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:

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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!

Kelly said...

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

Mary ~ said...

You are so good. Love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great and I love your Frenchy corner.

Poppy said...

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/

chateau chic said...

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

Terry said...

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.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Kris said...

Rosemary,

A perfect fit. Nice and cozy AANNDD Frenchy too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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!

Sandy said...

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

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is just gorgeous !!!

Gail said...

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

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

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

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

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

lvroftiques said...

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

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love those three pieces together!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

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

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the little stool, another great project! Laura

ImSoVintage said...

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

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Classy, calm, lovely :)

kpaints said...

There you go again...just too cute.

gail said...

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

Honey at 2805 said...

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

Jeanine said...

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

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Looks great, or I should probably say tres jolie!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

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

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

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!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

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

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

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

miss flibbertigibbet said...

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

Paint Me White said...

You are one clever chicky love it. Sandy

leesie said...

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.

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love it--the image is perfect!

Karena said...

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

Deco-Pasja said...

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

eclecticrevisited.com said...

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

Gail said...

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

Andrea said...

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 =)

Curtains in My Tree said...

you got the touch girl it looks devine so frenchie

Maria Elena said...

It is fabulous! I love the color!

Lili said...

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

Sharon said...

Looks great ! A lovely corner !

momto8 said...

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

Renee @ Rustic Crafts said...

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

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

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

Brandi said...

Beautiful Rosemary! You are so creative!

Jann Olson said...

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

c.w.frosting said...

Beautiful makeover!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Barbara Jean said...

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

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Amazing!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

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

Kellie Brown said...

Great transformation. I love the graphics you used!

Wild Oak Designs said...

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

lynn said...

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

Serendipity and Spice said...

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

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

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

Ann said...

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

Toodie said...

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!

Pamela said...

Rosemary it looks amazing!

Patti said...

another lovely piece!

Tisha said...

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.

Samantha said...

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

Cooper City Antique Mall said...

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