Have you ever been perplexed about how to get a cool design on a piece of fabric, or a picture in a book, or a graphic on your computer onto a wall or a piece of furniture? Well it’s something that’s plagued me for a while. I’m decent at freehand painting, but when it comes to symmetrical designs, or repeating designs or getting something really tiny to be huge, I have been stuck, so I started looking around for an opaque projector I could use for that purpose.
I spoke to the lovely people at Artograph, who graciously offered to send me their Super Prism Art Projector (one of their top-of-the-line models) to use and one to offer our readers for a giveaway!! Isn’t that SO exciting! The Super Prism has a manufacturers suggest retail price of $400, so this is a fantastic opportunity for you to own this incredibly useful tool for the creative DIYer! Details about the giveaway are below, but first, I thought I’d share with you a project I did for my very own bedroom using my new Super Prism Projector.
We inherited our dresser when we were first married, 10.5 years ago, from my husbands grandmother. It was very 70’s looking, with the slanted drawers, boxy shape and yellow wood tone. When we first got it, I decided it might make it look a little less 70’s and a little more traditional if I added some pulls and knobs.
It helped, but I’ve been yearning to give it more of an update forEVER, but my husband has a thing about painting wood, so being the loving, dutiful wife that I am, I conceded the issue for years. Finally I could take it no longer, so I did what any loving, dutiful wife would do. I waited until he was at work, and whipped out the paint! :) Surprise! He was only momentarily disappointed that the wood was no longer, because he loved the way it turned out (as I knew he would.)
Now it matches my Roadkill Rescue Headboard I redid years ago! Yay! (You can see it in the mirror. By the way, this is probably the first time in at least 3 years that my bed has been somewhat made, just to keep it real.)
Here’s a better look at the headboard and duvet cover.
So let me show you how I accomplished this using my new projector!
I wanted to use the damask from the duvet cover as the design on the dresser, but the pattern was a little too large to fit on the copy area of the projector. (It has a 7” x 7” copy area.) So I found a picture of the duvet cover online (they sell the Havana pattern at Target still) and printed it on a smaller scale that would fit on the copy area.
The projector was simple and easy to use, right out of the box. I just placed my image on the copy area, shut the lid, turned it on, adjusted the distance between the projector and the dresser until the image was the size I wanted, then turned the end of the lens to focus it. Maybe a minute, and we were in business!
I traced around the image with a pencil.
Then flipped the image upside down and traced on the other side.
(I wish I could take credit for idea of this awesome design, but it was inspired by this damask wall art that Brooke did at All Things Thrifty back in April. It’s been swirling around in my head ever since and I was SO excited to finally see it to fruition.)
So then, the painting began. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you this was a quick process, but I think the end product was TOTALLY worth the time and effort. Here it is after 1 hour of painting:
2 hours, and we’re half-way done:
I want to say it took about 5 hours to complete all the black painting with touch-ups and everything. I just put on some tunes and painted away. Not difficult work, just a little tedious. Luckily, my husband was home yesterday when I was working on this part, so my kids were not completely neglected. ;)
I really could not be happier with how it turned out, and am totally stoked to have everything in there looking like it goes together. It was only 10.5 years in the making. Good things come to those who wait. :)
Now for the GIVEAWAY details!!!
You have the opportunity to own your very own Super Prism Projector from Artograph!! Here’s what you have to do:
1. Be a follower of Twice Lovely and leave me a comment telling me so.
2. “Like” Twice Lovely on Facebook and leave me a comment.
3. Link to this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or in a blog post and leave a comment for each that you do.
4. Post the giveaway button on your sidebar for the duration and leave me a comment.
That’s 6 opportunities to win one of these great machines for yourself!! PLEASE be sure to leave a SEPARATE comment below for each of your entries!!
I will pick a winner 2 weeks from today, on October 29, 2010. During that time, I’m going to be showing you LOTS more ideas of things you can do with a projector of your own. We have a few guests posts lined up with even MORE great projector projects and tutorials. I can’t wait!
EDIT: This giveaway is now closed!
Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Under the Table and Dreaming, I Heart Naptime, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, House of Grace, Fine Craft Guild .com, The Shabby Nest, Domsetically Speaking, My Backyard Eden, Thrifty Décor Chick
AMAZING giveaway Ann Marie! I'm a faithfull follower and I just posted about this giveaway on both my Twitter and Facebook pages!ReplyDelete
Always amazing Ann Marie. You put so much work and detail into your pieces. They are so unique and have your signature all over them. Great job!ReplyDelete
I told the world about you on Facebook!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for clearing that up AM, hope my separate comments bring me loads of good luck!
i've been a follower for a while now! (just joined via gfc too!) what a fun project - your dresser turned out AWESOME!!!ReplyDelete
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Added your button to my sidebar!!ReplyDelete
Can you tell I really want to win?
I am already a follower. I neeeeed one of these. I already have a project in the works, and I was trying to figure out how to get it where I want it. Your dresser is just WOW!ReplyDelete
Super giveaway! I'm a follower. I can think of a bunch of uses for this fantastic machine.ReplyDelete
I'm a follower. YOUR DRESSER LOOKS AMAZING! I'm super impressed!ReplyDelete
I am LOVING the damask dresser! I'm always scared to actually try something like that, but maybe I'll get the courage one of these days. I bet it would be helped if I had that handy dandy projector!! :) I'm a follower.ReplyDelete
Faithful follower here!ReplyDelete
That dresser is sooo dramatic, I love it! I had to scroll back up to make sure it was the same dresser! What a transformation!
I'm a follower :)
that dresser is AH-MAZ-ING! Particularly since Damask and I are having a hot love affair!! It is perfection. And I cannot even begin to imagine the awesomeness that one could complete with that projector!! Wow!! I am a follower....and have been for a while. And I rarely enter contests. It would be dumb not to give this one a whirl!!ReplyDelete
Omg there is no way that is the same dresser!!! You did an awesome job I love it!!! oh ya I'm a follower and I'm going to twitter right now. I need that projector!!! Love your giveaway and your blog.ReplyDelete
Follower here, too. I was so inspired by your posts that I purchased some hideous (really really bad) end tables and I'm going to redo them next weekend! Yea!! I'm SO excited!!ReplyDelete
You're on my facebook! I've already turned one of my friends into a follower, more to come, I'm sure!ReplyDelete
AND.... now you're on my blog sidebar! www.apocketfullofawesome.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Follower...here and on FB! I wonder if I could do something like that? Love your wall color too!!ReplyDelete
I love what you did! It looks like a designer piece that people would pay a lot of money for. Great job!ReplyDelete
What a great giveaway and a great project! The dresser looks amazing!
Following on FBReplyDelete
Sharing with my readers on FBReplyDelete
Ha, see!! I only posted like 15 minutes ago and another friend (Sheila) is already following you ;)ReplyDelete
So far "Like" on FB and blog(ger) follower on my profile.ReplyDelete
I would love one of these! I follow your blog through Reader. Thanks for the great giveaway!ReplyDelete
I "like" you on FB!ReplyDelete
I'm following you! I've never thought about using a projector on projects. Oh the fun I could have...ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!!ReplyDelete
I posted the giveaway on FB.ReplyDelete
I just posted on Twitter under 4PureJoy.ReplyDelete
The giveaway is now posted on my blog.ReplyDelete
I don't remember how I found you on Facebook, but I've been a follower for a couple weeks now (aka. "liked" your page). Whether I win the projector or not (and most likely not since the odds are tiny), I just want to say that your dresser looks INCREDIBLE!! So classy and sophisticated. Very "Trading Spaces," but in the Laurie Hickson-Smith or Genevieve Gorder way. ;-) I agree that it was definitely worth the hours it took, and more, because now you'll be able to enjoy it whenever you're in your room.ReplyDelete
I added your button to my blog!ReplyDelete
Oops, I have never "followed" a blog before, so didn't realize they were two separate things. I am now a follower of your blog as well as a Facebook fan. :-)ReplyDelete
This is so cool. follow your blog.ReplyDelete
I am already a follower! What a terrific job you did on that dresser. I love damask prints.ReplyDelete
I just linked to the giveaway on my Facebook page. How cool that you are both residents of Arizona!! I grew up there. :-)ReplyDelete
Your dresser turned out beautifully. I'm already making plans in my head...ReplyDelete
I'm now a follower on facebook. :)
I am also a follower of your blog.ReplyDelete
I follow TL!ReplyDelete
I like TL on FB (D. Medina).ReplyDelete
I'm a Follower!!!ReplyDelete
I am a fan of Twice Lovely on Facebook. (because I like being a fan better then "like")ReplyDelete
Posted a link on my Facebook's business page!ReplyDelete
and... posted a link on my facebook's personal pageReplyDelete
and... I added your button to my side bar.. Ok I think I've done ir all except for tweeterReplyDelete
wait... I'll blog about it too!!! does that count?
