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:

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

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

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  3. Your work is amazing. I love the chanty!

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

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

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

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

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  8. Beautiful! Love the added embellishments.

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  9. 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.

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

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

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  12. 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

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  13. Rosemary,

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

    Kris

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  14. 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.

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

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

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  17. 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

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

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

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

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  21. 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

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



    Jody

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  32. 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

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

    Kristen

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

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

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  36. 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.

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  37. This is beautiful! I love the detail.

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

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

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

    Jeanine

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  41. 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

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