Squeak and slam. Squeak and slam. Every childhood memory I possess, is to the tune of that screen door. Seems we lived near half our life on that porch.

The skeeters were bad because we had real late rain that year. The moss hung low and swayed, though I couldn’t for the life of me, feel any breeze. But I could smell the earth. And momma’s julep. The clink of her ice. I was sittin on the brick steps, killin fire ants with a stick and pickin at the scab on my knee. It wasn’t ready.

Somethin movin in the ferns startled me and I was about to investigate, when the Squeak and Slam… my sister Maggie flounced into the center of our stage and sucked up all the attention twirlin her coral taffeta monstrosity. I guess it was a prom dress. She twirled and preened like she was something else. Momma and aunt Charlene gave her all the la dee da she was lookin for.

I still wonder if God was pinchin me for scowlin at my sister because I got bit real bad by one of the fire ant’s I missed.


IOD Décor Transfers are a little delicate, and need some careful handling, but the outcome is worth every minute you invest. With a little instruction, they are easy to use and add instant style to your projects. ( Make sure to check out our new White Transfers for a beautiful design on your deeper richer colors!)

Preparation is Key

Keep your transfer with its backing sheet until you are ready to apply. Keep free of dust or debris, which will interfere with adhesion. Do not allow the adhesive side of transfer to touch anything prior to application. When handling the transfer, avoid letting the adhesive side touch itself (don’t do in a windy environment). Do not store transfer in extreme temperatures or humid conditions, which can affect adhesion



Start with a clean, dry, matte surface. If painted, make sure it’s well cured, and if you have sanded the paint, make certain there is no residual dust. All of these things will interfere with adhesion.

Carefully remove the transfer from its white backing. Slowly and carefully lower the transfer onto your intended surface, making sure that it does not touch until the placement is correct because once it's down on your project  surface, you must commit. Use small pieces of low tack tape to hold the transfer in place while you make the image transfer.

Using the provided tool, or one of your choice, start at one end of the transfer and rub firmly to adhere the image to the surface. Do this until the entire image is transferred. You are welcome for the free arm workout as well. If any parts of the transfer aren’t transferred when you lift, simply lay it back down and rub more on that portion.

After it is transferred, with a clean dry hand, smooth down any bits that aren’t flatly adhered. Using a lint-free dish cloth will also help give your transfer a final burnishing before you seal the piece.
We recommend sealing with a water based (or not harsh solvent based) sealer (waxes created for chalk type paints also work well if they don’t contain harsh solvents).

Fronds Botanical Transfer 24"x33