…favorite things friday – efex appliques

I have been looking at appliques for a while now. I think they are a great way to elevate your piece to something a bit more details and fancy.

Take a look:

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Love the look and I plan on using them more in the future. My new friends at Efex mailed me several samples to play with.

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Efex makes latex appliques so they are bendy, stretch and easy to put on with contact cement.

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I’m looking forward to experimenting with a few different designs. I’ve already started using them on a large, vintage armoire. I can already see a huge difference.

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Thank you again, Efex Team! I’ll be sure to email you photos when I’m finished.

…favorite things friday – appliques

Does your piece just need just a bit of detail to make it super special? I have the answer for you! I love the idea of using wood appliques to create a piece with a bit more history & interest. Some pieces are designed with detail and some need a bit of help.

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My client, Sharon, has such great taste and brings me pieces all the time to refinish for her. She found this bed on the side of the road and added the applique! Love a woman with style & can see potential.

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The style of the bed has just been elevated considerably from a standard, vintage bed to something with a bit of elegance.

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It works well when you have a large, flat surface to work with. Use wood glue to attach the wood applique and let dry. Then paint as you would any piece.

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Sharon kindly dropped off the catalogue that she bought this applique from Van Dyke’s Restorers.

They sell them in so many styles & sizes. Check these out.

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If you try them out I’d love to see! Email me photos of your work. cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com. I’ll post the best!