i LOVE WHAT YOU DO/SHOW ON YOUR BLOG! i'M A FOLLOWER!ReplyDelete
We love your makeovers! Oh the things you could do with a projector like that! I followed you and liked you on facebook!ReplyDelete
I liked you on FB!ReplyDelete
And...I liked you on facebook!! :)ReplyDelete
Oh, lovely! You know this, of course, but it appears none of us can resist telling you anyway. :)ReplyDelete
Hi. Fairly new follower here, now a regular eager-reader. Just the other day, I said to myself, "Self, we need a projector!" Then lo and behold, what to our projector-needing eyes should appear but this oh-so-timely giveaway of yours! Thanks for the opportunity to become a randomly generated winner. :)
I posted about your giveaway on Twitter under FARLEYDTRReplyDelete
I blogged about TwiceLovely & the giveaway.ReplyDelete
I told my friends on FB about TwiceLovely's Artograph giveaway!ReplyDelete
TwiceLovely's button has found a home on my blog!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the opportunities to win!
I also liked TwiceLovely on FB and left a comment there :) Good luck everyone!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
I "like" you on Facebook, and I left a comment there.ReplyDelete
Ann Marie... Beautiful dresser! And funny story about your husband not liking to change things. When I was pregnant with S, I asked your husband to help me move furniture around in B's office as a surprise. He kindly helped but I could tell he didn't think it was a great idea. :) Tell your family that we all said Hi!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
You've been 'Liked' on my Facebook!ReplyDelete
Shared this wonderful giveaway on my blog!ReplyDelete
The Button is up on my blog! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!ReplyDelete
Giveaway is shared on facebook!ReplyDelete
This rocks. Unbelievable transformation.ReplyDelete
I am a follower! I was just looking for one of these the other day!!ReplyDelete
I am Liking you on facebook! I love you dresser, it turned out so great!!ReplyDelete
i'm a follower- i subscribe via RSS to my gmail! (email me if you'd like the full address, I dont like using my name onthe internet :) scg00387 at yahoo dot comReplyDelete
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So fabulous! What an amazing giveaway ~ I am follower and also love getting your updates on facebook! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Oh love the dresser makeover. I couldn't tell the drawers were slanted until you painted it.ReplyDelete
liked you on FBReplyDelete
That dresser is AH-MAZE-ING! Love damask!ReplyDelete
I am now a follower!
FB "liker" too!ReplyDelete
and I shared the give away post on FB!ReplyDelete
That is gorgeous! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! Of course I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
Super! I wanna get me a projector!ReplyDelete
Following :) Love the dresser!!!ReplyDelete
I am following!!!!! Beautiful dresser!ReplyDelete
I like you on facebook :)ReplyDelete
liking you on FBReplyDelete
Ummm...is this even real?!?! I can't believe it!! It's AMAZING!! WOW!!ReplyDelete
Of course I'm a follower :)
This is absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!!! I love, love, love it!!!ReplyDelete
Your dresser is amazing. I love all your black and white. I've been a follower of your's for a while now. Thanks for the wonderful give a way. I can think of lots of ways I'd use that to add art to things around my house. Hugs...ReplyDelete
I'm a follower! I love your work and I think you are very inspirational. Awesome giveaway!ReplyDelete
(I don't need to win the giveaway) I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE this project. It is not 70s anymore. Just simple and stunning.ReplyDelete
i am a follower, and i actually faved your armoire today and mentioned this spectacular dresser. i love it! i actually really like it in the half-done stage with the damask on just the left, too.ReplyDelete
i also already like you on facebook!ReplyDelete
I posted about the giveaway on my blog: http://shabbythoughts.blogspot.com/2010/10/desk-update.htmlReplyDelete
I "like" Twice Lovely on FB now!ReplyDelete
Okay, Love your dresser! WE have my hubby's old dresser that needs a makeover like this! I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower! love the dresser!ReplyDelete
That dresser is fantastic! It's a real statement piece. Beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Just became a follower...amazing job on the dresser!!!ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower coming over from Infarrantly Creative's blog! What a great giveaway :)ReplyDelete
Love your work on the dresser! Been following for a couple of months and LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff.....your inspire me!ReplyDelete
