Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Back To Work

I'm back in the studio working.  You've seen one side here and here.  Now, I'm working on the other side.  Using what I already had, I created another work station.


What I needed here was a waist high table to work at.  Not having one, I made one.  This table is made up of four columns (garage sale finds), and a discarded table top.



I unified the color on the columns.  Then I removed the attachments on the bottom of the table top, so it would lay flat.  Underneath, is a wicker hamper I painted with grey gesso, followed by a whitewash.



More storage.




Add a pillow, and it's a nice high seat.  Yes, it does hold me.



As you can see, I've already started working.  Here are the two urns I said I wasn't quite finished with.  With some drybrushing, rubbing, and sanding, I got more of a distressed white finish.












The stool next to them is a recent redesign.  It was black crackle with a vinyl top.  I gave it a coat of white, then distressed it.  I replaced the vinyl with burlap.





A whitewashed basket, small advertising sign, and one of my rusty hearts.



The whitewash with grey undertones is a finish I'm using on quite a few pieces.  I like the look.



I have a lot to share this week.  Many, many, many projects.









See ya soon.

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Beyond The Picket Fence: Under $100 Linky Party
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Thrifty Decor Chick: Before and After
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Faded Charm: White Wednesday
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Someday Crafts: Whatever Goes Wednesday












59 comments:

  1. You've been busy! I REALLY like the way the stool turned out!

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  2. That was certainly a good idea to make a table that way. Of course, I would expect that from you though. Ha! Love those urns and bench with the burlap seat you did. If they're for sale, they should sell fast!

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  3. I'm lovin' it all!! But I think that stool and those urns are really awesome!! They are calling my name, I can hear them!!

    Take care, Sue

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  4. Hi Rosemary.....mentioned you and your fabric/graphic transfer method on my blog posting this week....just love how my project came out:) Thank you! Your many projects are just beautiful!

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  5. Rosemary, Everything you touch looks magical, and you make it look and sound so easy. I think you just have the "Gift", talent that is. Oh My Goodness, I love those urns..........Great work station desk idea.
    Hope your evening is great.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  6. beautiful creations. They look heavenly! You probably feel you are in heaven when working!

    I can't wait to see more!

    xoxo
    Myric

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  7. Is that the Virgin Mary? Even if it isn't, I love that figure. So beautiful.

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  8. Everything looks great, you have a magic touch. The urns look like old weathered concrete.

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  9. I feel like I say the same things over and over to you,....awesome stuff,...and wow, that is truly awesome,...and wait,..this is sincerely awesome. :)

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  10. What a great workplace you've created! Love all your pretty creations too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. Wow! Rosemary, you have been busy!! I absolutely adore those urns!! (I have a thing for urns...LOL!) I tell you all the time that your creativity just amazes me! These are all gorgeous pieces. I could spend hours in your studio, just taking it all in!

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  12. Your work station is great Rosemary...I love working on waist high tables. I really need to try your gesso technique one of these days...everything you touch looks wonderful! Thank You again for inspiring!

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  13. all of your creations just take my breath away! truly...i'm in awe of your talent! i sooo wish you lived closer!

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  14. Your creations are all so beautiful!

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  15. Great work station and I love your bench!

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  16. Beautiful creations, Rosemary!!! I'm a huge fan of the gray w/whitewashing technique, too. :) I must ask....how in the world do you keep your studio so clean and organized???? You should see my basement where I work....!!! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Rosemary your studio is looking so divine! I love the projects you are working on! Hope all is well.

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  18. Great urns, Rosemary! I like your worktable and it's great that you were able to use things you already had on hand. I'm trying to use what I've got as I pull my craft/sewing room together. It's not a lot of room, but it's a room I didn't have in the old house!

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  19. Love the stool! The burlap really makes it. Great idea for the table, too. The urns are perfect, love how they turned out.

    ~Shanon

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  20. Dang Rosemary, everything is amazing! I really love the table and that great stool. I really like that white wash over grey look too.

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  21. I love the way you use what you have on hand and always manage to create something so exciting, like your new work table! And those new grey tones are so gorgeous. ~Lili

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  22. You have such a good thing going, Rosemary! It just takes my breath away. Glad you did well at your show!

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  23. Love the table, I could use one! (I'm painting furniture on top of plastic bins and cardboard boxes out in the garage!)

