Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Featuring YOU #2

Here is another "Featuring You" post.  I can't tell you how flattered, and impressed I am at some of you.  Again, these are NOT MY PROJECTS, but projects by some of my readers who have so graciously linked back to me after trying their hand at my tutorials.  Let's start with Kathleen at Musing From a French Cottage.  She did a great job with gesso, and the old world finish.  Just look at this statue.

I have to say that I was blown away at Jennifer over at Town and Country Living.  Jennifer is a regular customer of mine on Etsy, and at my Kane County show.  Check out her version of my old world finish bottle.

Take a look at what Poppy at "With a Dash of Color" did with peat pots and gesso.

Now, I'm going back a bit,  Deanna at "It's Just Me" gave me a shout out last year, and produced this beautiful coffee table using black gesso.

Thanks for the shout out ladies.  You did a fantastic job.  Remember, if you've given one of my tutes a try, and linked back to me, let me know.  There will be more "Featuring You" posts.  I'm just doing a few features per post.  If you're not sure I'm aware of your shout out, send me an email.


  1. That bottle by Town & Country looks like it came right off one of your shelves, she did great.


  2. HEY, THAT'S ME !!!!! Thanks Rosemary for shouting out my coffee table. Ya know, it looks as good (if not better with age) today as it did a year ago when I did it. You are a wonderful teacher ...
    I've enjoyed becoming friends with you over this past year and look forward to years to come : )
    ~ Deanna

  3. You're such an inspiration to everyone. It's nice to see what others were inspired to do by looking at your tutorials. I love how they all turned out!

  4. Hi Rosemary, thanks for featuring my little pots and for introducing us to gesso...it is such a wonderful medium to work with and I absolutely love the finish,especially on fabric and wood...my husband is scared I might be coating everything around the house with gesso now that I've discoverd it,lol!I love all your inspiring projects...it's amazing how you transform ordinary things into extra ordinary:)Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

  5. Hi Rosemary,

    Thank you so much for featuring my statue! I'm so glad that you shared the gesso technique with us. The bottle, peat pots, and table look awesome!

    Thanks again!


  6. Those look great! As they say "imitation is the highest for of flattery"....you deserve all this imitation for sure!!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  7. Hi Rosemary! Thanks so much for showing off my little bottle. You know you've got me hooked on bottles now! I never used gesso until I met you and your blog. You're so gracious to share your secrets and I truly, truly appreciate it. I still need to get the hang of transferring images. Seems like there are always bits and pieces of the image that don't transfer. Sigh. I'm not giving up though. Thanks again!!

  8. Hi Rosemary love all of the showcased talent along with yours. Really a great bucnh of creative women. have a wonderful week!!


  9. I think you need a name for your fan club!

    How about VillaBarnes Babes!?

    Love the peat pots and gesso with the fleur de lis!

  10. Ok I want to try it also

    they did great jobs using your famous gesso, didn't know they had black
    I am going to try that on my yard sale table I just posted about

    you are a good teacher also. I always love coming over here

    also in St Louis Missouri Monday the 28th is the huge Gyspy Caravan outdoor flea market I just found out about it yesterday, you can google it . I am going !!!!!125 miles from me


  11. Beautiful jobs by all of the people who tried your tutorials! I am amazed!

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  13. Beautiful job by all. Hey Rosemary, just thought you might want to take a look at my recent projects. I used your Splendid Method on material to cover a vintage stool and also on a French Provincial Style End Table. They both turned out perfect and soooo easy to do! I linked the projects back to you! So happy you shared this method with everyone! Thanks ~ Judy

  14. Those ideas really pulled me in and I stayed for awhile. So great!


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