Monday, January 23, 2012

Panel Play

I wanted to show you how you can use variations on the same idea to create a  different feel.





Back in October, I did a post  entitled  "Redesigning With Parts II", in which I made a decorative rack using a salvaged panel, and old window sash locks.  I gave it a heavily distressed finish.





The sash locks served as hooks, and the feel was somewhat rustic.





This past weekend, I gave one of the other  panels my "Old World" finish with a blue/grey undertone, and white gesso wash.  I used crystal knobs as the hooks.  Instead of a hanger on the back, I added a chain with eye hooks.  I didn't do a lot of distressing.  I just lightly sanded the swag details to reveal some of the white underneath.  This one has a softer, romantic feel.








You can see the panels in the lower left hand corner of this photo.  Originally, I gave them a solid white finish.  They were just going to be decorative wall hangings, but I decided to make them functional.



Two panels, same idea, different looks.









So, which look do you prefer?   Rustic?  Romantic?  Solid White?   I will probably do something completely different with the other panel.

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40 comments:

  1. I love all the different looks, but my favorite would have to be the old world romantic finish. Lovely.

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  2. I kind of like them all, but the old world romantic one speaks to me the most!

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  3. I love it with the glass knobs, Rosemary! I could just see hanging a lovely satin robe on one of those.

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  4. There's no way I could decide. I would be standing there for hours trying to decide. LOL They are both awesome!!!

    ;-D robelyn

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  5. I want one! I love architectural swags!

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  6. I can't decide..I love both of the finishes that you did.....they are beautiful!

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  7. Rosemary they are all so pretty, but my favorite is the rustic with the hooks!

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  8. Both are amazing....I would take either but IF I had to pick it would be the romantic looking one.

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  9. The rustic or romantic finish are my favorites...but they are all beautiful!

    Stunning job Rosemary :)

    Lou Cinda

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  10. love them both! the swags are so awesome, rosemary...and so are all the other goodies in your pic:)

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  11. Those are both wonderful....nice to see the contrast in them!
    Lorraine

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  12. I'm a follower n I'd love to win your beautiful vignette. Thanks!

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  13. I could never choose just one of your gorgeous treasures, Rosemary. I want them all! lol! In fact....could I go shopping in your garage....? hehehe!

    xoxo laurie

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  14. Oh wow! I can't pick, it's really impossible. Love them both... actually love everything in your picture, mirrors, frames... everything!

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  15. I love the old world...so pretty!!

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  16. I think they are both fantastic, but I guess I would fall in the Rustic category if I HAD to choose! Beautiful job! Deb

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  17. I like them both Rosemary, but if I had to choose I would say the rustic.

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  18. Gosh! It's hard to pick a favorite. I like the plain white, but also the more distressed look too. I think they're all fabulous. Is all that stuff outside yours too? I love some of the other pieces that are shown too.

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  19. Rosemary,

    My favorite is the old world romantic AND solid white. Both are lovely.

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  20. Nope.....Can't pick a favorite...I love em both! Can't wait to see what you do with the third. FAA girlfriend! Vanna

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  21. I like the Rustic all the way! The dark hangers really pop. Love your stuff, Dee

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  22. I would have to buy them both....so freaking cute!!! I like the flower vases hanging from the bronze knobs too.

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  23. I love that you painted the wall hangings with two different looks. I think I like the rustic look the best. They both look aged.


    Love, Jody

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  24. I LOVE how you added the hooks & knobs....they are beautiful!!
    I also wanted to let you know I'm hosting my first giveaway...I'd love you to stop by & enter to win a My Memories digital scrapbooking software. Thanks!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  25. It amazes me how your mind can see different fabulous options for these transformations. I think my favourite is the rustic version. Makes me want to gather lavender on the hillside. Excited to see what the third one becomes.

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  26. Love both but I would go with rustic and put the chain detail on it. I ' m a heavy metal kind of girl. Fabulous job!

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  27. Hi Rosemary,
    Great work! Very inspiring!
    Ingridx

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  28. Hi Rosemary,
    Beautiful as always!
    I do like the white one, but that is just because where I'm at right now...
    Gorgeous collection of goods...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  29. I love everything you do but my favorite on this project is the romantic
    Dido

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  30. love it the way you play with old items to make a new creative look

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  31. Hi Rosemary!
    I had found your blog some time ago and sooo loved it!
    The problem was - I forgot to bookmark it and couldn't find you again.
    So I find it such a luck that you ever stopped at my blog and made it possible for me to 're-discover' you!
    I think you're most talented and you leaving a comment for me is humbling :)
    Love the panels and I'm sure there is much more for me to see after missing your posts for a while.

    So, I'm busy! Cheers!

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  32. oh, love the bottles one!! but all are fabulous ideas...
    best,
    maureen

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  33. To be honest, I love all those styles. I would have had to buy them all!!

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  34. Both looks are fabulous, love that trim and the distressed finish. xo ~Lili

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  35. Love all three panels. I am a hopeless romantic, so romantic is my pick! :)

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