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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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?

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  8. Beautiful. Love the Paris sign :)

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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!!

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  16. honestly, your work is continually beautiful and inspiring!

    Karen

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  17. Its all beautiful, love that sign!

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  18. 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

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  19. You always make everything look AMAZING!!

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  20. 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

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  21. Rosemary as always your work is stunning.

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  22. Hi Rosemary,

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

    Dee

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  23. Your the GAL


    It is amazing what all you get done with great ideas

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

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

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

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

    xoxo
    Myric

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  28. 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!!!..

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  29. 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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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

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

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

    gail

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

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  36. 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. :|

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

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  38. 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

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

    Peggy
    PJH Designs

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  40. 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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  41. professionally designed, let the designer know ahead of time that you'd like to use a photo, and give them a soft copy of the photo so they can incorporate it.
    Gangstok

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