Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dainty Duo

I love giving new life to small furniture finds. Lately, I seem to be finding them all over the place. I picked up these two this past week.






This is how they started out.




I liked the lines on both, but they needed more personality.

Since the caning was destroyed on the bench, I just removed it. I added a little more embellishment to the frame and decided on white for the finish.




This brought out the detail. I then made a cushioned top from plain grainsack material to which I applied one of my popular graphic designs.




After finishing the bench, I decided to use a similar design on the small table. I added baby roses and gave it the same paint treatment.




I then used the same graphic design on top.




I think they look nice together. A Dainty Duo!




My garage is loaded with a multitude of eager candidates for redesign. Check back soon!

40 comments:

  1. Wow, your makeovers are amazing! I just love what you did with the little bench! Where do you get your embellishments?

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  2. Visiting you from White Wednesday. Love what you have done with these pieces...so pretty!

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  3. WOW! It looks amazing!

    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  4. ...Well you sure did a great job!....Thanks for sharing!

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  5. So pretty...I love how you added the embellishments!

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  6. sooo pretty!!! those details are amazing!

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  7. Beautiful transformation, well done!

    XO,
    Anne

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  8. Love your Treasures & Loving Your Style... You did a Fab job on the Transformation~

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  9. I love these, the added embellishments are beautiful. Wonderful job!
    Sherry

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  10. I just became a follower because I love your quality work and your attention to detail.

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  11. Rosemary, you are truly one of the most talented in furniture makeovers. Again and again, I love everything you show us. Have a wonderful week!
    ~G~hugs

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  12. More gorgeous pieces! Beautiful!

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  13. This is great! love what you have done. and good idea for covering broken wicker
    cheers Fiona
    http://lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com/

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  14. Both pieces are gorgeous! I love the details you added.

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  15. Beautiful makeovers!!! So pretty and feminine!!!

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  16. WOWWWWW!!! I have never thought of adding the embellishments like you did -- that SO totally transformed these pieces and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the upholstering you did!

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  17. Very pretty! I love the cushion!

    XO,
    Janie

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  18. OmiGOSH, how BEAUTIFUL these are!! I'm very new to upcycling treasures, and would LOVE to know more about how you "applied one of your popular graphic designs..." need to learn this!! I'm a new follower. ;)

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  19. Beautiful, Rosemary! I love the added embellishments and your image. They really make a difference in this transformation.

    visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. : )

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  20. Looking great Rosemary. Still kicking myself over the arched top window :)

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  21. Wonderful treasures--you did a fabulous job! Patty

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  22. Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Nice makeover. Love the added embellishments. Like you, my garage is filled with makeover candidates as well.

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  23. Gorgeous redos! The rose details are just fabulous!

    I'm so glad you decided to link to my party, Rosemary. I would love to have you join me each week.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  24. Dainty indeed! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

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  25. How creative. They are both just beautiful. I love putting new life in treasures I have found.
    You have a beautiful blog. I am a new follower
    Blessing, Sheila

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  26. GORGEOUS!
    Love the cushions! Visiting from WW
    Roselle

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  27. I am found your blog from the Passionately Artistic. I am loving going through and seeing all your work here. You have inspired me to go for it with a few pieces of furniture that I have, that needs some updating. Thanks for sharing

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. I like that you add these embellishments to everything. Makes it your own and adds so much interest.

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  29. These are amazing transformations! they are just beautiful. Love your work and am now following you have inspired me.

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  30. fantastic, they look like rare French antiques. my, what a talent you have!

    coming from White Wednesday...

    Karen

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  31. White paint makes everything better!Thanks for linking up to VIF! xo Debra

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  32. Both very nice and nicely done! Here by way of Brambleberry Cottage Time Travel Thursday. Enjoyed my visit! Thanks, Jenn

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  33. Oh my we are so alike. My garage is loaded too. But don't you just love it when you step back and see the end result. It's what keeps me painting!
    Hugs
    Becky

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  34. Great job! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway...this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages...and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

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  35. These makeovers are fantastic- I love them all painted and pretty- the appliques and fabric are fantastic too! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  36. Wow, so beautiful and perfect! Simply lovely. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence!

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  37. Beautiful Makeovers! I love what you did with the bench! You are very creative and full of talent! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your visit!!!

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  38. Ooooh, I'm gonna love visiting your blog regularly. This is my first visit and already you've given me some great ideas. I have to finish some pieces I already have but more will be coming. Problem is......I don't know what the heck I'm doing yet...... I guess I'll just plunge into it with some so-so pieces and make some mistakes before taking on nicer pieces. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with the bench and table.

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