Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Laced Again

I knew what I wanted this three drawer chest to look like as soon as I saw it. Heavy white gesso with a little white paint mixed in, silvery lace design, and little silvered roses as an accent.






I sprayed silk flowers with metallic silver. I left a little of the original color peeking through.









The before.



Sharing With:
Thrifty Decor Chick: Before and After
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
Primitive and Proper: Piece of Work Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
House of Grace: Twice Owned Tuesday
DIY by Design: Sizzle Into Summer

55 comments:

  1. I just love what you do with furniture.
    Thank you for your inspirations.

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  2. I love your blog so much, so many cute ideas. I finally did one of your techniques with my own little spin on it. Turned an old plastic urn into something quite nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. YOU are amazing!!!! I LOVE what you did with that dresser. You have tons of talent:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  4. I'm beginning to sound like a bad record but great job!....
    Rosemary do you ever do faux marble? I would love to learn to do that! *winks* Vanna

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  5. This technique is just gorgeous! Lovely little chest of drawers!

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  6. I will never understand how you have such vision but I love the end results. The silver and white are so pretty together.

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  7. so pretty! the lace effect was just perfect for this piece!

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  8. Great job! I love how you transformed it!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  9. Oh my gosh! I can barely believe this is the same dresser! You've made it look as if it came from a high end boutique! Love it:)

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  10. Pretty! The lace gives it such charm. ::Jill

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  11. Oh my goodness... first, a beautiful piece of furniture... love the shape and curves.... and your make-over is FABU!!!!

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  12. That looks great. Love the top. I wish I could fine a pretty piece with lines like that.

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  13. Awesome transformation. How long does it take you to do something like this?

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  14. You never cease to amaze me, Rosemary. What a dreamy, romantic dresser - that silver flower treatment is the magic touch. I gasped when I saw the before pic. Such a huge difference!
    Happy WW,
    Susan

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  15. Gorgeous! So romantic.The flower is just the right touch. Gotta try that.
    Patti

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  16. This looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

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  17. How utterly BEAUTIFUL...Villabarnes does it AGAIN!!!!

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  18. The before and after are both amazing, and I love the legs on this dresser!

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  19. Hi Rosemary,
    this looks so much better painted white..it's so fresh and elegant...the before pic actually threw me off a bit, wasn't expecting it..it looks so dated but I love how you've painted it...gorgeous..
    best,
    maureen

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  20. Love it! And the roses -- perfect accent just make this piece!!

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  21. Your such an artists with that gesso! I have the kids in school and before I get called to sub, I am going to get my dining room chairs and a chest done with this gesso. I like using a mix that is heavier gesso than paint. It seems tougher. Really am enjoy using it for different projects. Thanks for
    telling me about it!:)
    Sherry

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  22. Bonjour Rosemary,
    I love how you use lace in your work. My favorite fabric! Very unique!
    Enjoy,
    Mimi

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  23. What a difference ... I love your "new" dresser. In combination with the silver flowers it looks soooooo great! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  24. Amazing changes here. I love the soft grays especially. Thanks so much for visiting me. ♥olive

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  25. Hi again Rosemary! Not to sound like a doofus but what do you seal the fabric with? Vanna

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  26. WOW, this is spectacular--and I LOVE the roses--You are SO clever!!!

    XO

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  27. One word for the roses...LOVE. You are a painting wizard!

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  28. This dresser is so romantic. I just love the flower and the lace effect. I can't envision it in any other color than white. Maybe it's because that's my favorite color to paint furniture lol. So I guess I'm bias. Anyway great job Rosemary.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog Rosemary.

    -http://designpardeux.com

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  29. What great transformations you have on your Posts... for all of us who enjoy Junquing and re-purposing it is always inspirational to see awesome pieces transformed and given new Life!

    Thanks for stopping by my Organic Gypsy Post...

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  30. Perfection. What a great eye you have! And the talent to carry out your vision.

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  31. I just found you and have been looking through your posts.

    You are truly talented. I havn't seen anyone in blogland use gesso and glue before.

    I taught decorative painting and I used those mediums over twenty years ago, way before the manufactured mixes they have now.

    I host a Bunny Hop Party every Wednesday and I would like to invite you. The linky is open until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Bunny Jean's Decor and More (my main blog)

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  32. what a brilliant transformation...adore the top design and all around finish...tres chic!

    alison

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  33. an amazing transformation for sure! I especially love your idea about spray painting "regular" roses to give them a silver finish!

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  34. You do the coolest *stuff* with furniture...don't know why I haven't been here before?!! I'm off to explore some more:)
    Rene

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  35. Love your stenciling technique, Rosemary, it really adds that extra that makes your pieces even more gorgeous! thanks for linking up! xoxo Debra

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  36. Gorgeous, I love it and the silver flowers, it's the little touches that get the sale!! Did you over lay lace to get the pattern on top? I bet that will sell fast.

    Carol

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  37. Hi Rosemary...

    Oooh..what a gorgeous little cabinet! You certainly are a creative and talented lady, my friend! I love the lace stenciled top...it's fabulous! Ohhh...the the silver flower bouquet...the icing on the cake!!! You did a beautiful job with this cabinet redo, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing it with us...you always inspire me!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari

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  38. Another wonderful piece of eye-candy! Thanks for sharing, Rosemary! :)

    Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight,
    Smiles,
    Suzanne in IL

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  39. Wonderful! I just love it!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  40. Hi Rosemary, the chest is wonderful. You do fabulous work!!

    Barb

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  41. Well, this is just absolutely Gorgeous!! I love it!! LOVE it!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  42. You did a fantastic job on this one...so very talented!

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  43. That is the cutest top ever....mean it!! You never cease to amaze us Rosemary!!

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  44. I love how your style is always consistant. I can always pick your pieces out because they are so classic and UNIQUE! LOVE!

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  45. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

    See you soon, I hope!
    Artie

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  46. Wow! Love It! I have tried this technique on scrap wood, but now seeing yours inspires me to not be chicken and do it!!! Thanks

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  47. Wow! I love the chest and the one drawer table, how adorable! I absolutely love the lace detailing! I want to try it!!
    P.S. I am your newest follower!!

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  48. Girl YOU ARE SMOKING WITH COMMENTS!*!*!*! Your transformations just keep getting better and better - YOU are soooo creative!!!
    Hugs - Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

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  49. Thanks for linking to HSH!
    Sherry

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  50. I love your blog. I have given you an award at
    http://cheerfulthriftydoor.blogspot.com/2011/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

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