Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cherubs Instead

I've been adding roses to quite a few redesigns lately. This table got cherubs instead.


This is where we started.  A $25 thrift store find.


I applied a different cherub on each side. I used black gesso on the top, and a blue/grey paint and primer mix on the base. Then I gave it a little distressing.




I made a mold to recreate the cherubs from this plaque.










On to the next.



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34 comments:

  1. Love the color combo, the distressing, and oh, those legs!

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  2. Beautiful. I just had my husband pick up a very similar table for me yesterday--I am working on it right now in my workshop.

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  3. Hi Rosemary! Oh, my goodness, you're so talented. Your table redo is so beautiful and those little cherubs! Oh, You're good.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. I absolutely love the table!! The cherub is amazing & creates such an old world look to the piece. Thanks so much for sharing!

    peace

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  5. Your work is simply amazing and the furniture you find is too !

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Of course, cherubs are my thing and I can't believe you made them yourself!! Very impressive! I love the plaque too! Beautiful! Your work is so unique and creative - you have such talent! Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to see what's coming for the next project! ~Leena~

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  7. I love the paint colors and darker top, and the over all patina on this table and the sweet cherub adds a little something special to this pretty table.. love it, Rosemary..
    best,
    maureen

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  8. That is beautiful, Rosemary! That cherub looks like it belongs there {and original to the table}!

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  9. Oh I really like this. If I lived there I would be fighting other customers for this one. I love how you don't notice the detail of the table in the before picture, but the treatment you applied really makes things stand out. And the cherubs,....who doesn't love cherubs.

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  10. Love it. Can't wait to check out your booth! Is it crazy I'm driving 4 hours to go to the flea market?!

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  11. I must say that I love the cherubs. They are too, too cute! I really like the one playing the lute.

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  12. Ohhhhh you are too much! *winks* I love the addition of the cherubs! (no surprise to you I'm sure) I always come away from your posts inspired Rosemary.....In the "great minds think alike thang" I happen to have almost identical tables to all those you've shown *winks* And I'm wondering if I have the gumption to tackle something like this?....And girl I have to tell you I've been going gesso crazy because of YOU! *winks* Vanna

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  13. Guess what I got today? Black Gesso so I can do the statues you shared from last week.:)
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/my-inner-baker-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  14. ...aaaaand ANOTHER jaw-droppingly WICKED AWESOME recreation by the talented Ms Villabarnes!! WOW!!!

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  15. wow! you are so creative. you made a mold? you make it sound so simple! hahah
    love this table!
    gail

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  16. Hi! Saw your cool electric purple table at the linky party. I think it's neat you sell at the Kane, I can't go this weekend but I often do! I will try to find you next time I go. I'm signing on as a follower, hope you stop by, too. My icon is the chicken. Regards, Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com

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  17. GORGEOUS! I love it. I can't believe how many beautiful pieces you can produce in so short a time. I move at turtle speed, I better keep doing DIY as a hobby cause I'd starve to death if I tried to make a living doing it. LOL.

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  18. very very beautiful I love it...

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  19. Another great job! I love how you re-do your furniture finds.

    Nancy

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  20. What a beautiful piece!!! The table has "great bones," and your enhancing of it is really nice. Love the added cherubs!

    Love the set of nesting tables, too! :)

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  21. Wow! Your table turned out beautiful! You add such beautiful touches to your projects. I hope you will link up this week!

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  22. The cherub is such a nice touch. You did a great makeover on that table. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with my newbie party.

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  23. A-MAZ-ING! I love the cherub on there, it's perfect!

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  24. Girl...you find the most awesomest pieces of furniture!!! The cherub table is to die for...can't wait to see what you do with the nesting tables.

    Sylvia

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  25. Absolutely stunning piece!! Great refinishing project that turned out fantastic!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  26. i also love the colors, and i think the chubby little cherub is cute! :)

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  27. This piece really did turn out beautifully! Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy A to Z this week!

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  28. Don't know if you are a fan, but this reminds me of the episode of Gilmore Girls where Lorelei tells Luke she hates the cherub bedroom set he moved into the house. If someone had given me the before table, I would have hated it too - but you made it look so chic!

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  29. Idea of putting a little cherub on each side was perfect!! Your before and afters are inspiring. Do u wake up in the middle of the night and write down your ideas??!!

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