Monday, June 18, 2012

Complimentary Finds

After painting my studio walls, the floor (previously painted black) started to look really tired.  Especially since I have a tendency to splatter paint all over it.  So, I decided to paint it a creamy white, and perhaps start using a drop cloth.  Ya think?  As I started to put some of my recent finds back in the room, I noticed I had a nice complimentary vignette going.




The chair from my "Focused Finds" post was given a very quick makeover.  Remember how it looked before?



I found some milk paint I forgot I had.




Yes, even after lots of purging in the abyss, I'm still discovering stuff.  I gave the fabric a coat of spruce blue.  I didn't do multiple coats, because I wanted to maintain a worn look. After it dried, it was surprisingly soft. I had no intention of touching that fantastic frame with the original painted finish.  I think the blue compliments it well.




My other recent find, the vase, looks like it could have come from the same house.  So does the lamp I found this weekend at the flea market.





Everything works so well together, including the lace runner (a garage sale find).





It's very delicate, in great condition, and has beautiful rose details.










48 comments:

  1. Rosemary, I haven't been able to visit in awhile; but, I see you are still creating and making amazing pieces. The chair looks fabulous!

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  2. Beautiful vignette! Love the blue of the chair.

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  3. Beautiful chair. So cool that you painted the fabric.

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  4. All of those pieces are beautiful Rosemary and they work perfectly together. I would love to have that blue chair in my bedroom! Can you believe I just found that exact same milk paint in my craft closet? I must have bought it more than 10 years ago. The color is called putty. I'm going to paint a couple of urns for my porch. They used to paint barns with milk paint so I guess it will hold up. Always a pleasure visiting you.

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  5. I love what you did with this chair! Painting the fabric was genius! It turned out so well. Love the lamp and the runner, too. Very inspiring!

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  6. I had a little giggle about the drop cloth!

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  7. Beautiful chair Rosemary! I love that you painted the fabric.

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  8. Rosemary,
    Love this painted seat cushion! I would love to try this myself.What a great option to recovering.
    ((((Hugs)))
    Anne

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  9. I enjoyed perusing your blog -- you are very creative and have done some amazing things. I noticed in your profile that you sell at the Kane County Market -- we were there once in the 1990s and have always wanted to go back. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Sally

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  10. I love how the chair turned out!

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  11. Lots of beautiful finds! I love the way all the pieces work so well together! :)

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  12. Your vision blows me away every time! That chair is amazing!

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  13. What did you use to cover the chair? I picked up the gesso from micheals today. Thanks"

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  14. Rosemary, this vignette is so pretty! I am never disappointed with eye candy when I come to visit. I love your work!

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  15. Those pieces were just meant to be together! ~ Maureen

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  16. Rosemary! I love how this chair turned out! The fabric and wood trim go so well together and it looks like it could be the original fabric (but we know it isn't). All of your finds DO go so nicely together! They all show your wonderful creative eye and great taste! Hugs, Leena

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  17. Wonderful vignettes. You have such creative flair.

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  18. Your chair turned out wonderfl, my friend! You are so talented! Enjoyed the post!
    Leticia

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  19. That chair so gorgeous--the color is so so pretty!

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  20. That chair is stunning, Rosemary! I love it! I did think you painted the frame of it ~ the Spruce color really makes it stand out beautifully. All those finds make for such a pretty vignette together.

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  21. I've been following you for a long time now - love love love your creations but this one makes my heart melt!
    Absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  22. I just love your photos! I feel like they should be in a magazine or book! I'd buy both if you were in them. =)

    Jeanine

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  23. The pieces compliment each other beautifully, Rosemary! They would look gorgeous in a French chateau, don't you think? ;)

    Speaking of French design, be sure to stop by and take a peek at my "French-inpired" giveaway. There are only three more days to enter.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  24. Very nice! Did you use fabric paint on the chair cover? I've often wondered how that would work. :)

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  25. You are singing my song with these colors! Exquisite.

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  26. Such a pretty color on the chair. I love that you painted the fabric. It turned out really well.

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  27. I think I have said this before, but I just have to say it again...all your stuff you do is just beautiful! Love the blue on the chair!

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  28. Had no idea you could paint that fabric with milk paint! Very pretty!

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  29. Rosemary, You inspired me to do a distressed silvery frame. I put a link back to this post on my post to give you credit. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and sharing your beautiful creations! Check out the Chalkboard Countess if you have the time.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  30. What a beautiful chair now!!

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  31. the chair looks amazing ! so all you did is paint the fabric? what kind of paint did you use?

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  32. Just gorgeous Rosemary! I love the chair too.

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  33. Everything goes so well together; they DO complement one another. The chair is delightful. I had no idea one could paint fabric with milk paint.

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  34. Beautiful vignette. Everything goes so well together.

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  35. Rosemary you have the Midas Touch! I'm so impressed by your creative eye and talent for what you do! So glad I found your blog today via Debbbiedoo's party. What a find for me!

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  36. Rosemary you did an amazing job on that beautiful chair...love the lamp and table runner too!
    Can't wait to see the room & thank you for all the inspiration!!
    xx
    Debbie

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  37. I have a similar chair and don't even want to mention how awful it looks waiting for just the right inspiration...you've given it to me today ! Thank you.....also is that a whitish blue on the studio walls....would love to know the manufacturer and color ???? xo, Paulette

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  38. Great finds I love the chair it is so cool and the lamp is great too. Heck I love everything.

    Saw you on WUW

    Cynthia

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  39. Following you now via linky I always love your stuff.

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  40. Beautiful vignette, Rosemary! The chair transformation is amazing.

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  41. Hey Rosemary ~ love all your recent treasures. Just beautiful!!! I just posted a little marble table that I finished using your gesso treatment and linked back to you. Absolutely loved the way it turned out! Thanks again for all your tips! ~ Judy

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  42. Its absolutely gorgeous Rosemary. LOVE LOVE LOVE your chair!! Thanks for linking up!

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  43. Rosemary, I was wondering if you remember where you purchased the milk paint you used. I love the way the chair turned out. So PRETTY. Thank you, Judi

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  44. Wow! I have an old sofa that I'd love to try this on. Your chair turned out beautifully!

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