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Any one who truly knows me, knows that I love pirates. Not just the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and Disneyland or the movies, but actual pirates. I have read and own several books on the subject. One is an actual account of life on board ships and the way they treated victims, etc.
So after a while I decided I needed to paint a dresser with a pirate flag, since the Union Jack that has become popular. I wanted to copy without copying. Therefore I did Captain Jack Rackhams flag.
I didn't want it to be strictly black so I bought Glidden in a blue grey slate.
I had to enlarge the flag on the computer then I traced on the back with chalk. Then I centered the flag on the dresser and rubbed over it lightly.
Next step was to paint carefully with the heirloom lace paint. (I forgot the nose and my Daughter noticed and filled it in. After laughing hysterically.)
Then I sanded heavily to give it that wind-worn effect.
I liked these knobs with a little rope detail.
I found an old National Geograpic Magazine map of the Caribbean and burned the edges (and the spot that had the name of the magazine.) Then I decoupaged it to the top with Mod Podge.
I was going to sell it but my son liked it so much that I'm saving it for him. I'll redo his dresser and sell it instead.
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