And - I just posted your giveaway button on my blog :)ReplyDelete
that looks amazing! seriously!ReplyDelete
I am a follower and I liked your Facebook page!ReplyDelete
wow - that is beautiful!ReplyDelete
i am a new follower!ReplyDelete
I am a follower and WOW! would this projector ever change my life!!!ReplyDelete
WOW, This project is fabulous...LOVE IT!! The dresser transformation is amazing. I have a vintage settee that I had recovered in the same damask and I adore this print. What a great giveaway. I have wanted a projector for the longest time. If I am lucky enough to be the winner I see a mural in my future. Oh yes, I am a follower.ReplyDelete
I am putting your giveaway on my sidebar.ReplyDelete
I have posted about the giveaway with a link on Facebook..Sherry CarrollReplyDelete
I also "like" Twice Lovely on Facebook.ReplyDelete
Hi AnnMarie! I am now following you on FacebookReplyDelete
and I am also following your blog! love your stuff!!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!!ReplyDelete
Wow, that turned out awesome!!! Come link up sometime to Handmade Tuesdays! It is a new linky I started with a tutorial :) www.ladybug-blessings.comReplyDelete
That is a very beautiful dresser. You did a great job, as usual. I became a follower of your blog, liked and posted on facebook. Thanks for the great give-away.ReplyDelete
I am a follower! Great dresser!ReplyDelete
I found you through FJI. I LOVE the dresser. OMG! Nothing in my house would be safe if I had that projector :-) I have become your newest follower.ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting this marvelous giveaway!
I am a follower and I think your dresser rocks!ReplyDelete
This is so amazing-My daughter has this comforter and my head is spinning with ideas-so inspiring!!ReplyDelete
This dresser is SO gorgeous! I love the use of the projector in stead of vinyl or a stencil... A projector is much easier to re purpose for use in other projects. Would LOVE to win this!ReplyDelete
Brand spanking new follower!
I like you on FB, too. :)ReplyDelete
I am a subscriber. As you were telling about the problem of wanting to copy design for painting or such, I was thinking, yes! yes! as for years that has been how I felt. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for offering it!ReplyDelete
I am a follower. Love the projector!ReplyDelete
I just "liked" you on facebookReplyDelete
"Like" you on Facebook! Awesome giveaway and great job on that dresser. I love it!ReplyDelete
I not only featured your great project on my website, but promoted your giveaway too.ReplyDelete
I like you on Facebook.com.ReplyDelete
I follow your blog too... I could really use this projector for a ton of projects I will be doing for my website. Thanks!ReplyDelete
This is an amazing giveaway!!! That dresser turned out GORGEOUS!!!!!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower :)
Got your button on my sidebar :)ReplyDelete
I am a follower!ReplyDelete
And I'm blogging about it. This one is much nicer than my projector, so I don't feel guilty about putting my name in the hat! :)ReplyDelete
Following along happily!ReplyDelete
This is an AWESOME giveaway!! I am a followerReplyDelete
I'm following because I love what I see here. thanks for the giveaway. :)ReplyDelete
I just "Liked" you on facebookReplyDelete
I went to your page on FB and hit the "like" button. Thanks again! :) carol_busse at yahoo dot comReplyDelete
Wow! I just became a follower. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!ReplyDelete
And I "like" you on Facebook. :)ReplyDelete
I blogged about the giveaway!!ReplyDelete
Added your button to the sidebar of my blog :)ReplyDelete
I have added your button to my blog. Please pop over to take a look.ReplyDelete
Posted about the giveaway on facebook! I think I did them all now :)ReplyDelete
I have "friended" Twice Lovely on FB and added a comment. Rock on, sisters!!!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower! What an amazing giveaway!ReplyDelete
I have added Twice Lovely as a "follower" and look forward to adding you to my daily reads.ReplyDelete
I want this SOOOOOOOO bad! I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
I just "liked" you on facebook. That projector is awesome! Looking forward to see what other projects you do with it.ReplyDelete
I am a follower and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!! I can think of so many great projects I could do with this!ReplyDelete
I love the dresser and the tutorial, THANKS!
I'm following on FB too. I was so excited about the giveaway I forgot to mention how AMAZING your dresser looks! You did a fab job!ReplyDelete
And I'm going to "wear" your button on my blog. Wish me luck, I'd LOOOOVE to win this!ReplyDelete
Miss Mustard Seed sent me :DReplyDelete
I'm now a new follower!
