Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Two Carriers, Two Looks, and Another Bottle

I finished two carriers today.  Each has a different look, but they both involved white gesso.  This first one was just a simple wood carrier with a metal handle.  A little too simple.  So, I added appliques, gave  it multiple layers of gesso, lightly distressed it, and applied a numeral.  I thought about doing a heavy distressed look, but changed my mind.  It seems happy this way.











This next carrier started as a sewing machine drawer.



I dry brushed gesso on this one, and attached vintage handles.  The interior was given a grey wash.  In the area of the missing knob, I used filler, and inserted one of my numbered tacks.



The applique was already there.  The wash brought out the details.






I found the handles in my stash.  They fit perfectly.






Yes, I made another Christmas bottle.  I used the same technique seen here, but distressed this one a little.



Two carriers, two looks, and another bottle.   I show you what I did with the teaser from my last post next time.



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47 comments:

Sandy Ang said...

Looks amazing !

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Great transformations...as always!

Brandi said...

Beautiful Rosemary! I love that you turned the drawers into carriers- so clever!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love that laurel wreath, very classy and so pretty, and what a great idea for the sewing drawers!

Olive Cooper said...

The drawer is beautiful and the bottle is just good gravy:)

lynn said...

love them all, esp. the first carrier with the wreath and number-way too cute, rosemary:)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

do you put your creative brain to bed at night or does it stay awake all day?? lol! Oh my..you never cease to "inspire! "

Barbara Jean said...

great projects! thanks

blessings
barbara jean

Janette - The2Seasons said...

You did a really good job. I am a first-time visitor to your blog.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pretty, as always! You do beautiful work!! I never get tired of seeing your designs!

A Vintage Green said...

They both look great - but that sewing drawer upcyle is incredible. Love the handles, love them! The paint makes the pattern just pop. You are so talented.
-Joy

Kate said...

Rosemary you are amazingly talented

Have a great day!!!

xoxo
Kate

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Love the applique carrier. :D It looks like Scottish thistle!

I like this bottle, too.

xoxoxoxo,
RJ

Tracy said...

I love what you did with the sewing machine drawer especially, very pretty!

eclecticrevisited said...

oh, these carriers look darling..I can see red geraniums in them for summer on a porch or deck..very pretty..
best,
maureen

Kelly said...

You come up with the neatest things! Why is it no surprise that those handles you already had just happened to fit perfectly? I bet you have some in every size in your "stash". Ha!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love sewing drawers and the handles are genius!

Carol

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Amazing...as always!

Gracefully Vintage said...

So Lovely- Love the aged look and the extra detail.. Your Bottles are wonderful as well..
Such a Great Blog
Karryann

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

The first one is my favorite. Love the applique, wish I could find ones like you do! I broke down and bought a few appliques at Hobby Lobby (I know) to add to a project I'm doing. Hope I can somehow make it look half as good as yours!

xoxo
Kathleen

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Love the old sewing drawer, what a lovely raised detail. I could fill it with notions and the carrier with fabric...
I like the new bottle too!
All the Best,
Christine

Katie said...

Beautiful transformations!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are beautiful. Found you at Wow Us Wednesday and I'm now a follower.

Ann said...

Love both of the carriers. Each has its own personality.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

FABULOUS Rosemary!!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Beautiful transformations! You brought out the beauty in both.

lvroftiques said...

So inventive and wonderful as always m'dear! Vanna

beachcomber said...

so gorgeous! my favourite is the white carrier.
x

Myric said...

Looks really cool! How did you put the text on the first carrier? Is that a stamp? I really love your, bottle of Joy! :D

xoxo
Myric

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Rosemary, I swanee (that's a southern term...LOL) you must stay up all night(exclamation point). Every time I see something you made I just say "ooooo, pretty". How cute are those bottles and these carriers Glad to see your Etsy shop too

Allison@FabRehab said...

Beautiful Rosemary!! I NEED to try the gesso!

kpaints said...

Love, love, love the sewing drawer! Just perfect!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love these! Have a great week!
Debbie

Kris said...

Two great looks is right! Both turned out lovely. My favorite is the second one. A sewing machine drawer...I never would have guessed.

Kris

Terry said...

Gorgeous as usual. Love the whole package with the dried flowers and the NOEL bottle. Very nice

Biljana said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Revi said...

ooh - I always love how you mix your materials and combine disparate items into a cohesive "like it was made that way a long time ago" piece. That sewing machine drawer is totally wonderful!
-Revi

~Earth Angel~ said...

Wow! Rosemary, I love everything you do....you are a genius, girl!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love it! Of course!! I need to beef up my stash!!

Lou Cinda ;)

Junky Vagabond said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for the gesso tip - will have to try that one next time!
-Jill

Nook & Cranny said...

Let me just say, stunning...
Michele

Heaven's Walk said...

Second note to self: "Dig out old drawers in the basement." hehehe!

xoxo laurie

Custom Comforts said...

Very, very pretty! You make the most lovely things.
Cindy

katecreativesalvage said...

Hello:

I'm a new follower, your boxes are so cute, love them, please follow my blog, I would love to see more of your work.

kate

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Very cool! I have one of those sewing machine cabinet drawers and I simply love it -- it is now holding my collection of cookie molds :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Vintage Rose said...

Just beautiful! I love those, Where can I buy one on your Etsy!! :)

Lili said...

ooooh I just love that yummy crackly finish from the dry brush gesso technique! ~Lili