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:

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

    ciao

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

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  3. 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

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

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

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. so lovely as always. sigh...

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    Exciting New $150 Giveaway from Dr Perricone! Come and Enter!

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

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

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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

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

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  19. Very pretty. So much better in white.

    Danielle

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  20. Lovely transformation! I love frenchy painted furniture!

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    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

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  21. I so love that table, just beautiful!

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

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  23. 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
    Thanks for entering the give away,
    best of luck to you!
    Patti

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  24. 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.

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

    I'm now a follower!

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  26. 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.

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

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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

    xo, Rosemary

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

    I love your work and enjoy your blog.

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  30. 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

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

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  32. What an awesome transformation. It turned out stunning!

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  33. 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

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  34. 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.

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  35. Just stunning Rosemary, it's a real beauty!

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