She has been such an inspiration. I hope to win this new opaque projector. What an awesome gift!
Looking forward to getting to know ya'll!
I am a follower. Wow! that is a transformation! Great idea and well done!ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower! I love this dresser project. Genius! Lisa~ReplyDelete
This projector has so many craft/project possibilities! I would love to have it! -LoriReplyDelete
WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE! What an amazing job you did!ReplyDelete
I am a follower!
I "like" you on Fbook!ReplyDelete
I posted this on Fbook too! Wow! ps: Miss Mustard Seed sent me too!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
I am a follower.ReplyDelete
I have a sidebar link.ReplyDelete
I'm a follower and I really really REALLY would love to win this projector. What a great idea!ReplyDelete
I love these projector ideas. I've always wanted one. So I'm a new follower, I've "liked" you on facebook, I've linked to your giveaway on my blog (www.myeverydayme.blogspot.com) and posted your button. I love your stuff!ReplyDelete
I am a faithful follower! I love what you have done and I am dying for a projector.....oh great random number generator choose me!!!ReplyDelete
love your guts
I'm a blog follower. wkpanter at yahoo dot comReplyDelete
I posted about the giveaway on facebook. Oh and I use paper plates for my paint too! I saw yours in one of the photos.ReplyDelete
I just "liked" you on facebook.ReplyDelete
wkpanter at yahoo dot com
I "liked" you on facebook.ReplyDelete
i like you in facebook, twice lovely! great postReplyDelete
ok! tweeted this blog post! I must really want to win this :) -LoriReplyDelete
also sent this link out on facebook! :)-LoriReplyDelete
I'm now a follower, thank you for the amazing giveaway!ReplyDelete
What an amazing project! You did a fabulous job! I'm a follower of your blog :)ReplyDelete
My dad had a projector like this that I used for school projects...back in the '70s. Sure wish I still had it! The possibilities are limitless!ReplyDelete
Ok. That is amazing! I have followed your blog for several months now and never cease to be amazed!!ReplyDelete
I follow you on FB! BTW, if you have a sec, I would love it if you stopped by me FB page. I have been so inspired by your creativity! Mine comes out in accessories. ;) Thanks for your inspiration!! http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brigham-City-UT/Fancy-Schmancy/123842597631540ReplyDelete
I'm a follower and am drooling at the prospect of winning the projector and being able to complete a project like your dresser. It is awesome.ReplyDelete
I "Like" you on FB!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I like you on FB as well!ReplyDelete
I tweeted about the giveaway, too.ReplyDelete
I also posted the link on my FB page. Thanks again!ReplyDelete
Hi Ann Marie I am following you on face Boook and adore your site!! I would Love, love to win this!ReplyDelete
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Give away linked to my FB page! Too cool!ReplyDelete
Liked on Facebook :)ReplyDelete
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Posted Button! Thanks Ann MarieReplyDelete
I'm your newest follower! :o) Would love to win this projector! Best of luck to all!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! Now following along. K xxReplyDelete
Oh, and I'm also liking you on FB.ReplyDelete
I am you newest follower. The dresser is awesome! Heading to FB to like you and post a link on my Rainbow Creek Creations page too!ReplyDelete
I liked you and posted on FB too!ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower and would love to win the projector. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.ReplyDelete
Awesome giveaway!! I love your dresser.ReplyDelete
I have just become a follower and I'm sorry I didn't know about your blog before. Love your work.ReplyDelete
I liked you on FB and added your link on my sidebar. Would love to create items like your dresser.ReplyDelete
I am over from MMS and am now a follower. Would LOVE to win this giveaway! The dresser came out fantastic!ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower!ReplyDelete
I've been reading your blog for a long time, but just now became a follower. I couldn't believe the dresser done with the projector and the fact that your giving one away!! Would be lying if I said I didn't want both!! LOL I also liked you on FB and left a message there. I read about your give away from Miss Mustard Seed this morning before even getting to your blog. Wow!!! Thanks!!ReplyDelete
Hey! Maybe I CAN have one afterall!! I'm a follower.ReplyDelete
I'm a follower! And color me in love! Oh the projects we could do with that. :) Pick me! Lol. :)ReplyDelete
The dresser is spectacular!ReplyDelete
And thank you for the opportunity to win
I am a follower of your blog.
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I liked your facebook page as erika rodriguez.ReplyDelete
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