Sunday, July 17, 2011

Circle of Roses

I will quite possibly have a find or redesign to show you every day this coming week. Let me start with a garage sale table I've had buried in my garage for a while now.

If the finish looks familiar, that's because it is. I used my STONE FINISH. Let me show you what the table looked like before.

Very plain, but a cute shape. I made a multitude of roses out of air drying clay, and attached them in a circle around the top edge.  I filled in the gaps with plaster and sanded it smooth. After multiple layers of WHITE GESSO, I finished it off.

A finial for added decoration.



See ya tomorrow.

Sharing With:
My Romantic Home: The Painted Furniture Party
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
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Primitive and Proper: Piece of Work Wednesday
Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures
House of Grace: Twice Owned Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesdays Treasures
Sassy Sites: Tuesday Trash to Treasure
Charm Bracelet Diva: Club GW
Between Naps On The Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
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Under The Table and Dreaming: Sunday Showcase
Debbiedoos Newbie Party
Homemaker On A Dime: Creative Bloggers
Boogieboard Cottage: Masterpiece Monday


  1. Amazingly beautiful Rosemary! That is one stunning transformation. I've been buying paper clay to make swags for a mirror redo, after seeing this I think I'm on the right path. Thanks again for the great inspiration. your talent is endless.

  2. What a beautiful transformation.... I love the roses, they added that extra special touch!!!

  3. Your an artist! That is very beautiful, who does not love roses!
    I wish I had the time to be as busy as you are, jealous! I have had soooo much Company.

  4. Rosemary it is breathtaking and needs to be in my home! It would fit right in with my Home That Speaks French!!
    Come visit this post of mine you will see why your table speaks to me peacefully!

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration and thank you for the facebook request!

  5. you never disappoint! these are all soo lovely!

  6. I am awestruck yet again! Once I picked my jaw up off the floor I realized I do not know about your roses technique . . . is it on your blog? This is truly a stunning transformation!

  7. Beautiful! I only wish you were my neighbor. I would learn all your crafting tricks. :-)

    Sign up for the next giveaway. I have more burlap sacks.


  8. I think the roses make that table. You are the master!

  9. That is so beautiful. What a difference, it isn't even the same table.

  10. That table looks so great!
    It is totally changed in looks.

    great job!

  11. what a transformation! you are very talented!

  12. Simply beautiful! Love the added embellishments.

  13. You did an incredible job on this table.
    It's hard to believe the transformation!
    It's really gorgeous.

  14. Okay, another gorgeous original creation! I especially love the finial smack dab in the middle of the thing! I'll be sharing a thrift store find tomorrow that has a similar beauty attached. Can't wait to see more from you this week!


  15. Wow! What a gorgeous transformation Rosemary.

  16. Pretty pretty! So glad I was able to get a minute to visit this week. Thanks for sharing all your creativity with my newbie party each week.

  17. Absolutely beautiful!!! I'm just learning to glaze so it's nice to see what others are doing. Thanks for sharing!

  18. OMG!*!*! Major transformation!!! AmAziNg Rosemary...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  19. Wow! You are so talented!! Just beautiful!

  20. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

  21. What a transformation! It was a cute table before, but your stone finish, roses, and the finial just make it look absolutely fabulous! Love it!

  22. Holy Flippin' Cow! Rosemary, that is absolutely gorgeous!!! Just realized I never Google followed you eventhough I subscribe to your blog. That has been remedied! Your work is wonderful. What a craftswoman you are!!! Got some of the Creator working in you!!

  23. You truly amaze me EVERY TIME!!! How do you do it??? It's so beautiful! I think I need to learn to make roses!!!!

  24. Rosemary!
    Just read your bio after leaving my last comment and guess what?
    I am in Illinois too!
    We need to talk.
    I need to come and buy things from YOU.
    Small world!

  25. the gesso makes all the difference- it looks gorgeous rosemary!

  26. This is just so pretty now. All your things turn out so gorgeous.

  27. Love how you made and added the roses!
    It looks fantastic.... really!
    You are so clever!

  28. Absolutely incredible! If I hadn't seen both photos I never would have believed it was the same table! Those roses are sheer brilliance--love them!

  29. You turned a rather nice, but plain little table into a gorgeous piece! I love that you made the rose border. Would you think about doing a tutorial on that? Such a fabulous addition to your table. Love it!

  30. I'm so glad I saw this! A while ago I bought like a pound of the air drying clay for another project. Used it for making dog tags and thank you tags, etc. I wondered about using it to embellish wood frames. Love what you did with this and thank you thank you for inspiration! Your roses on this table make a wonderful table FABULOUS!

  31. Well, darlin'...this one just about blew me out of my computer chair.
    Gosh, woman...YOU GOT TALENT. u sell them or keep all your treasures? THIS table would bring a cool mill...well ok, maybe not a MILLION but is sure is pretty.

  32. It's my first time on your blog and I am absolutely floored!! Your table is STUNNING! What a talent and inspiration you are!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Fa La Vecia

  33. Thank you for sharing your circle of roses table on Masterpiece Monday at Boogiebord Cottage, loved it! I've featured it this week on my top ten fav picks. Have great day, Mary :O)

  34. My jaw is still on the grand. I can't get over the roses and how they just blend right into the table. Someone said it truly are an artist.


  35. Hi Rosemary, What a beautiful table and I love the roses. Did you use a mold to make the roses or were they hand carved? Gorgeous!

  36. Rosemary - this table is really beautiful - you are an artist! I am a new follower - I hope you will get a chance to drop on over to my blog sometime:

  37. Love your always :)

  38. Wow, I am really impressed. This is a beautiful and amazing transformation. I love how you took it so far beyond the original piece!

  39. Hi!
    I already commented on your table- but came back to say, I saw an occasional table similar to the one you made (which looks adorable by the way); at One Kings Lane.
    Now I can't find it to send you a link or comparable picture...NOR can I remember their price (which was probably OUTRAGEOUS)
    You did a great job--making your roses and adding that finial.

    Lovely and for LESS $$$ -- I bet!


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  41. Wow, that's some transformation! You did a wonderful it.


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