Thursday, August 11, 2011

Footstool and Bench

Today I have a footstool, and a vanity bench redesign.

Here is the before.

I started with a red primer, and began layering white gesso and paint. I finished with a black gesso wash, and sanding.

I transferred a chandelier to plain grain sack material using a Splendid Blender pen. It releases the laser print image onto fabric.  I'll break this process down in a future post.

Here is a recent vanity bench redesign.

This was actually a pretty quick redesign. I used a paint and primer mix, and distressed it a bit. The seat is drop cloth material with two bands of webbing.

Remember "Mix It Up"?

This vanity bench seat was done completely with hot glue as well.

So many redesigns in the works. Including the transformation of this guy.

Sharing With:
Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures
Between Naps on The Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
Under The Table and Dreaming: Sunday Showcase
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
My Repurposed Life: Catch As Catch Can


  1. I love all the layers and the chandelier on that footstool--beautiful!

  2. Can't wait to hear how you did that transfer! And I've alwyas said the glue gun is your friend!


  3. Looking forward to the finished wardrobe and the transfer thingy . The stools turned out great !

  4. Just Darling... Love the transformation...The Stamping...
    Thanks for sharing Inspiration

  5. Love the chandelier image on the little foot stool. Very pretty.
    All of your creations are so lovely.


  6. fabulous! you're really quite talented.



  7. These are all beautiful. Love the glue gun idea.

  8. I am in love with the little foot stool in the first the chandelier image...what a fabulous are so creative all your designs!!

  9. I love this footstool. I really love your work. I even bought some gesso today to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your process. You make it looks so easy.

  10. Wow! Another great always!
    What a creativity! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. Looks great. You put a lot of effort into it. Well done. Love to see how you transferred the chandelier image. Will have to pop back and have a look.
    Thanks Kylie

  12. Honestly... could your stuff be any cuter? You really create the prettiest things! Love all of it... especially that vanity bench!!

  13. You have the most interesting layering techniques. I love reading what you use because I'd never guess it by the pics. Look forward to learning more about the Blender. I could use that for a lot of stuff!

    Thanks for dropping by!

  14. Love them both Rosemary, hmm Splendid Blender Pen? I'm intrigued cant wait to learn about this. I 'm so looking forward to that cupboard redo.

  15. Hi Rosemary...

    Ohhh my...your footstool and vanity bench turned out gorgeous, my friend! I love the finishes that you well as the fabrics!!! The chandelier print is gorgeous! Hmmm...I was just thinking how pretty that your little footstool would be in my frenchy studio! Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us today!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my frenchy studio! I so enjoyed your visit and sweet note! Thank you, Rosemary!!!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  16. Hi Katie! Your makeovers are fabulous! I don't do much with furniture yet, but will if I ever end up doing shows! I come across some great deals on stuff people just pass by because of the color, so I have been thinking about it!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. WOW! THose are amazing!
    You do such fabulous work!!

  18. LOVE both pieces!! Can't wait to learn about how you did the transfer!

  19. Another lovely redo to peek at! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us- your work is breathtaking. Both are lovely but the bench is my fave (it was close though) :)

    Visiting from Junky Junk Interior Linky Party
    ~Suzanne in Illinois

  20. Ooohhh I love the antiqued grey finish on the first piece!!! It's sooo me!! *winks* I can't wait for the tutorials Rosemary!....I mean of course I can...but I don't wanna! Lol! Vanna

  21. Fantastic projects, I love them all. Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. Hi Rosemary,

    Oh, how nice, the chandelier image on the foot stool is so romantic looking. Love the soft tones of the fabric...
    I'am joining you as a new follower awaiting the "how to" on the stool!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    All the Best,

  23. Really well done and I love the idea of using the burlap on top of the bench seat.

  24. Hi Rosemary,

    You ALWAYS have such fabulous projects. I don't know where you get your energy! Could you do a post on THAT????

    Keep up the great work - you're an inspiration!


  25. Love to visit you and get inspired! I am going to enjoy the last few days of summer and hope to use this inspiration for our fall show!

  26. I would love to find out more about that Splendid Blender pen and that rustic armoire is awesome.

  27. I love all of these-the footstoolespecially. You do great work!

  28. I love your footstool and bench! You do an amazing job on paint finishes and I love the little chandelier you transferred to the footstool.



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