apologize but this is my first project and to be honest I didn't know I was going to post this when I did the project. I&nbsp;hope the lack of photos doesnt discourage anyone from tyring this. I don't think photos of those final steps would have helped anyone too much.&nbsp;I just simply painted with spray paint (white primer first, then high gloss white) like you would anything else. Careful to use smooth even strokes. As I am a novice it took me longer than it should take most. But I simly applied a coat, let dry, and repeated. The decal was also pretty simple. I&nbsp;just lined up the decal. Once the positioning looked good, I removed the backing and starting from the top I slowly pressed it on to the wood. Please feel free to ask my any questions...
I like this idea... and what a great finished product... very professional... thanks for this instructable
Cool!&nbsp; I just got an old oak jewelry armoire that I wanted to make more modern!<br />
Wow thats so gorgeous! <br /> Make me one! haha
Nice, I love the decal!<br />
&nbsp;Very nice. Good job!

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