Monday, October 17, 2011

Hint of Blue

This dresser box was already painted a creamy white, with unpainted drawers. My original intention was to distress it a little, change the knobs, and call it a day. That changed when I started sanding.



This is the before.



Sanding revealed a hint of blue.



So, I changed my intention from slightly to heavily distressed. I also decided to add and a little musical touch. I transferred small segments of sheet music to the drawers,


and top,


using my Splendid Blender method. I used two of the ornate backers, like the one I used on my carrier.



Then I added small metal knobs.



I'm glad I discovered the hint of blue, and kept going with additions.



I think it has much more character now.




Sharing With:
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66 comments:

  1. I love the difference!

    The music notes look perfect on it as do the knobs.

    Dee

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  2. Love the mix of rustic and refined!

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  3. Love the overall look of this piece now. Rosemary you do such amazing work. Love it. Sandy x

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  4. This is so pretty... It almost seems like some things reveal to us what they want to be. Wonderful outcome!

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  5. That is just beautiful!!! You do the most amazing work.
    Cindy

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  6. Thank you for your kind words in my blog!

    Elisabet

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  7. The music is the perfect finishing touch. This is loaded with character! Another masterpiece.

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  8. Oh isn't that neat. I love seeing what you come up with.

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  9. Another FaB Creation Rosemary...
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  10. The box is DIVINE! The music prints and the knobs are just right!
    Love it!
    Patti

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  11. That was very clever to add a little bit of sheet music to it. I would've never thought to do that and certainly wouldn't have known how either! Your new hardware makes all the difference on this piece.

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  12. I'm happy you found the blue...but I'm sure whatever you would have decided on, it would have been a creative beauty!

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  13. lovely job, it looks so amazing!

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  14. This is fabulous! I LOVE the revealed blue and the added sheet music ... wow!

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  15. very lovely piece...how very creative to add the sheet music..
    now it's more than pretty, it's special...I see it in a young girls room who is a musician...so pretty..
    best,
    maureen

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  16. I think you should share this on Miss Mustard Seed on Friday... It's awesome

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  17. Rosemary, this piece is just gorgeous. Love the addition of the sheet music! Very creative and very pretty!

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  18. You have as much a gift for understatement as you do for transformations, Rosemary! "A little more character"? This is a work of art!

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  19. rosemary, this is incredible. awesome work!

    hope you'll check out my giveaway and will be one of the winners!

    michele

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  20. I love it Rosemary!! Adding the sheet music was the perfect finishing touch and I love all the layers!! Martina

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  21. Such a neat idea to add the music sheets the way you did! Very pretty!

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  22. I love what the sheet music added to this. Wonderful job!

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  23. Simply stunning! I like the hint of blue showing through and the knobs!


    Kris

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  24. Love those happy accidents! I think the addition of the music score makes it.

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  25. I love this! I am going to have to check out how you did that music. I adore it!

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  26. Another fabulous piece. The music transfer is perfect.

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  27. I think this is my favorite piece of yours!

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  28. What a great changed!

    I guess my first time to visit your blog. I am glad I stumbled in here or else I miss a lot.

    Thanks for your inspiration.

    Happy Tuesday.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  29. Rosemary, I just love your work. This in particular is so romantic somehow! I don't know where you found those ornate knob backs, but they are wonderful! Also love the faded music... yep, I just see "romantic" when I look at this.

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  30. Hi - I love the work you do, and am an avid follower of your blog since finding it. I recently tried the Splendid Blender method, but missed out on the fact that it doesn't work with inkjet copies...doh... My question - do you keep a huge stack of photocopies of things you might eventually use, or do you have a photocopier at home? Best wishes, Debbie

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  31. Beautiful transformation Rosemary! You do such amazing work. Love the music transfer.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  32. okay, you win. this is AWESOME. really. i mean it. yes, i know you have lots of comments and may be tired of hearing it but, really, it's so creative. fer sure you rocked this.

    in awe,

    amy

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  33. Love it...so unique...wonderful transformation!!!

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  34. It is lovely and I really like the music notes you have used.
    Agneta

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  35. Amazing! The musical touch is just aewsome. I'd love for you to share this post over at Trash To Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner! Thanks!! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-to-treasure-tuesday-link-party-2.html

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  36. Great piece, love the hint of blue and the notes! Laura, Cottage and Broome

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  37. Rosemary, I love the touches of sheet music. Perfect!

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  38. I'll say! It is so whimsical now. I absolutely love the sheet music detail. Maybe I could do that on the piano bench that I need to re-do.

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  39. Well, that is so pickin' cool!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. You've got talent, lady! I love the touches you added - it SO makes this something special. I love it! ~Rachel

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  41. Very nice indeed! Love the music notes..perfect.

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  42. This HAS to be one of my favorite pieces you've done!! Oh -- I adore the music transfer!!!

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  43. Oh my, it is so beautiful now! i love the addition of the music sheets.
    Hugs,Cindy

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  44. fabulous redo! Love it! officially following...hope you have time to stop by and say hello over at my place!

    visiting from www.restorationhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

    -Kennesha

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  45. OH-MY-GOSH!!! Sometimes surprises like this are pure serendipity, aren't they!! And the added touch of the music...beautiful!!!!
    I wish I could spend the day playing at your house!

    Diane

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  46. This is BEAUTIFUL! Just read your post about the transfer pen! Sooooo buying it tomorrow!

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  47. Once again, the way your mind thinks and creates just boggles my mind, Rosemary. :) This is just beautiful! The music sheets on it make my heart sing!

    xoxo laurie

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  48. Oh wow, that is so much prettier now! I love the transformation.

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  49. This turned out beautiful. I just love it and the hint of blue and the musical touch, make it so special.

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  50. Love it..How creative and awesome..I would totally love for you to share and link this to my Pin'Inspirational creative Thursday party happening today pweeease..Link ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html .Wishing ya a lovely day :))

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  51. Well aren't you something? It's beautiful!

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  52. This looks great! Love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  53. I love this piece. I have never seen a piece like this one. I love what you did with the sheet music. I think this idea would make the perfect gift for my music shop owners, who are also my best friends! Thanks for sharing the idea, and being as inspiration for a girl who has been all dried up on new ideas lately!

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  54. Rosemary
    you are an artist of there ever was one.

    girl that looks fabulous with that sheet music showing through and I love those pulls

    what no gesso????

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  55. That is just beautiful Rosemary!! The sheet music was the perfect touch...genius! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  56. Muito lindo, amei, ficou super charmosa!!!

    Beijos Eliza

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  57. Rosemary what a divine little box! I love it lady! Thanx for coming over to party! Hope all is well.

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  58. This is so so pretty! I just love how this process unfolded when you saw the touch of blue. That sheet music makes it so dreamy! ~Lili

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  59. Fantastic! Love the touch of music and the "blended" knobs!

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  60. the sheet music is absolutely stunning! wow! really beautiful!

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  61. I love the addition of the music sheets! Stunning work here!

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