Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blue Trio

I could have done two separate posts on these, but I thought they looked good together.


I used one of my gesso/paint mixtures on all three. Before recovering the seat on the chair with linen material, I transferred the image with the Splendid Blender method. Then I aged it with a combination of coffee and dye.





I left the drawers of the two stands wood, and distressed the rest. I followed with a little stain.



Here are the before pics.





So, there you have my blue trio.









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47 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a great colour!

    I just posted about my first time using gesso.
    http://renoandreorginization.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-gesso-project.html

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  2. Beautiful color on some beautiful pieces!

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  3. Beautiful - as always, Rosemary. :) You continue to amaze me with your vision and your talent. :) I'm so very glad I found you and your great blog!

    xoxo laurie

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  4. I just found your blog last week and LOVE your work. The design on this chair seat took it from plain to something really special. Love it!

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  5. Oh I want to take that chair home with me right now. Love the colour!

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  6. I love the blue color and wood together!

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  7. THANKS for the tip on the pen from Michael's...I haven't done many transfers yet...this sounds so easy!
    Rene

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  8. I can't wait to copy you! (All with proper credit, of course :D) These are beautiful, as usual Rosemary. Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  9. Gorgeous Rosemary! pretty color and I'm loving that design on the seat.

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  10. I agree. They're gorgeous together Rosemary! Vanna

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  11. Very, very pretty!!! Just lovely.
    Cindy

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  12. omg, that chair is sooo sweeet..I love it!! love the linen fabric with the gorgeous scroll image..and so perfect wit the little side tables.. just perfect for a French inspired bedroom..
    best,
    maureen

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  13. those are so beautiful- that shade of blue is perfection!

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  14. Wow! You find the most amazing pieces, Rosemary! And you make them even more amazing and beautiful! Love them all!! I love blue, it's my favorite color. Have a great weekend:)

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  15. Wow! You find the most amazing pieces, Rosemary! And you make them even more amazing and beautiful! Love them all!! I love blue, it's my favorite color. Have a great weekend:)

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  16. Mary, these are absolutely stunning! Your pieces get more and more beautiful all the time! Wonderful! ~Leena~

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  17. Hi Rosemary,
    Absolutely STUNNING!! You did a beautiful job! Love the the chair and the upholstery.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  18. What a stunning little set! The chair is so lovely - I love how fancy the back is. :)
    Jennelise

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  19. Hi Rosemary,

    You find the most beautiful pieces to work on.
    I love how you transformed them.

    I really like how you did the chair seat. Very cool!!!

    Thanks for your well wishes.
    xo,
    Dee

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  20. Hi Rosemary,

    Wow, your Blue Trio are amazing!! The blue colour reminds me of zinc, very chic!
    Your decision to leave the drawers original was a good one.
    The tones are so complementary!!
    Great work!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  21. WOW! They are all absolutely beautiful!!! You are one talented gal!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. Those all turned out gorgeous! I love the color and the way you left the drawers with natural wood. I am going to have to check out that method of image transfer on the chair. It turned out fabulous!

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  23. I continue to be amazed by your transformations. This one is right up my alley too. Lovely! I'm going to try the Splendid Blender on pillows for my Etsy shop. Thanks for posting the tutorial on that. Have a great weekend!

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  24. What a lovely trio it is! I love how you left the drawers brown and all the colors blend so well together!
    Jackie
    http://browneyedfloridagal.blogspot.com

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  25. So Pretty! Bringing them to Kane?

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  26. You are so talent, I love all absolutely beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  27. And what a lovely trio they are! Perfection.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  28. Rosemary, I'm in love with your blue trio! The color is puurrrfect! Tootles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

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  29. Wonderful trio indeed. Love that color too Rosemary! THanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  30. Wow...Each one of the pieces is just lovely. The color you used is so beautiful. Such inspiration...thank you for sharing. Have a great week. Bobbie

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  31. Wow! what a beautiful job you did with the chair and tables... love the transfer on the chair cushion and the pretty blue color coordinates so beautifully. Great job,Rosemary.~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  32. Wow I always come here and am so inspired by your work! that was an interesting tut on the transfer. stunning images and the chair looks amazing. I love the colours.

    Hugs

    Veronica

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  33. I absolutely love your redo. Those colors are beautiful. I need to try it on an old desk that was my fathers. THanks for the beautiful pictures. I found you through the newbie party.

    Allice at Tutuland

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  34. you did a wonderful job, Rosemary! you chose a beautiful color for your pieces!

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  35. Rosemary you are amazing! I can't believe how you just keep pumping out projects. I absolutely love the blue and wood end tables. Such a pretty combination.

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  36. Hello Rosemary,

    You did a fantastic job on your tables and the chair. I love re-doing things and am getting ready to re-paint my kitchen chairs and the base of my table with Annie Sloan paint and then add a dark wax to enhance the parts I want to show off. I'm still researching this project and hope to start it soon.

    Kris

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  37. You always find the best pieces so restore. I love these:)

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  38. One. word. Amazing.
    I am bookmarking this as fast as I can! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and ideas :)

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  39. Beautiful is the word from my mind!
    Rosemary, these are lovely ...that's 2 words to describe the looks of them. Thanks and please visit me, too.
    Helen of Helen's Decor

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous! You have done a marvelous job on these. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

    I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

    Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!

    Artie
    http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

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