    Your work is once again inspirational, I'm currently working on a little stool and I hope to use burlap, also. Love it!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  24. Always love viewing your projects. Love how it turned out. Inspired by your works I know some skills and waste not. Everything can be transformed to a pretty thing. I particularly love the white/grey tone you use.

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  25. Rosemary, you never cease to inspire. I'm lovin' the whitewash with gray undertones, too.

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  26. Who wouldn't want t owrok in this beautiful are a you've created?

    Thanks for the tips you gave me on the lamp bases. I like how they are working out, but I've misplaced my gesso and can not for the life of me find it anywhere...crazy!!!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  27. Everything is so beautiful. You are a very busy lady...such gorgeous pieces. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  28. Beautiful as always, Rosemary! Such a pretty place to create and be inspired! I love all the pieces you have there, especially that cherub plaque on the wall! Have fun in your new space! xo, Leena

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  29. Love coming by your blog and seeing what you are up to! Those urns are gorgeous! xoxo

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  30. You are just too creative I am totally jealous! I love the urns!

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  31. It all looks so fantastic, wow!!!!!

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  32. Wow - you have done so many beautiful projects...love!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog,
    Ashlyn

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  33. I do like your workstation, you did a wonderful job, especially with the wicker basket. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Rosemary, I could LIVE in your studio, all that white is so soothing ....now how to get rid of the five kids......hmmmm

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  35. Oh if mine could only stay that clean, Gorgeous!
    Lynn

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  36. What a perfect place to create for you!! Just lovely!

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  37. very creative! Love what you've done!
    tot

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  38. I don't know which one I love the best!!! I'm trying to turn my bedroom into combination bedroom/craft room. When you get done with yours c'mon over!!
    You're very creative. When can I move in??
    LOL
    *hugs*deb

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  39. Looks like your shop is taking shape. It looks so inviting with all the gorgeous items you have re-purposed and re-finished.

    So lovely.

    Kris

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  40. Oh my goodness - it's so great what you've done. Too bad, that you live so far away. I would love to see all the fantastic things on the spot!

    Thanks for your comment and enjoy the day!!!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  41. Looks like you have been crazy busy! You have inspired me. Ya know that little bench. Well, I have one just like it complete w/ leather top...probably an old sewing bench. Anyway, mine is painted black...I dreaded stripping it now I won't go through the pain, thanks to you. So, I'm gonna copy you and paint it white...gesso or no gesso...thoughts??

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  42. Goodness, you're a busy woman! I love that stool!!

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  43. Hi Rosemary! Great table and the urns are fabulous! Thanks for joining the Open House Party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  44. Oh the urns are turning out beautiful!! You are so talented!

    xo Abby

    P.S.

    Thanks so much for your recent visit and lovely comment on my blog...I sincerely appreciate it.

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  45. I had the perfect antique drafting table for my work. Unfortunately, it would NOT fit into my basement...almost got divorced over the attempt! LOL!
    Please stop by and see my crest, it's lacking something, I think.

    xoxo
    Andie

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  46. Your urns looks lovely. You have so many brilliant ideas :O)
    Agneta
    PS Urns in Swedish is urnor :O)DS

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  47. I love how the urn turned out. And yes, the wicker stool is a winner too. Beautiful. I seriously love your work rosemary!

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  48. The urns are brilliant Rosemary.I am drawn to urns and sitting in my living room amongst nine or ten at last count. Have a lovely weekend and try to rest.

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  49. you can never have too many work station I've found...as an artist, I've discovered that having several is vital for the proper completion of projects...and speaking of projects, I love all your gorgeous projects...
    best,
    maureen

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  50. Everything is beautiful! I love the new work station, very nice!

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  51. I always love your techniques and that coffee bag looks so cool! LOVE those urns. thanks for linking up to the party, Rosemary! xoxo

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  52. Those 4 columns were a great find.

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  53. I just LOVE that crusty timeworn finish Rosemary!....Makes me drooly *winks* Vanna

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  54. Absolutely beautiful! You definitely have the special touch!

    Have a great week.

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  55. I used table just like that before I got a new one. I wish i would have kept it and redone it now looking at how great yours turned out. I am one of the newest follower of your blog.
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  56. There was a cute flower ports are display in this article.It look so beautiful and extra ordinary creations in the home.Flower ports are increase the beauty in the home.

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