A little over a month ago, I shared with you guys that I had found this projector at a yard sale for just $2. (I googled it and found it’s worth around $200, so woohoo score!). Shortly after I found it I came up with a project just so that I could put it to use, because I was a wee bit excited. I designed and painted this DIY constellation dresser.
I selected one of my very favorite constellations, Ursa Major, for this project. Why Ursa Major? Well, it’s a cute bear, and it contains the big dipper, which is the constellation I always looked for every summer as a child.
So if I am being honest, at first I could not get the projector to work properly. Well, I won’t go into details, but just say USER ERROR. Yeah, the bulb in the projector was working just fine but the bulb in my brain…. not so much. Once I figured it out, it was smooth sailing!
To give this dresser a base coat I painted it with two coats of General Finishes lamp black before painting the constellation. I know I have said it before, but this is my go-to black paint, the best one I have found on the market for furniture.
I also chose some chunky antiqued crystal like knobs to complement the overall look.
To read the full step by step tutorial of how I added the constellation, hop on over to ehow, where I am sharing all of the details.
Once I had the projector mastered, this look was so much easier to achieve than I expected. I hope you will head over to how to read all about it, and learn how to do it. As a side note, most public libraries rent out overhead projectors, so anyone truly can do this!
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