Monday, May 23, 2011

More Please

Here is a close up shot of my most recent redesign.


Would you say that it has a reflective appearance?

This weekend, during my antique show at The Arboretum, I caught a glimpse of this fountain.


I loved the way the water kinda glistened over the stone fountain, especially when the sun hit it. Another inspirational moment?

I picked up this piece a couple weeks ago.


Great kidney shape. After cleaning, priming and adding a little embellishment, I put it in the garage. Yesterday when I got home, I decided to give it a finish. A watery finish. Blue? Sure, why not, and little crystal knobs.

One thing I love about my husband, is when I'm too tired to push myself with my redesigns, he has no problem doing the pushing. "What do you think of this?", I asked him.


"Not much." was his reply, "Keep going. I know you can do better than that."

Deep down I knew this wasn't nearly far enough for the effect I wanted, I was just being a bit lazy after my successful, but exhausting show.

So, I began to multi-layer. I added another coat of paint that resembled stone, leaving a tiny bit of the blue undertone. Then, the multilayering began. Various shades of luminous paint, a little stain and brew, and.....


Much more reflective, and the crystal knobs shimmered against the background....


The detail popped more......





So, if you like it, you have my dear hubby to thank for the push.

40 comments:

  1. Just beautiful...
    Did you say some blue...don't see blue :)
    How did you finish it..ok sweetie, details please...love it!!! And yes, the shimmer is GREAT!
    Happy Monday :)
    Cindy

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  2. thank you hub!
    I'll bethchya this one is heavy, too

    great show, huh

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  3. Oh my, just noticed your font doesn't show exclamation points! (oops, just did another one.)
    ...so all those things that look like "l's" are really exclamation points. :)

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  4. I think you did well and followed the push from hubs! ;) Great work you did there!

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  5. Oh my this is a beauty and I think you did a wonderful job on her!

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  6. Cindy, you're a riot. The blue is very subtle. I didn't catch a section that showed it peeking through. I used a satin finish.

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  7. Like it, I love it!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. Another beautiful creation Rosemary!! That is such a gorgeous piece!

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  9. That is stunning! A beautiful piece of furniture turned into a magnificent piece of furniture.

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  10. Rosemary seems you are getting more inspired and talented by the minute! great piece and I thank you for sharing with my newbie party.

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  11. Wow...luminious is right and very fab!

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  12. That is really pretty! The crystal knobs are a great touch.

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  13. I love it! The color and shape is wonderful!

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  14. A gorgeous finish! This is a very unique piece, I love the shape!

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  15. Good for both of you! It is gorgeous.
    Thanks for visiting Red Hen Home!

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  16. Wow, this is lovely. I paint all the time but I haven't painted anything like this yet. I'm inspired and need to find myself some advice on painting techniques. Guess I'll look around for some how to's and get going. Very nice, Happy Tuesday Jules ♥

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  17. Oh this piece is so unique! I think it is gorgeous!

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  18. Rosemary it is a gorgeous piece of furniture!! I love the sheen it now has!

    The fountain image is beautiful!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Do Come and enter my Great Giveaway from Serena & Lily! Ends the 25th

    You will love it!

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  19. All your pieces are stunning! I'm glad you did good at the show. Where do you find all those pieces anyway? I can't find anything like that, may be because I live in a "bad area/State" no body likes french lines or vintage, chippy or old, I don't know what's wrong with these people lol!
    I love your work.
    XXX Ido

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  20. Big thanks to your honey...it looks beautiful!

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  21. wow! what an awesome piece and a fabulous find!!! gorgeous!

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  22. Fabulous makeover! I love the lattice on the sides! Coming over from Savvy Southern Style and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  23. That is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  24. That is one pretty table, I love the details of it and the color and finish are elegant.

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  25. This is awesome! Kudos to your hubby for pushing you.

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  26. That looks amazing, I love the finish. Very Champagney!

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  27. Wonderful job, Rosemary! I'm glad you were pushed! : )

    Visiting from the group of linky's we are both linked up to! : )

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  28. That is a beautiful piece. You did a lovely job on it!

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  29. That turned out so pretty! Absolutely gorgeous! I need to put my furniture redesign project on my blog!

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  30. What a beautiful piece. Great job!

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  31. Such a great shape. I haven't seen a piece like this before, You really did do a wonderful job. Love the finished result. really gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up, Rosemary! xoxo Debra

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  32. That is an amazing effect you got - wonderful technique and it complements the piece so beautifully

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  33. What an absolutely gorgeous piece! The lattice on the side is so beautiful and unique and you completely brought out all of its best qualities. :-) Thank you so much for coming by this week and linking it up to our Inspiration Friday party!
    Vanessa

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  34. So beautiful...that piece is stunning now that you worked your magic!

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  35. The change in color is great. I have a thing for white too.

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  36. SO beautiful!! Wish I lived closer so I could just watch you work your redesigning magic!

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  37. What a stunning refurbishment. I love it ALL! If only we had little treasures like this hiding in our markets and thrift stores. Mimi...xxx

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