Saturday, September 3, 2011

Distressed Stand

I used a combination of techniques on this little stand.

You saw it before in my post "Working With Crackle", but I wasn't done with it yet.

This is how I found it.

As I said, I used a combination of techniques. I painted it with gesso. I applied white glue as my crackle medium. I used a lace design. I actually used netting, but same principle.  Today, I distressed it.

All done.

More redesigns and finds coming.

Sharing With:
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
Primitive and Proper: Piece of Work Wednesday
Thrifty Decor Chick: Before and After
Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures
Charm Bracelet Diva: Club GW
Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing
Between Naps on The Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
Under The Table and Dreaming: Sunday Showcase
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special


  1. GREAT job Rosemary! What a transformation you gave the piece! I love it. And I can't wait to see what you do with that box. It looks like such a neat piece.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Lookin' good, Rosemary :) Love the transformation!

  3. I have a table I did like that. Dh thinks I took off to much paint.
    Now that I see yours I really like the look. Great transformation!
    I wish I lived closer to you. My sister Val lives in your state lucky her.


  4. cute table or nightstand.. would be sweet little piece for a bathroom for a collection of candles and soaps..

  5. Pretty table. I used a crackle technique once on an old sewing machine bench and also recovered the seat with some lovely yellow fabric with parrots on it. It turned out pretty good, at least my m-i-l thought so!

    Have a great weekend,


  6. Always fun to see what you are doing. Do you plan on any break this weekend? Hope so!

  7. That is gorgeous! Great great job! I am your newest follower!!!! HURRAY! God bless.

  8. I love the little table. I have one shaped like it and I have it in our tiny powder room where it holds extra TP, candles, and I have potpourri in a bowl on the bottom shelf.

    I also like the teaser picture, and I am very curious as to your next project. I love how you post these little teasers, Rosemary!

  9. Love this little stand. This piece would work in so many places. It looks so much prettier in white.


  10. ILG!!! (It looks great) Rosemary. *winks* It looks like an old smoker stand? Is it? Vanna

  11. beautiful!!! i lov e the distressing- the details really jump out now!

  12. Your furniture pieces always make me take a deep sigh, Rosemary! They're so beautiful - and look like they've been aged naturally through the years. Thanks for continuing to share your tutorials with us rookies out here! :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. Great combination of your wonderful techniques! How did the flea market go? We were there about 1 1/2 hrs. and then the dark skies scared us off. Found some great little bargains though!

  14. Hi Rosemary,

    All that detail, love it!
    The shelf is an added bonus too!
    Well done...

    All the Best,

  15. Your little table is darling, I love it. I would use that as a night table, it looks to be a nice size.
    You are good!
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. Wow, what a gorgeous piece! Sounds a bit time consuming, but the end result is just amazing! Love it!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

  17. Fabulous job Rosemary! The piece itself was pretty, you made it spectacular! I really need to try some of your techniques. I have loads of furniture projects to get started on this coming week! Take care, Leena

  18. I knew this was yours the moment I sat it on the "Sunday Showcase" Another beautiful piece.

  19. I stumbled on your blog and I am so glad I did! Love your stuff! I am a new follower!

  20. Beautiful transformation! It is amazing can improve a piece. I've painted dozens of pieces it is always an improvement. Thanks for sharing, Laura

  21. Its gorgeous!!
    Love how you've given it a whole new look :)

    Deborah xo

  22. You're always so creative! You make things BEAUTIFUL!!

  23. How I have never come across your blog before, I have no idea BUT I am so glad I did today! Love this piece and what you've done with it. PLUS I learned about gesso!


  24. This is a total transformation! How awesome it looks now!
    Thanks for popping by my place!
    Kerry at

  25. Now I know how you get such great pieces, you really know how to recognize a diamond in the rough!
    Amazing transformation, I'm going to start keeping my eyes peeled!

  26. I love how you do your furniture!!
    Will need to go look at several posts to see how you gesso, what 'lace' it means, and so on.
    I have a couple of tables that would be perfect for your technique

    barbara jean


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