Thursday, March 29, 2012

Letters, Marble, etc.

Beautiful day today.  I worked outside, and took a few quick shots to share.




I seemed to be in letter mode today.  After painted the picnic basket, I decided to add a little something extra.





This Paris sign started as a piece of wood I picked up at a garage sale.





I attached an ornate fragment, and gave it multiple layers of white paint/gesso.  Next, I stenciled "Paris", distressed it a little, and gave it a wash of watered down black paint.





The marble top iron table you see did not start out life this way.  I've had the old base for a while.  I liked the rusty finish, so I sealed it.  The vintage marble came from an estate sale.  I was giddy when I saw that it was a perfect fit.





I'll have more to share before the weekend.  See ya soon.





Sharing With:
Debbiedoos: Newbie Party Reunion  Thanks for the memories, Debbie.

45 comments:

Janette - The2Seasons said...

These are fantastic. You did a great job transforming something plain into something great!!!

Doni said...

Yum! I'm so excited to find your blog! Thanks so much for commenting on mine and for visiting. So nice to have you!
Blessings, Doni

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love it all!! I just love seeing the things that you create!!

Anne said...

Rosemary,
Love that Paris sign.And that table is perfect with that marble top.I Love when things work out that way.Just meant to be.
Blessings,
Anne

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful Paris sign and marble table!

Olive Cooper said...

Love the marble table-lovely when things are true fit like that.

It's All Connected said...

I can't believe you painted the identical picnic basket that I painted today! I'm still at the white base coat stage on mine and haven't decided what to put on the top. Wish I had also been putting a fab marble top on a wrought iron table. sigh. ~ Maureen

Rhissanna said...

Gorgeous as always. And yes, I understand your excitement when you found the marble was a perfect fit. Isn't it wonderful when that kind of thing happens?

ImSoVintage said...

Beautiful. Love the Paris sign :)

Debbiedoo's said...

Hey there Rosemary. I love that basket. Great shots. FYI, newbie party reunion going on now, and would love to have ya.

Kris said...

Love the table!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You continue to have amazing posts every time I drop by to visit. Love your photography as well as your creations.

Debbiedoo's said...

Thanks for joining in girl. It has been fun to watch you grow..and grow you have. Keep up the good work!

-Lisa said...

Love everything you do!!! This is no exception!
Keep sharing!

Kelly said...

So thrifty! I'm always inspired when I read the things you've created. Love that little table and how you made that Paris sign.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Rosemary, I saw your link at the reunion party. I probably met you through Debbie. You always have the most wonderful creations. Now I've got to find a picnic basket like yours!

Donna said...

What a great transformation Rosemary! I picked up some unfinished wood plaques months ago at the thrift shop, not knowing what to do with them. Now you have inspired me!!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

honestly, your work is continually beautiful and inspiring!

Karen

Karen said...

Its all beautiful, love that sign!

Green Willow Pond said...

Stunning as usual! I love the Paris sign. I just posted a tray that I painted, which was inspired by you. You might want to take a peek.

http://greenwillowpond.blogspot.com/2012/03/tray-with-old-world-finish-and-craft.html

{{hugs}}
Deborah

Farmer's Wyfe said...

You always make everything look AMAZING!!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Hi Rosemary!
I love the table with the marble. I found a piece of marble too and I have it sitting on my counter top... love marble! I also love your white basket... all baskets look great white!
Have a great day
Susan

Susan said...

Rosemary as always your work is stunning.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

I love the Paris sign. The table looks fantastic with the marble top.

Dee

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your the GAL


It is amazing what all you get done with great ideas

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow! Just fantastic! Love the Paris sign! Thanks to DebbeDoos, I met you, cherish your friendship, and your inspiration!

Deserae said...

Very pretty! Love the Paris sign and little table :o)
~Des

the cape on the corner said...

what a great shaped piece of wood, and you really made it even better fancying it up like that!

myric andreasen said...

Anything French catches my attention! I love this work! Great job :)

xoxo
Myric

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

OK..I am loving that picnic basket painted!!!...You always come up with the greatest ideas!...A picnic in Paris...what more can you ask for!!!..

At The Picket Fence said...

Your pieces are always so amazing Rosemary and I love that marble topped table! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

The 2 Seasons said...

Wow what an eye this looks amazing. Hope you enjoyed being outside!

chateau chic said...

Hi Rosemary,
You have some terrific items you've transformed. Love the paint treatment on your "Paris" sign. And that iron table with the marble top....LOVE it!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks great--you are so creative!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Rosemary, Love that Paris sign, that ended embellishment on the top is Perfection ~ I bet you were more than giddy when that old top fit! I always love what you share ~ have a wonderful weekend
Cheryl

vania angelo said...

amo tudo isso!!! Parabéns!

Janet said...

Great vision! Your Paris sign looks so nice! It's hard to believe it started out as such an ordinary piece of wood!

gail said...

Rosemary, I love your sign! You do the best stuff. ;)

I can't wait till yard sale season is back in full swing!

gail

Cindy said...

Your projects are all gorgeous, I especially like the iron base with the marble top. Gorgeous!!!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your projects are always so beautiful- I love them all! :) I'm a little jealous of that marble top- I've been looking for one for an old table I got from my dad, but I need a round top. Getting one cut for it is way too expensive- apparently round is not something the stone cutters like to do. :|

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Thanks for more inspiration! Love both pieces but that marble table is a real beauty!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful {as usual!}. You're such an inspiration. I'm going to have to borrow you for a sign I keep putting off because I'm afraid I'll mess it up! lol And love love the marble table. We have two slabs of weathered marble outside that we plan to use for our kitchen island (another project I'm working up the nerve to tackle). Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your creativity, Rosemary. I'm going to include a link back in this week's highlights. ;)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Roeshel

Peggy57 said...

Rosemary I saw your latest featured on the DIY Showoff. So well deserved! Beautiful as always. Congrats.

Peggy
PJH Designs

Good Time Charlie said...

You are so talented! I love your sign so much, but I also really love what you did to that picnic basket, and I am going to use that idea too! Beautiful work, thank you so much for sharing.

I am pinning that basket and that sign, thanks!

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