Thursday, June 2, 2011

Inspired by White

I just finished this chest. The inspiration for it came from a recent redesign of mine. Can you guess which one?


They look good together, don't they?


The firescreen was black, and the chest started like this.


After the necessary cleaning and priming, I applied a swag of roses,


I gave it a coat of black paint, so that the base was similar to the firescreen. Then, after drybrushing multiple layers, I had a complimentary piece. Yes, it needed crystal knobs.



No stains and brews here. The light drybrushing with shades of black and grey showing through, along with the crystal knobs gave it a graceful feel, like the firescreen.


Check back tomorrow, for more redesigns and finds, including this.


She's another fave of mine, and she has a function. Come back for the full view.

31 comments:

  1. I love your little dresser and firescreen. The technique that you used is very french chic.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Great job. What a difference the white made. Wow!!

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  3. It looks so much better after your makeover! Do you buy all the old furniture that you makeover? I've found several really gorgeous pieces of furniture in our apartment dumpsters!

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  4. The roses looks great on this! Another great piece and yes they look great together! Love them both!
    Debbie

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  5. Beautiful !! I love that you added the roses to the dresser. Your pieces work beautifully together !!

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  6. Very cool as always Rosemary.I can't wait to see.......Vanna

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  7. beautiful! that applique looks perfect on that dresser!

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  8. Beautiful Rosemary as always. Love visiting here there's always some good eye candy.

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  9. Oh, yes, they do look good together! Thanks for linking up at the CBPH :)

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  10. What a terrific pair! Beautiful work. I still don't seem to be able to master the art of drybrushing; I'm jealous!

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  12. Sorry, can't spell! these two pieces look wonderful together, xo Debra

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  13. Oh yes, I like it! You have done a great job. I had so much pleasure to pimp some furniture, but the house (inside and outside) has priority. But after .... :-))

    Thank you so much for your comment!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  14. What an amazing re-do!!! You would think before and afters would get old....but they never do!!! I'm still thrilled to see something not so pretty turned beautiful!!!

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  15. Gorgeous work! And I love you're tagline...hunting, gathering, and redesigning is what I live for!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  16. That looks just absolutely gorgeous and the extra touch of the swag of roses was perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  17. the chest is beautiful..well done! thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    cheryl xx

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  18. Hi Rosemary, once again just beautiful and I love the swag of roses that you added.
    Marianne :)

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  19. Lorrie@The Victorian Rabbit said...That is a beautiful display. You did a fantastic job.

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  20. very nice job! You do super work!
    gail

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  21. So happy I stopped by ~ these are two beautiful pieces!!

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  22. Oh! You did such a great job on the redo. Super nice!

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  23. Wow, you did a great job and have given me inspiration for a brown dresser I've been menaing to paint white for quite some time!

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  24. WOW! I love the transformation on the dresser.

    Dee
    Your new follower

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  25. You did a really gorgeous job. So french looking. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  26. Gorgeous transformation! Loved the entire effect and how beautifully it compliments the firescreen. I'm loving the crystal knobs and the rose swag gives it that European elegance. Great post! Thanks for sharing with us. Visiting from the Swing into Spring party.Would love you to visit me sometime. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  27. White- it goes with everything! I would love it if you shared this with Workshop Wednesday!

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  28. They look beautiful! I would love for you to link up today to "It's a Party"!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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