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:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

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!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful vignette! Love the blue of the chair.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful chair. So cool that you painted the fabric.

Karen said...

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.

Erin~Just*Grand said...

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!

Stylish Kylie said...

I had a little giggle about the drop cloth!

Gail said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Rosemary that chair is beautiful!!

Anne said...

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

Salmagundi said...

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

Maureen said...

I love how the chair turned out!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

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

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

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

Help! Mama Remote... said...

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

Susan said...

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

It's All Connected said...

Those pieces were just meant to be together! ~ Maureen

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful vignettes. You have such creative flair.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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.

suzyq said...

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

Okio B Designs said...

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

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

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

Kris said...

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

Scribbler said...

You are singing my song with these colors! Exquisite.

Brandi said...

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

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Ok got it! Milk paint.

Tammy Henderson said...

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!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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

Donna Wilkes said...

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

Cindy said...

What a beautiful chair now!!

michele said...

I love everything you do!

Stacey Steimle said...

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

Debbiedoo's said...

Just gorgeous Rosemary! I love the chair too.

Roisin said...

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.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful vignette. Everything goes so well together.

Shannon said...

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!

blossoms vintage chic said...

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

Paulette Kinney/Paper Nosh said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

Cynthia said...

Following you now via linky I always love your stuff.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful vignette, Rosemary! The chair transformation is amazing.

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

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

8)(8 said...

Beautiful!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

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

Judi said...

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

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

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