Monday, July 25, 2011

Over The Top

I went a little over the top on this frenchy table redesign. I knew I wanted to do something dramatic, and inspiration struck this past weekend.



It's the table from a few post ago.



I honestly can't tell you exactly how many layers of primer, gesso, and paint I applied to this one. A little dry brushing, a little dripping, and here you go.





After I finished painting, the top just seemed too plain to me. So, remember the netting stencil I used here? I did the same thing with a 50 cent synthetic table cloth, and got this design.



After stenciling, I did some dry brushing and sanding on top.



I love the way it turned out. What do you think?


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41 comments:

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

I love the way it turned out! Where will you put it?

ciao

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful--love the stencil!

Tynk said...

Rosemary, you stun me AGAIN! This table is just gorgeous! Great job!
Sherri

Richard Cottrell said...

I think your table looks great. Good job. What is funny, I have one just like it in my shop for sale. I bought it already painted. It is just plain white. Yours looks cuter. Richard at My Old historic House

Patti said...

Lovely, just lovely - I would love to find a table like this - great bones to it!!

sissie said...

I love it! It's so pretty and over the top!!

hugs
Sissie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so lovely as always. sigh...

Tania Mara P. Pinto said...

Amo suas artes. Tudo muito lindo. Boa sorte pra vc

Terry said...

I love how you just tinker with things and they turn out amazing. I really love this piece.

Queenie said...

What a beautiful transformation on your table...I love that :)

Pamela said...

Love this table!! You really do have some fabulous finds girl!! You are living a dream!

Lesley Litrento said...

You know me....I always love the out of the box stuff! Neat!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Your creativity is endless. I'm not sure how you started with a table like that and ended up where you are now, but it's beautiful! And it's unique! Love it!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful as always! I hadn't seen your tutorial using the netting -- very clever and I love the effect you got with it!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love the finish! Great work!

Karena said...

I absolutely love it Rosemary!! It is gorgeous!! So glad to find you!

xoxo
Karena

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Desire Empire said...

A stunning result

lvroftiques said...

It looks gorgeous Rosemary! But I see it with a carrera marble top with an ogee edge. *winks* Vanna

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I did a double take between the photos ~ what a transformation! Another inspiring, creative piece!

xoxo
Kathleen

Inspired by you said...

As always, just amazing! Wish your talent could rub off on me:)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am totally in love with the top of this table- it looks amazing, rosemary.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Very pretty. So much better in white.

Danielle

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Lovely transformation! I love frenchy painted furniture!

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Valerie said...

I so love that table, just beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

Such a beauty with all it's details and great legs!

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Ivy and Elephants said...

The table looks fab! This is what I one day hope to work up to! But as for now, I'd better keep to the basket! LOL
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best of luck to you!
Patti

Mary said...

what a beautifully delicate piece. The opposite end of the spectrum from what I do and I so appreciate this style. It's soft yet bold. I love it.

kpaints said...

You've got talent!!!!! lol

Tamra said...

I love your blog! Your creative ideas with gesso are amazing!

I'm now a follower!

Miss Kitty said...

The "before" table looks way past its prime but your "after" is just gorgeous. You do an amazing job to give furniture (and all kinds of things) a whole new lease on life in a stylish way.

Veronica said...

Wow Rosemary, you have fabulous ideas. This is a masterpiece now.. I love it!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Ozma of Odds said...

...yes ~ it is just soooo lovely!!

xo, Rosemary

Connie said...

Where oh where do you sell these treasures? Do you have a shop?

I love your work and enjoy your blog.

Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry said...

I love the detail on the legs!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Rosemary, I am getting my fill of Blogging before I leave for Georgia, I will be missing almost 2 whole weeks.... Love the Table, Love the extra detail of that top, Clever Idea! How long do you have to wait in between each layer, it must take you Hours, or Days! Until I return, Keep up the Creating!
Cheryl

Ido said...

Definitely fabulous! like all the work you do!
Have a lovely weekend!
XXX Ido

Kristal said...

What an awesome transformation. It turned out stunning!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, It is a beautiful table and the paint treatment is gorgeous. Thank you for linking to the Open House party this week.
xo,
Sherry

Deborah March said...

Be STILL my HEART!!! WOW!!!

Tricia said...

What a gorgeous table. It is interesting to see where a piece takes you. Sometimes where you would never have quessed but going with the flow is best. Your piece turned out beautifully.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just stunning Rosemary, it's a real beauty!