Thursday, January 26, 2012

Footstool w/French Touch

When I said I was working on a footstool to go with my "Weathered Chair", you probably didn't expect this.







I didn't want a footstool that was a typical match.  I wanted something that would compliment it.  So, I went with an advertising look.



The Paris theme is still there, and so is the grey.  However, the design is different, and so it the shade of grey.  This is how the little stool looked originally.



I added appliques, and alternated layers of white gesso, light grey, and dark grey paint.  If you look really close, you can even see a hint of a fleur de lis.  I did a lot of dry brushing, washing, and rubbing back to get this muted look.



I used my "Splendid Blender" method to transfer the lettering I printed,



and the chandelier image. 





A little distressing, and I had the look I wanted.



I think I'm done with my frenchy corner.  For now.






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68 comments:

  1. What a perfect fit for the Frebchy corner! I love that graphic of the chandelier -- all of the steps really paid off making this another one of your stunning pieces!

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  2. That's a great corner now! I love how you put everything together. Your design on top of the stool was a great idea.

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  3. That looks great and I love your Frenchy corner.

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  4. You can magically transform something drab to absolutely gorgeous! The little parisian stool is just perfect for the French themed chair. Well done,Rosemary!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  5. The gray stool is perfect with your French arrangement. Love how you finished it.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  6. I love how the stool mirrors the chandelier on the larger piece in back. This looks like a corner you would find in a magazine. Just awesome.

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  7. I am so copying you on this one Rosemary! I have a similar stool that I can't wait to do this on:) I love it!!

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  8. What a pretty little stool! It's perfect in your "frenchy corner"! You do such great work!

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  9. I absolutely love this! You have such a talent! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful work!

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  10. Rosemary,

    A perfect fit. Nice and cozy AANNDD Frenchy too!

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  11. Love the whole corner, Rosemary! Great little footstool. I like that it is a darker color and the transfer you did looks great. Love the chandelier image and the applique you added to the side!

    Got my package this afternoon! : ) Thank you so much. I took some pictures and will be playing with them this weekend. I'll do a post on them!

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  12. OUTSTANDING! You come up with the best ideas... love 'em! xoso sandy

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  13. That looks great Rosemary. It's perfect in your little Frenchy corner. Enjoy your evening, Gail

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  14. This is just fabulous! I love your frenchy corner! C'est un coin magnifique!

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  15. Love your French corner:) Everything you do turns out so awesome:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  16. Rosemary another FAA transformation! Talk about night and day! Love your french corner! That gray'd lime wash finish gets me every single darn time! I wish my whole house was filled with that hue! But it would be A LOT expensive...My next house though...I'm going for it! Thank you girlfriend for loving my chandy along with me *winks* Nobody else seems to get "IT" Lol! Another example of my not having a clue what people are going to respond to....Vanna

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  17. that stool is adorable and i love the shade of green/gray!

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  18. Hi Rosemary,
    Love this french cozy corner!
    The washed out look that you achieved with your distressing is amazing!!!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  19. Love the little stool, another great project! Laura

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  20. Rosemary, what a wonderful transformation. I love your whole French corner.
    Laura

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  21. There you go again...just too cute.

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  22. Rosemary--your footstool is sooo pretty!
    you really do amaze me!
    love your work,
    gail

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  23. Perfection, as always! Thank you for sharing your wonderful art at Potpourri Friday!

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  24. OMGOSH! I love it, the stool is beautiful & perfect for the french corner.

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  25. Love it Rosemary as with everything you do with your magic touch..I got my rack from you the other day and girl I just love it..will look great my my bathroom if and when I ever get it done ha ha!! I hope you have the best weekend ever my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  26. This is so sweet. I just purchased a plain wood foot stool for my office and was looking for inspiration. I love anything french! Great job!

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  27. Love the stool....I tried to find the blender pen at Michael's....no luck.
    patti

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  28. Oh my do I ever love your FRENCH corner! The stool is the perfect finish for the vignette you have created. Lovely job as usual!

    ~Shanon

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  29. Great job on that footstool! Good choice on the graphic , it fits perfectly with the French corner! I haven't found the blendy pen either so am using other methods but I haven't given up yet! I know it's out there somewhere!
    Lorraine

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  30. You are one clever chicky love it. Sandy

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  31. Rosemary, your projects always turn out so beautiful! I have been experimenting with gesso but having trouble getting the same effect. Somehow I was expecting better coverage than I am getting. I'd love to see a demonstration of how you work on video!! Have you thought of doing that or have you done any? I just love your work.

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  32. I love it, I love it, I love it! The entire Frenchie corner vignette is so pretty and sweet! You produce such gorgeous pieces - amazing! xoxo, Leena

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  33. Rosemary it turned out so beautifully!! I love the color on your stool as well as the design! I will have to find these markers!!

    PST I have a Giveaway I think you will love!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  34. Piękna metamorfoza :) wspaniały stołek, idealnie wpasował się we wnętrze.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie
    Marta

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  35. what a lovely vignette with the new (old) footstool...it goes so well as it's eclectic like the other pieces..am loving those transfer of images and letters that make up the focal point of the little footstool..
    best,
    maureen

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  36. Hi Rosemary, I just gave you a shout-out on my blog post. Have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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  37. Love the stool! It's so unique! I have a little footstool to re-do as well, but mine will have an upholstered top. I'm looking for a french look for it, too =)

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  38. you got the touch girl it looks devine so frenchie

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  39. It is fabulous! I love the color!

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  40. Oh my goodness Rosemary, it turned out so dreamy and is making my heart beat a little faster just looking at it! xo ~Lili

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  41. Looks great ! A lovely corner !

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  42. wow...pretty incredible before and after...you have talent!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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  43. LOVE this! And your whole corner! You should share this at my Shabby Shares Saturday link party over at Rustic Crafts - http://rustic-crafts.com

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  44. Love it Rosemary!! So charming~ Thanks for linking up! :)

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  45. Beautiful Rosemary! You are so creative!

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  46. I love it Rosemary, you do such a great job of giving everything that time worn look!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  47. Oh yes. Perfect. Sweet. Unique!!!

    Love it all!!


    I have to take a look at that technique you use to transfer.

    and your work so shows all the time you put into it to get perfection!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  48. Looks fantastic, Rosemary!
    Girl, you have HUGE talent!
    :)

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  49. Great transformation. I love the graphics you used!

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  50. I would love to hear how you got grey....what did use? Love it! It is so great...

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  51. sweet corner grouping, rosemary:) i need to try the transfer technique--your stool is darling!

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  52. This is a perfect match! I love the whole look. I'm thinking of redoing my antique sewing cabinet with the Paris look. I'd love it if you stopped by my linky party and link up one of your favorite posts! www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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  53. This is AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it!

    I host a weekly Friday link party and if you are interested, I would love you to join!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  54. You've done it again! A wonderful, unique redo. The finish is tres chic and the perfect finishing touch to your Frenchy corner.

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  55. Every time I see something of yours, I just fall in love again. I'm getting blisters on my chin from drooling so much! LOL Absolutely love it!

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  56. Wow! I love the layered paint technique and the graphic. You have done an amazing job with this grouping! I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell linkup party and giveaway going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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  57. I love how you did your graphic! It looks really good with the chair - not matchy matchy!

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  58. I love the many ways you make graphics work for you. The addition of the graphics make these pieces pop. Love it!

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