Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Plastered

No, not me. This frenchy table I just finished. My inspiration for this redesign was the look of peeling plaster or a fresco.







Here is the before.


This is another piece that sported those swoopy carvings I don't care for. I troweled on plaster to tone them down, leaving just a hint of the design. I also added gesso here and there to mimic the plaster. After sanding the plaster back, I applied a soft green paint. With more sanding, that peeling plaster feel started to take shape.


After some scraping with a trowel, and another sanding, I got the look I wanted.




In keeping with the fresco inspiration, I added a faded rose to the top.








I have quite a few redesigns to share, check back soon.

I'm sharing with:
Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday

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56 comments:

  1. so pretty!!! i absolutely love the faded rose!

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  2. You did a great job on this table.. Love it.

    Pattie

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  3. A beautiful classic! Lovely table.

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  4. Gorgeous Rosemary, love the technique and that sweet green hue!

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  5. it's beautiful. you really do a whole lot of painting!

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  6. Love, Love, Love your Beautiful table, that faded rose is Perfect.... Thanks for following along with Me, I of course had to do the same~ Also Thank You for the Going Bold, I was thinking the color of My Table in the Studio which is a Great Blue (My Favorite Color) I was thinking maybe Old Book pages on the inside, What do you think about that?
    Cheryl

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  7. How beautiful this piece turned out! You are so creative in working with the plaster to get just the look you wanted. Very nice!

    Fun stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  8. I really love this - I never would have thought to cover up the carvings like that, but it looks stunning!!

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  9. Glad to hear your not plastered! LOL That is a gorgeous table!

    Carol

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  10. Wow. Those are some really cool techniques you used! It turned out great. Can't wait to see more of the redesigns!

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  11. I'm in awe of your talent. I'm just starting to venture into the redesign/remodel/repaint (hopefully not re-ruin) process. So far I've done some stain stripping but I have never finished anything. Finally this past weekend I began my project of beautifying (jury still out on that one) an old china cabinet. So far she is sanded and primed and waiting for a little repair to the bottom. I don't know what color I want to paint her or if I want to paint the inside the same color, a darker color, or leave it dark inside. I'll do a post of it in the next couple days and send you a link and maybe you have a suggestion. I love your blog because it is so full of ideas and stunning results. Keep 'em coming!!

    ~Nancy~

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  12. Ahhhhhhhh Rosemary you've worked your magic again! It looks great! Vanna

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  13. What a fabulous transformation...loved the new look!

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  14. Beautiful... I'd love for you to come and share this table at my link party today. Great job!

    thirtysixthavenue.com

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  15. Oh...my....I love this table so much. The lines of it are so pretty and of course its better painted white. It would fit right in my house.

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  16. love it! thanks for stopping by my blog!
    cheryl x

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  17. Love how this turned out! And, what great legs you have!

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  18. So pretty and shabby. Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  19. I have never seen this done before! What a great job you did -- this baby won't be around long I'm sure!

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  20. Really pretty. I love it's soft beauty!!

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  21. What a fantastic piece! Beautiful paint-work!

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  22. Hi Rosemary! Thanks for sharing this technique at my party. The table turned out fabulous..very pretty. Have a great weekend.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  23. Amazing! Everything you touch turns out just so beautifully and I love the faded rose on top. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  24. Gorgeous transformation! Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!

    -Marni

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  25. beautiful transformation! love the faded rose on top.

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  26. Oh, I love that table. I swear I have one just like it waiting for me to transform. You have inspired me. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  27. So gorgeous~ love the paint finish and the shabby rose is perfect! Sharing this on FB- Thanks for sharing at my party :)

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  28. This turned out so very pretty! Thanks for linking it up at HSH!
    Sherry

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  29. Love, love this and the faded rose is THE perfect touch!!

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  30. WOW! I never thought of gesso on furniture! Brilliant!!
    xxDaniella

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  31. Nice one. I love that you filled in the wood carved areas too.

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  32. Very pretty piece. You always have something up your sleeve project wise. Thanks for sharing at the newbie party.

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  33. awesome this is right up my alley! I am a new follower ...hope you will pop over soon! I do furniture/decorating etc and I garden!

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  34. What a beautifull transformation.
    It is beautifull.
    thnx for sharing.

    Kyanara from Seeing it creative

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  35. It has fab legs and your technique turned out beautiful.

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  36. Interesting take on covering up unwanted furniture features! Your end result really is nice. :-)

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  37. This is beautiful! Just loved it! What a great job!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)
    Have a great week!

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  38. This is so awesome!! Love it!

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  39. Hi, I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie's blog.

    What a wonderful table! You have quite the eye...to 'see' the finished product while looking at the original piece! Wonderful job!!!

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  40. I love your plastered table. lol

    Very cool looking technique!

    Dee

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  41. Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

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  42. Such a pretty table. I have done this to a couple of corbels and love the look. I appreciate you joining the party. I do need a link back to my party added to both of your link ups. Thanks so much.

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  43. Hey there! I'm visiting from Debbie's party! Love what you did to the table! Looks soooo good!!
    Blessings!!

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  44. What a gorgeous table! Love it! Linda

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  45. Very cool technique...the table looks awesome. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  46. it's beautiful! I LOVE the soft green color and it's just perfect !

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  47. I used to have a friend from St. Charles, IL and just LOVED her Chicago accent. I used to live in the Quad Cities if you've heard of that.

    I'm your newest follower !

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  48. Love your paint technique! Looks like it's been painted for years!
    tot

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  49. thank you so much for adding a link. I am sure the other hosts will appreciate it, too.

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  50. Great piece! I love the detail work on the legs and the distressing, it all comes together so well:) I'm a new follower!

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  51. Wow! I love your table. I haven't heard of putting plaster on furniture; I love it! How did you get that rose on top?
    Just fabulous!
    ~ Julie

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