Monday, April 30, 2012

The Before

Okay, before I show you a few pics from my show this past weekend, I promised to show you the before of this piece.





Here is the before.



It had issues.  Not the least of which was, it had no top.  I cut a piece of wood for the top, and primed it.  I then added nail head trip.




I went over the trim with a generous layer of wood filler, sanded it smooth, and added an applique to the top drawer.  Next came multiple layers of paint, including a layer of grey.  The top coat is creamy white.  I also had to add the hardware.  A little distressing, and wax, finished it off.






It was one of the first things to go at the show.  It went so fast, that I didn't get a shot of it in my booth.  I'll be back  with some pics from the show.  I did well.  Right now, I'm all tuckered out.



Sharing With:
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47 comments:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful transformation! I'm glad everything went well with your show.

Anne said...

I love the tack detail, awesome!!

Peggy57 said...

Gorgeous Rosemary! It couldn't do anything else but fly right out of your booth. Have a great week.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BEAUTIFUL.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous! This is a beautiful transformation.
xo, Sherry

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, you wouldn't even know it's the same piece of furniture!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Rosemary, that looks amazing! Very nice job!!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

The nail head trim is my favorite part! I 100% believe it sold quickly! :)

It's All Connected said...

I think you have to assume that you have to take the booth pics before the show opens. These pieces are sure to move out fast! I hope that darling table has found a wonderful new home! ~ Maureen

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Rosemary,
Happy that you had a great show this weekend (I did too). Come by on Monday at NTT...you have been featured this week. Please feel free to grab my starfish featured button for your blog...you can find it under my header.

Blessings,
Linda

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--doesn't even look like the same piece! Good job!

Gail said...

Beautiful Rosemary!

Rita said...

Your piece turned out gorgeous, Rosemary.
The nail head trim is my favorite part and the color, well, stunning.
No wonder it went fast!
rita

Rhissanna said...

The painted nail trim is sheer genius! It just looks so convincing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I don't think I've ever said this before in a comment, Rosemary, but that baby was ugly! I can't believe you were able to see past all its "issues". But you did! She looked wonderful! I'm glad to hear you had a good day; I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures and hearing about it.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Gorgeous Rosemary! Hope your show was a huge success! (we have no doubt!!)

Kris said...

Great transformation. Glad you sold it so quickly...it made all the work worth it! I like the nailhead trim!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love the transformation! Great job, as always!

~Shanon

janie said...

Beautiful job! I always LOVE your work. You have a good eye.Would you share a good resource for applique? I hate the big box appliques?

Debbiedoo's said...

Gorgeous piece Rosemary...that is quite the transformation.

The Paupers Castle said...

Beautiful piece as always. Can't wait to see the pics you share tomorrow. Rest up!

The Paupers Castle said...

Beautiful piece as always. Can't wait to see the pics you share tomorrow. Rest up!

A Paris Flea said...

Rosemary you are a miracle worker! You have taken it from the ugly duckling to the swan princess. Great job!!!

Lucy said...

Wow -- an impressive transformation!! So glad you had good luck at your show. I'm sure the new owner of this will look at it lovingly, just as I did.

Anne said...

Rosemary,
I can see why that sold so fast.Beautiful piece!
Anne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh you clever lady...that's how you achieved the rounded trim!!!....Very, very nice!! Love it!

Terry said...

I love that trim and never would have realized it how it started out. Very nice.

Heaven's Walk said...

Well, of COURSE it flew out of your booth, Rosemary! It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad that you had a successful show! Doesn't surprise me, though. lol!

xoxo laurie

DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful transformation, Rosemary! Hurray for a great show!!! I saw the pics from that and I'd have to rent a U-Haul if I was local enough to shop! ;)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It doesn't even look like the same table. Love the idea of adding the nail heads and then painting over them. Beautiful!

Roisin said...

What an amazing transformation! I wouldn't have ever guessed they were the same piece. Beuautiful job, Rosemary.

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like it was a wonderful show, wish I could have shopped there! Laura

Drama Mama Lori said...

This turned out beautifully! I would never have thought of painting nail-head trim, but the effect is really cool! Thanks for sharing! ~Lori

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so beautiful, rosemary! i need to thrift with you- you find the most glamorous pieces!

Rebecca said...

It's BETTAH THAN GRREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

xoRebecca

andrea@townandprairie said...

We just put a new top on a piece, too. Whew! Sometimes they cannot be saved. Paint does wonders, though!

Scribbler said...

You are so talented!

A Cottage Muse said...

Rosemary you did a beautiful makeover on that piece!
Doing a show is exhausting but in a good way ~ enjoy a bit of R&R!

Something Special said...

Oh just love what you did with this piece. the nail head affect makes it look like it was always there. Love love it! I am your newest follower

Laura Bradley said...

Hey Rosemary, I am wondering --you and I have talked online a few times...and I have been trying to get my blog lovingallthingsfrench.blogspot.com I know that the content is not quite there yet...I am kind of waiting till we move and really get into the thick of things with our new home as far as decorating goes. I have to put my pride on the shelf for a moment. Could you tell me...am I doing something WAY wrong...as far as people following me on my blog? I have had the same 3 people and sometimes a 4th goes on and off...I mean come on!! I try not to take this personal because It is not really a finished process...I am learning as I go..and I make changes as I learn things...but am I like blocked or is something wrong with the way I have it set up for people to follow me??? Is it just that bad that no one is interested??!! I have to know...I tend to take things kind of personal...its not that I need 1000's of followers or feel I derserve a huge amount...but it feels odd that only these same 3 people and no more are following. I would SOOO appreciate your honesty and help...I do enjoy doing it just for my own self...but its making me feel kind of bad I must say...and I am wondering if I even want to spend the kind of time I really am spending...even though, like I said, I enjoy it for myself...but I would think its kind of like scrapbooking...If I were to spend tons of time on beautiful scrap books and then NO ONE wants to ever look at my finished book...ever! OK ...Im whining...sorry. Let me know how I could fix this if you could Rosemary!

Rachael Honner said...

Oh my it is so gorgeous... how lucky that it found you for its restoration/ revamp!

Monica B. said...

It's amazing. Would you share it at Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity? Last weeks party is still open.
http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/04/furniture-friday-13-and-features.html
xo...mONICa

Cristina Garay said...

Lovely Transformation!! It is no surprise it sold that fast!

Susie {a.k.a. Mrs V} said...

awesome detail! very well done thank you for sharing your talent with us :) New Follower

jme71 said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Vintage Rose said...

Rosemary, this piece is beautiful. you did a great job with it. I love the nailhead accents.

Ellen said...

Hello Rosemary,

This restyling is sooooo beautiful, I love it, just my style!

Hugs,
Ellen