Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In White

After making a few changes, I decided to do my nesting tables in white.

The before.

I loved the shape, but what I didn't like were the tiny trim pieces on top. I didn't think they were substantial enough, and one of the pieces was broken. So, I just removed them all, and added a larger, ornate backsplash.

It makes a much better statement now. I started with grey primer, and did multiple layers of washing and drybrushing with white gesso and paint.

I like it in black and white too.

Coming up next, a footstool redesign.

Sharing With:
Between Naps On The Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
Under The Table and Dreaming: Sunday Showcase
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
My Repurposed Life: Catch As Catch Can
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home
Designer Garden: VIP Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Brambleberry Cottage: Time Travel Thursday
From My Front Porch To Yours: Treasure Hunt Thursday


  1. Oh you were definitely spot on to do the statement piece at the back. That makes an even bigger difference than the white does, which also makes a big difference. So gorgeous!!

  2. Oh I'm swooning Rosemary, how is it possible that each thing is more beautiful than the next...WOW they are gorgeous. Love the piece added to the back, its perfection.

  3. So beautiful! The new embellishment adds a lot.

  4. Rosemary, I have got to try your gesso technique because everything you do with it turns out so bootiful!

  5. like I asked earlier ... do you sleep?

    save me some goodies!!

  6. Nice..those are great! Still waiting on lacquer to dry on mine.. I hope I finish it this weekend.. for pete's sake taking me forever.

  7. Oh my Rosemary, they are so beautiful!! You did an amazing job!
    I love your blog and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment!
    Have a wonderful night.

  8. Rosemary,
    The piece on the back makes so much more of a statement! Love the color and how they turned out, fabulous! You always do the best stuff! Glad you stopped by!

  9. You clever girl! What an eye you have for spotting the diamond in the rough, and transforming it with your attention to detail. Love it!

  10. of course I love the white, the added piece really does make an elegant statement, can't wait to see the foot stool! xoxo Debra

  11. Once again, a beautiful, inspiring job! You are so talented! ~Leena~

  12. Rosemary, you are a busy lady! Every time I turn around you have something new... I want to be as energetic as you!


  13. The tables look great, and I can tell I will love the footstool based on the teaser photo!!!

    Congrats on your WUW feature!

  14. I think you are probably right about that piece being a smoking stand. I never thought of that and it makes the most sense. A lightbulb went on when I read your comment and I'm sure I've seen something similar years ago. I love how your nesting tables turned out, that beautiful trim really sets it all off! Thanks for stopping by my blog...

  15. Spectacular! I like your idea of removing the trim. Much better. :)

  16. I like the new back splash better too..like you say, it makes more of a statement..and it just looks prettier!..

  17. Those are just adorable but the perfect touch...yours!!! Love the added molding!

  18. I love how your tables came out! Sooo pretty. I am your newest follower and will be back to say hello and see what else you are up to:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  19. I really love these tables. I will be looking for some at my usual haunts.

  20. These turned out so beautifully. I love the embellishment piece on the back.

    Happy White Wednesday.

  21. The "nesters" are lovely!! Great job and love the white!! Stop by for a visit when you have time!!

  22. girl you are busy but a good busy

    they are to die for gorgeous

    love the nestlers


  23. Gosh, girl, you just blow me away with your talents. These nesting tables are some of the prettiest ones I've ever seen. Wonderful!

  24. How did I miss these?? I clicked on your header and it only took me to last Thursday. I guess Blogger is having more issues! Anyways beautiful nesting tables! Thanx for linking up to Treasure Hnt Thursday! Also glad to see you have indeed been around and that I just missed ya!

  25. Rosemary, they are so beautiful!! you did such gorgeous job!

  26. Wow! That backsplash element really defines the piece! They're gorgeous, as usual! Thanks for sharing.


  27. Rosemary,
    This look wonderful! Love the statement piece, it makes all the difference! Very nice! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  28. Those nesting tables have the best SHAPE I've ever seen--usually nesting tables are so squared up and boring...these are curvey and lovely!

    Nice job :)

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party today.

    ~Suzanne in IL

  29. My my my my my! A beautiful job on those beautiful tables!

  30. Great find and a beautiful make-over. I love those legs

    jumped over from MMS party

  31. These are beautiful! Love the look of nesting tables.

  32. So pretty! Love the little piece you added to the back.


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