Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Nice Details

Nice details. That's what I thought when my husband brought this piece home.



However, that is all I thought, because the first thing I saw was this.



What am I going to do with the top? Then he pulled out this.



That's right, the original beautiful piece of granite. I wanted to create a nice contrast with the base, so I gave it several dry brush coats of my 50/50 mix of white gesso and paint. I left the hardware untouched, to compliment the dark top.













I have more furniture to get to, and I'll share an old world finish I've been playing with.  It's a three part mix that creates a great effect.

Sharing With:
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Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
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Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Faded Charm: White Wednesday

62 comments:

  1. oh my..what a beautiful piece..who ever buys it is one lucky person.. so stunning..love that you kept the hardware unpainted...
    best,
    maureen

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  2. WOW! rosemary, that is just stunning. love the top and those awesome details!

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  3. Love, love, love it! How exciting to have a granite top, but what you did to it is beautiful.

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  4. Oooh,...what a striking piece,...well, after you've remade it. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

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  5. Absolutely stunning, as usual, Rosemary! :) And how nice that your hubby brings you such wonderful treasures! I can hardly wait to see your 3-part mix....! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  6. Wowsers!!!
    That is amazing!
    What a gorgeous re-do!!!!!!!
    Ive never seen anything quite like it...you are fantastic at this!
    I see your hubby has an eye for these things...how wonderful!!

    Deborah xo

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  7. Rosemary,
    From ugly stepsister to Cinderella!
    Beautiful, what a fabulous transformation as usual! Lucky girl to actually have a husband that brings you cool stuff instead of telling you to ditch the "junk"!
    Rebecca

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  8. Holy smoking paint brushes! That desk has got me drooling! I love all the ornate detail, your gesso treatment brings it out beautifully!

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  9. Rosemary, that is just gorgeous with that wonderful granite top.

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  10. You (and your husband) find the most amazing pieces! It looks gorgeous now. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas with the rest of us!

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  11. It's beautiful...but, I bet it weighs a ton!! I have my second coat of gesso on a project right now, looks like I will have to do a third coat. It is such weird stuff, it has the consistency of glue!

    Carol

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  12. I want this sooo bad. This is AMAZING!

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  13. OMG Rosemary...okay...shipping costs to Nova Scotia????? SERIOUSLY!! Siiigh...I think I'm in love...

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  14. Okay. Your hubby ROCKS! Wow! Are you going to make a nice amount of money on that one!!! What a huge huge huge find and a wonderful redo!!

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  15. Stunning. Gorgeous top! Beautiful details.

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  16. Rosemary,

    You did a beautiful job on this piece. I love the details and original hardware.

    Kris

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  17. Wow! Beautiful piece! How do ya'll find so many great pieces of furniture.

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  18. Hi Rosemary,

    Great find!
    The granite top is so beautiful and durable as well!!
    Very nice!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  19. This is the best find I've seen in awhile! Lucky you!

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  20. Wow! Just stunning, I love it:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  21. Stunning! Note to self: Search yard sales for similar piece...

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  22. Rosemary, this is GORGEOUS!! Love the finish and that top!!! Oh.My.Goodness!!!

    Beautiful!! Can't wait to see the next one!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  23. Oh my, this is GORGEOUS! What a fabulous piece, and granite too! Wow! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend. I'm a new follower. Please stop by and say Hello.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  24. I wish you lived close to where I live. You have such a talent! God has blessed you greatly!

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  25. OHHHHH You are so clever Rose...I Will Know Youuuuuuu!!!!

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  26. Well Babe, it is just beautiful!
    You always do such good work!!
    Leticia

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  27. Oh wow, It's gorgeous and I adore the granite top!!! And the white is so beautiful!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  28. Can I borrow your husband pleaseeeeeeee? Lol! Gorgeous Rosemary! Maybe I can just send my hubby your way and your hubby can train him? *wibnks* Vanna

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  29. gorgeous! Your new color looks makes the top just pop :)

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  30. Wow, this may be my favorite! It looks wonderful!
    Debbie

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  31. Rosemary I just found your blog so glad that I did - LOVE IT. Sandy x

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  32. The granite top just came alive with your paint treatment. And I love the hardware!

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  33. Looks awesome, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing. xo

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  34. That's an incredible piece! Love the contrast--that's what I want my kitchen to look like!

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  35. Oh goodness! That is stunning. A real beauty. I want it!

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  36. Such a gorgeous piece! I love how you finished the bottom and the contrast between the white bottom and that beautiful granite topped surface is absolutely gorgeous! I love marble furniture and you have created a masterpiece here! Amazing job, as always! Thanks for your sweet words on my decoupaged planter. Have a nice day!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  37. Looks beautiful! What a transformation. Hope you have a good weekend :)

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  38. I can just see this as a bathroom vanity with a sink installed. It's amazing!! the detail is gorgeous!
    love it when you come to the party, xoxo Debra

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  39. Amazing - this is a gorgeous piece. I'm following you back!

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  40. What a great piece of furniture, nice job on giving it a second life!

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  41. what an amazingly beautiful piece of furniture! and what a husband to find it for you. Great team effort. Love the granite top. Thanks for sharing. I love to see beautiful things.

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  42. I just discovered your blog and I'm hooked! You are very talented and I love all of your projects. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the world.

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  43. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You really know how to transform a piece of furniture!

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  44. Wow Rosemary, I was just browsing your blog and this piece is fantastic! You did an amazing job, you're very talented!

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  45. This piece is absolutely stunning! Love the granite top! Thank you so much for the sweet comment and for stopping by my blog. Your newest follower!

    Jodie @ Love, Laughter & Decor

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  46. Be still my heart! I'm in love with that piece.

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  47. Sometime I've also paint the marble....

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  48. This is a "Beauty"! Love the details and what you chose to do with it!

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  49. Hi Rosemary, thanks for the comment on my workshop. I can't wait until its done. But, on to other things. I found this makeover on your blog and just had to list this link for you to check. I had a desk very, very similar to this one but without the cool top. Check it out and let me know what you think. Kathy
    http://www.petticoatjunktion.com/2012/02/blue-and-white-mademoiselle.html

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  50. Hello Rosemary, this is just my second post to you...just joined your blog tonight.

    I was wondering if you sand and/or strip the finish from your pieces such as this ornate desk with the marble top before you apply your gesso and paint mix to the piece. This turned out so lovely. I am enjoying visiting your different post. Thank you so much for sharing your methods of painting. 1bookshelf_elf@att.net...again thank you! Mary

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  51. Hi Rosemary, You're my new discovery and you do some amazing things. I'm fascinated by the use of gesso and I wondered if it leaves a fragile surface, more like plaster and it might be easily chipped or damaged? I have only used it to restore frames not for painting furniture and this was my concern. It looks so beautiful! x

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  52. Bravo,
    un des meilleurs blog que je connaisse.
    Merçi des milliers de fois pour de belles idées et surtout pour le partage.
    internaute d'un petit pays Européen
    la Belgique.
    Marie agnès

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