Friday, July 1, 2011

SUPER BUSY

I'm super busy today.  However, I wanted to share one of my redesigns. The weather is crazy here today. I took these outside shots quickly between raindrops and high winds.




I kept the top the same.  For added durability, I used primer before applying  multiple layers of white gesso. You can review my gesso tutorial here. I then finished with a stain and poly mix, which I applied and wiped back with a dry rag.

Remember the before?



You can't see it in the pic above, but the table in back had a huge chunk missing from one of the feet. I filled in the chunk, molded it, sanded, and went at it.





Some distressing gave it the look I wanted, which was an antiqued white.





OK, break time over. I have some great finds, and another cool gesso effect to show you soon. Here is a hint.


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39 comments:

  1. Oh how I love a good painted leg :)
    Nice job! I hope the show this weekend is successful.

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  2. What a wonderful transformation... it's gorgeous!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

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  3. Beautiful Rosemary, love the finish on those gorgeous legs, its just a beautiful table.

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  4. Love those Tables.. Just darling...I like the two toned, original wood on top and the lighter shade on bottom..
    Just Stunning...
    Thanks for Sharing..
    Karryann
    your newest follower

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  5. Good luck this weekend! I know you have worked hard for this show....

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  6. I love that you left the tops unchanged, they were so pretty. Have a great sale

    Carol

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  7. OH these are stunning!! I really have to head on over and see this gesso technique -- hope to see you Sunday!

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  8. Great makeover! Your tables are fabulous! Have a most lovely and blessed weekend!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,
    Rebecca

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  9. Can't wait to hear about the show! I love that you left the tops in the woodtone, love the contrast!
    Debbie

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  10. wishing you the best at your show. i love that you didn't paint the top of the table. i really love the two-tone look. hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

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  11. You can transform anything into wow! Well done, Hugs!

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  12. Wow, what great legs you have! Fab transformation. Just sposted a "thank you" for the Award!

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  13. These are two of the most beautiful tables that I have ever saw. These will sell quickly, no doubt.

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  14. Beautiful transformation... you create magic wonders with gesso. The tables look so gorgeous and I love the dual tones...Wish you all the best for your show and thanks for visiting me and for your kind words. Drop by anytime!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  15. You before and after is amazing. Tables were pretty before, but I love the after. What a difference.
    I'm visiting over from MM.
    Hope your fourth of July is great.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  16. Wow! Beautifully done! I love the tables.

    I'm visiting from Debbie's party and am looking forward to following you.

    Have a Great 4th!

    Pam

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  17. I really like this table. Looking forward to following you. Come over and see what I am doing.

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  18. The tables look fantastic! Such wonderful talent you have.

    Dee

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  19. Wow, these are gorgeous! You've really transformed them into amazing pieces. I'm visiting from Debbiedoos' and so glad to find you.

    Pat

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  20. Wow, these are gorgeous! You've really transformed them into amazing pieces. I'm visiting from Debbiedoos' and so glad to find you.

    Pat

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  21. Those are beautiful pieces! Enjoyed your blog and I'll be following along from now on.
    Deb

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  22. wow, rosemary! those are just stunning! i love the tops on those tables- such fine work!!!

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  23. As Lawrence Welk used to say, "Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful"! You re-did the tables SO beautifully. Love that you kept the intricate tops unpainted.

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  24. Sorry I missed you at the Flea, I could have seen these beauties in person!

    xoxox
    Kathleen

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  25. Oh, these are lovely! Truly fabulous!

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  26. They are awesome! I thought these were going to be yours when I saw they thumbnail at Cassie's party! :)

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  27. very pretty tables! I'm glad you left the tops! super job!
    gail

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  28. love the new look of the tables. I'm happy to have found your blog through White Wednesday.

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  29. A lovely makeover, the tables look so wonderful now.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  30. Those are epic tables!! Love love. The painted legs make them pop even more. So great.

    Veronica

    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  31. WOWZA!! Those tables are brilliant! I'm going to have to check out your gesso tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Ok... now I just LOVE these... so much better than before.

    Thanks!
    Debra
    http://homedefined.com

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  33. I love this table. Your finish is wonderful! I have a similar table and some white chalk paint. You have inspired me to finish mine the same.

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  34. Oh my goodness, I love these tables! You did a beautiful job on them, they look stunning. I have 2 tables that are almost identical except they're round and I was kind of at a loss what to do with them because I didn't want to ruin the pretty tops. Great work! I love your blog! :)

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