June 29, 2012

Dremel Carving on Nightstand Table Furniture with Flowers and Vine Design and Tutorial

A little nightstand makeover

before and after carved nightstand makeover
I came across this wooden piece and thought I could work
some makeover magic.

table-nightstand makeover tutorial
I removed the dividers and primed.

carved swirl mirror
I had the idea to use the Dremel to carve a design on the nightstand.
I've used the Dremel before to carve swirls in this mirror as well 

whimsical carved cheetah, leopard bench seat
I also used it on this cute Cheetah Bench to carve the leopard spots.

table leg dragonfly with swirl wings
Most recently, I used it to carve spirals on the wings of this dragonfly.
You can see how versatile it can be plus it's really fun and easy to do.

pattern for dremel on furniture
For the nightstand, I painted a brown-ish basecoat then drew my design on with chalk.
I was going for a flowers and leaves flowing design.

dremel makeover on nightstand
I started carving with the dremel over my chalk design.

dremel bit
I use this type of dremel bit in different sizes when carving in wood.
For me, this type/shape of bit is a good general purpose bit and easy to use.

dremel carving DIY tutorial Lucy Designs
After all parts were carved, I applied a second coat of brown paint

paint wash over dremel carved design
 Working in sections so the paint wouldn't dry completely, 
I brushed on dark brown paint and wiped away the excess.
You want to make sure to get the dark paint in all the carved recesses.

carved flower table using dremel
...and this is how it turned out.
This is also where I apologize for my poor quality pics
because it looks so beautiful in person! 

dremel designs on wood furniture
 I carved both sides...

Other side...


And the top...

I was originally going to leave the inside plain, 
but decided to carve a trailing vine and flowers inside too...

other side...

dremel dots on furniture
I finished it off by carving dots all along the edges and the bottom.
I added a couple of coats of polyurethane and it was ready to go.

dremel on furniture
Thanks for checking out my carved table.
See my latest dremel design of a zebra pattern carved on 6 ft leaner mirror

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