Friday, February 17, 2012

Old World Stand

I was in a zone with this redesign, and didn't take step by step pics. I do that a lot.









This is where I started.







See the lovely hole?










I covered that up with a fleur de lis, and added a little floral dimension to the drawers. I applied a layer of light grey primer, followed by a brush of glue here and there to create crackling. You can review my tutorial for using glue as a crackle medium HERE. I used a thicker layer of glue on the top.







The grey topcoat is a custom mix of mine, combined with a little gesso for texture. I scraped the surface in spots with a razor blade. My "Old World" wash followed.









I lightly transferred a chandelier image to the top. I wanted it to fade into the finish. My transfer method can be found on my sidebar. The crackling and imperfections are enhanced by the gesso wash.








I stenciled a mirror image of the floral on the upper corners as well. I think the crystal knobs are more at home with this finish.








































On to the next redesign.



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45 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is ADORABLE! i love the color and love that you covered up the hole with the fleur de lis- genius! :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Rosemary and I love the chandelier transfer you added to the top!

Mary said...

Your work is amazing. I love the chanty!

Angie@slipcoveredgrey said...

What a great idea... covering up the hole with a fleur de lis. Love it!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

I love how you covered up the hole. Another lovely project. You are so talented!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you AMAZE me rosemary!! This transformation is unbelievable! LOVE it! ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I loved this piece from the moment I saw the fleur de lis!! Gorgeous!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful! Love the added embellishments.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the glass knobs with this piece, Rosemary. Great idea to cover that hole with the fleur de lis ~ I know that would have been a momentary "oh no" moment for me before getting the piece.

Rani Engineer said...

Can't say anything other than LOVE IT!!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What a sweet table Rosemary! Didn't look so great before you added all of your touches, turned out beautifully!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Ok, when I see you on my dash board I always say: Wonder what this talented girl is up to, gotta see! Your table is fabulous, I'm never dissapointed! Hope you had a nice Valentine's! Hugs,
FABBY

Kris said...

Rosemary,

Great job! I love the added the details to the top of the table and those glass knobs!

Kris

Kelly said...

Amazing! I believe this is one of my favorites that I've seen you do. I like the style of that table and your finish just adds that perfect touch.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How awesome! Love it!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

As always another GREAT Rosemary piece..Love it girl..Your so good your scary..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Meeha Meeha said...

I could never do that! It's perfection!!! Thank you for commenting on my brown paper gift box :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love this table, Rosemary! I love all of the little details you do.
I got my package! The message board is just as I pictured, so thank you so much!

~Shanon

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I saw the fleur de lis, and I had to see what you were up to! Love the chandy on top...love this piece!

Candylei said...

So sweet!!! Such a beautiful, soft color and it is hardly recognizable as the same piece you started with!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, Rosemary, love the faded chandy on top. thanks so much for linking up the inspiration! xoxo

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Just another lovely! Great restyle!!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Rosemary, this turned out beautifully! What a great piece! Love to see how much you can transform an ordinary piece into something so special! Hugs, Leena

Jody and Stan said...

What a work of art. It turned out so beautiful with your unique style to it. Thanks for sharing.



Jody

simran said...

you're amazingly talented.....beautiful work.

andrea said...

Rosemary...you've really hit your stride with your projects! Great makeover! andrea@townandprairie

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Great makeover!
The finish is beautiful, love the trailing flower motif & chandy...
All the Best,
Christine

Lesley said...

Was that a hole for a key?? It looks like someone had serious frustration with the key!!! lol

Sherry said...

Rosemary you're quite creative, I think I would have just patched it. It's amazing how a small fleur de lis can make a big statement.

Debbiedoo's said...

Gorgeous looking piece. I love the little details that make a huge impact.

Deserae said...

What a gorgeous piece...the little details add so much! Have a great weekend :o)
~Des

Biljana said...

I love your redesign, absolutely fabulous and beautiful:-)
Have a great weekend, hugs Biljana

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow this is cool. I love the faint impression of the chandy on the face of the tabletop...great camo on the hole too!

Amanda said...

Beautiful makeover, Rosemary! I just love your work! This little table is sure to be a quick seller for you! Thanks for sharing your methods and ideas! Have a fabulous weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Sophia's said...

This is so beautiful. I love your work...you are beyond creative!

Kristen

Honey at 2805 said...

Rosemary, you are always "in the zone". Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Karen said...

Simply beautiful!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Just beautiful! I love the rich color you achieved! And a great cover-up solution!

Lucy said...

What a great way to cover up a boo-boo. I love fleur de lis designs and you do them so well. The extra faded transfers and the great finish are plusses. It's always fun to peek in on what you're working on.

Michele said...

You are very talented.
I would love for you to visit my blog.

Michele

Craftygyrl said...

This is beautiful! I love the detail.

Kim said...

Girl you continue to amaze me with each and every piece. You are the bomb-diggity of DIY!
xoxo,
Kim

Pat said...

I love how this turned out! You are so amazingly talented!

Okio B Designs said...

Another beauty! Seriously, it's stunning! I love your "old wash" finish.

Jeanine

gail said...

you're a clever girl rosemary! To cover up that hole. :)
love your old world stand!
Hey, have I ever asked you, or have you blogged about where you sell? I had a booth in a local shop, but it has closed. Going to try Craig's list from home. :(
gail