Monday, October 31, 2011

Studio Vignettes

I've been buried in my garage and studio.  I think I'm making progress with the organizing I shared here.  I took a few photos while working on  small projects in my studio these past few days.

I love the way the finish on this little metal frame turned out.  I'm making lots of small chalkboards.  You can see my technique for the frames finish HERE.

That little key rack started out as a small piece of weathered wood.  It was a section of an old window that has fallen apart.  I used my vintage stamps for the letters, and added embellishments.  The hooks are galvanized nails I aged a bit.

My redesigned frames are piled on one of my favorite tables.  It's a primitive that I can fold up when I don't need it.

My magnetic board is actually the back of an enamel top from an old table that is long gone.

I've had this doorstop for quite a while.  I've used the finish on it as inspiration for many projects.

I made the piece on the right with a wooden lamp base, and a finial.

I bought these rusty metal hearts at a garage sale earlier this year.  I'm envisioning them as ornaments.  I'm thinking about adding a little something to them.

I have tons of projects to complete this week.  I'll be sharing along the way.  See ya soon.

Sharing With:
At The Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Passionately Artistic
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
House of Grace: Twice Owned Tuesday
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
Homework: The Inspiration Board
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesdays Treasures
Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday


  1. cool stuff
    nuff said ...
    speaking of stuff

    stuffintheburbs is open for business ...

  2. You have certainly been a busy little bee! Do you sell the items you re-purpose at shows etc?

    You must never rest with re-purposing items and answering blogs. I have a great deal of admiration for you and your work.


  3. Very pretty things! I think using the hears as ornaments is a good idea. Thanks for becoming a new follower of my blog! :)


  4. I so love your blog! Everything you post is just beautiful.

  5. I can't get over how much the finish on those chalkboard frames looks like cement. Love those!

  6. You definitely have the key to the treasure trove, where do you get all of your wonderful things?
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. Don't say buried on Halloween! ;)

    Everything is so pretty and elegant. If you need extra room, just box it up and send it to me.

  8. Your chalkboards are so fabulous. Imagine, an elegant chalkboard. I am loving the door stop and I cannot wait to see the Christmas ornaments. They will be to die for, for sure.


  9. You are so lucky to have a garage and a studio. Makes doing projects mush more fun. Happy Halloween. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  10. Rosemary, those are all such beautiful pieces! I love the chalkboards.

  11. When do you sleep? I love everything, especially those chalkboards. Beautiful job.

  12. What great frames you have to work with, Rosemary! I wish I could just find one like that! Maybe this new place I found {new to me, since we just moved here} will bring me some luck. So far, every time I've gone in there I've found something!

  13. Love everything, especially the rusty hearts!!

    Take care, Sue

  14. Great stuff, I would love to snoop around your studio. I have a ton of frames and I should make some chalk boards...Thanks for the inspiration!


  15. You make the prettiest things!!! I always love seeing what you are up to. Thank you for being so generous with sharing your tips and tricks of the trade!

  16. You have an amazing collection there! Love your door stop, so pretty and the finish is wonderful!

  17. Your vignettes and treasures are just gorgeous, Rosemary! I guess we are on the same wavelength, as I just finished a set of smaller vintage framed chalkboards that originally were picture frames. Love the bit of old window frame that you repurposed! Do you sell all of your lovely pieces?

  18. just lovely! i just adore all those rusty metal hearts!

  19. Everything is so gorgeous!!!
    Hearts? them!

    Deborah xo

  20. Wow....and I thought I was busy! lol! I think you were first in line when God was handing out creativity, Rosemary! :) You. are. amazing!

    xoxo laurie

  21. I love those hearts,...I can only imagine what you might add to them. Ornaments is a great idea.

  22. Fantastic! Can't wait to see them all! Very creative.
    Happy Halloween!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  23. This is just beautiful. You should hook up to White Wednesday at Faded Charm. You are the master of texture!

  24. Hi Rosemary,

    Love the chalkboards!
    I like the idea of the hearts as Christmas decor!
    Look forward to the reveal soon...
    All the Best,

  25. I think I fell in love with your door stop. Good luck on your cleanup before the cold weather hit!

  26. Looking good, Rosemary! Thanks for your nice comments on our posts. See you at Kane! xo

  27. What beautiful things. I especially love the frames. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Oh, my goodness - what fantastic things ... I love each and want you most like visit in this moment in your studio!!!!


  29. so amazing to have so many projects going at one time...and I love the old metal frame as I have a love of old frames in general...

  30. FAA as always Rosemary! I adore that chalky white finish!
    Did you teach yourself how to paint or did you take classes? Enquiring minds want to know *winks* Vanna

  31. the little metal hearts and blackboards are awesome! i love it all, rosemary:)

  32. love your collections of interesting stuff! nice photos too :)

  33. Your blackboards are absolutely beautiful!
    Everything I look at is just wonderful...
    You are extremely creative!
    I would absolutely want one of everything I see here. :)
    Have a wonderful week~
    Lisa Moran
    Bilancia Designs

  34. Swooooooning over your frames! They are so gorgeous Rosemary! Lovin' the vintage planter as well :) So glad you stopped by - we can't wait to get the store done so we can visit & get inspiration once more!

  35. Love all the fames, wonderful little projects! Laura - Cottage and Broome

  36. The frames, be still my heart!! Stunning! Do you sell them since I can't be at the mart????? Would love to get me hands on 1 2 or 3 :)
    thanks for linking

  37. Sigh..... I have a minor obsession with thick chunky frames! Love all of yours and I'm totally jealous!

  38. You have a studio full of gorgeous items!!

  39. Hi Lady of beautiful stuff. The chalk boards are a real winner!
    Such a great idea>


  40. Okay...definitely the metal hearts. Dear me, what a beautiful blog you have here!!! Love it.

    Visiting from NTT and I so love these link parties. They expose each one of us to so many creative people!!

  41. Rosemary, I love all your projects and the way you gather everything for the pictures. Happy WW to you
    Ciao Rita

  42. That is just beautiful :D
    love vintage and old frames like this :D

  43. Lovely frames! Loving the chabby chic touch. Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  44. You're so creative to turn those old stuff into beautiful thing! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, hope to see you often...

  45. Ok well, I'm inspired now. I have a pile of projects in my garage and they need some major attention. Looking forward to seeing your completed projects.
    I have a new blog, I would love if you could stop by in your free time, if you ever have any : ) xo

  46. Oh my gosh - I love all of these treasures - especially the Key Rack! I featured you today in my Friday I'm in Love favorites!!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

  47. You always have so much yumminess and inspiration to look at Rosemary. Love the bad stripping technique, it's so imperfectly perfect!! ~Lili

  48. Rosemary,, do you have a button to add to my blog?


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