Friday, June 29, 2012

Grey Washed Stand

Here is the after of my stand.




Remember the before?



I started with a grey primer.  After that, came layers and layers of paint, white gesso, and a final wash of grey.  



I embraced the imperfections, and did a little sanding in spots to reveal some of the paint layers, including a honey color.



I almost left the handles alone, but they had such great detail that were enhanced by my paint treatment.










How do you like it?



It has a companion piece.  A bench that I'll share in another post.


76 comments:

  1. Lovely! I love this style that you have. It is just beautiful.

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  2. Hi Rosemary! . . . You are the QUEEN of TRANSFORMATIONS ! Just AWESOME !! Take Care, JOE & GLENN

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  3. This is just absolutely beautiful -
    You're such an inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  4. I have to nightstands that I would love to do this technique on. You did such a great job!

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  5. I love this table. The color is fantastic. I also like the legs and embellishments on the table. A Stunner.

    Cynthia

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  6. It looks amazing! Thank you so much for your kind comment the other day.

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  7. Rosemary,
    Looks beautiful!
    ((((Hugs)))
    Anne

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  8. Beautiful! The layers of color really brings out the details.

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  9. I love it,absolutely beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  10. You certainly did this one proud! It's a beauty!

    Thank you so very much for participating in Potpourri Friday!

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  11. I LOVE it, Rosemary! It turned out beautifully. The details just stand out wonderfully and the handles do look really good painted, too.

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  12. Oh I LOVE it Rosemary! Such a beautiful piece of furniture!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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  13. It's stunning. It's easy to see the great bones it has in the before picture, but you turned it into a real beauty!

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous dear Rosemarry, wow! Nothing to do with the before, I can't even recognize the style, lol! You are a very talented and pretty girl. Happy weekend.

    FABBY

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  15. The after is just perfect - I agree about painting the handles too as the light color really brings out all of their details as well. Your photos are always so well done -- I think I need to take a photography class from you!

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  16. The legs are handsome and I love the grey color Rosemary.

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  17. Wow Rosemary, you did a superb job on this piece. It is really gorgeous!

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  18. This is just gorgeous! I love the layered finish you created and it goes perfectly with this darling piece!

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  19. oh my..soooo lovely! i'm really thinking about adding that grey color you use to bits and pieces around my home....it's soo ooh la la!

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  20. I have to agree with Curious Boys!! I love this table transformation!! Super!

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  21. It is so elegant in that color. I love your transformations!

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  22. Amazing details, my friend! It's spectacular...

    Thanks for linking up to Bloggy Olympics Paint Event!

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  23. Oh my goodness! I would love to have that (if I had a place for it). It is SO perfect in every way. You did a great job! Can't wait to see the bench.

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  24. Hi Rosemary,

    Do I like it? NO....I love it!!!

    Do you sand before you prime?

    Dee

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  25. Hi, Rosemary. You are so talented. Love the looks of this sweet little table.

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  26. Just look at ALL-THOSE-COMMENTS!!! YOU are soooo well loved Rosemary... AND that "ViNtaGe Paris Apartment Decor Side Table is Just Adorable... You are AmaZiNg!*!*!
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

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  27. This is gorgeous, Rosemary! Nicely done!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  28. Rosemary, you always find the most amazing pieces! Then you turn them into treasures! I love your choice of colors on this piece! Great job!

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  29. This is gorgeous...just like all you share with us!

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  30. You are an incredible artist. This is so beautiful.

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  31. Girl....you're not only the Angel Wing Tag Queen...you're the Queen of Patina!! THAT is just gorgeous! Absolute French perfection. ♥ What color did you use for the "layers of paint"?

    xoox laurie

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  32. Truly Rosemary this piece belongs in my home, it's a piece that would inspire the best in any of my rooms. I so wish, and I have said this before that I wish I lived closer to you, I could shop and create with you. Rosemary this is a piece to love :)

    Thank you for visiting my rose art, your comments encourage the best. Your the best girl :)

    See you soon.
    Xox
    Dore

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  33. That piece never looked better. Just beautiful!

    Paula

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  34. Very pretty Rosemary, love it.
    Anne

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  35. The transformation of this pretty piece is stunning! Love it! :)

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  36. you have the touch deary

    I love it and would like to have it in my little hoarder house I live in

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  37. Very beautiful! Anyone would love to have this one.

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  38. Rosemary, this is absolutely beautiful! I think that was a great idea to paint the handles, too. You have remarkable vision with your projects.

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  39. One little word - "beautiful"

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  40. absolutely gorgeous...I LOVE it! :) chris

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  41. Wow! From grubby to gorgeous!

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  42. What a beautiful piece. It would be an asset in anyone's home. Great job and inspiring.

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  43. Well, sweetie girl, this just takes my breath away. I have always been in awe of your awesome talent. Now you've made me want to paint a plain ole black hutch this beautiful gray. I am not a painter, however, and it would NEVER look like this. I wish you lived next door to me and could teach me to paint like you.
    I came over from 2805....
    xoxo bj

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous.......of course.

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  45. Rosemary,
    It's gorgeous and inspiring, I have 2 end tables that look just like that style that I've been storing in my basement for years, and want to redo, that paint treatment would work on them.

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  46. so so pretty...would love to take lessons from you

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  47. Very Frenchy in her new grey! The regal finish makes her petite frame even more captivating.

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  48. This is absolutely stunning! You have the most amazing talent; I just LOVE your work. This is one of the most gorgeous paint jobs I've seen on a piece in a long time. LOVE!!

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  49. This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com Totally beautiful! Love this transformation!

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  50. That's one of those nice little items that you just know the after is gonna look wonderful. And it does!

    ~Bliss~

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  51. This is just stunning! I love the color choices!! Great Job!
    Karin
    The Style Sisters

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  52. I love this! It was pretty before, and now it's even prettier after. What color paint gray did you use? I feel like everytime I paint something grey and then do the gesso technique, my grey begins to look bluish.

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  53. Love this piece...the style and the finish. Gorgeous. I have a Frenchy table and some mismatched chairs I'd like to pull together with the gray/white like you have done here. Have you put any of your techniques in a book?

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  54. what an amazing transformation, but then, that is your specialty isn't' it? and you do it sooo well

    blessings
    barb

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  55. Love it Rosemary! You achieved such depth.
    <3 Christina

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  56. Love those pieces Rosemary...you brought them back to life! Stay cool!...

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  57. Absolutely love, love, love this! Such sweet details! I don't know about you; but I'd have a hard time ever parting with this piece! :)

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  58. Gorgeous Rosemary...just gorgeous!

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  59. OMG! this is so beautiful!! i love it! any "how-to" tips? am now a follower for sure!

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  60. I like it! So pretty. Of course, pretty is your specialty!

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  61. I am always so impressed with your furniture finishes. This is the finish I am looking to do for 2 pieces I have sitting in the garage for my bedroom. Could you share more about how you do the process? Instead of gray I want to use cream and white over a pink base. I already have my ASCP colors but can't get the nerve to begin. Thanks~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  62. Te felicito!!!! Sos increible!! Gracias!!

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  63. Oh my gosh, Rosemary, this is the exact look I'm wanting for the sewing cabinet I inherited from my grandmother. Can you provide more details: what color grey paint you used; how many layers are involved in "layers and layers of paint;" and the final wash of grey (is that a wash created from the initial grey paint?). Inquiring minds want to know... Thanks. I absolutely love looking at your posts. Please respond to me at dkremenliff@csuchico.edu I'm providing this because I don't understand the instructions on how to change my profile to show my email address. I feel really stupid because I don't even know where to find my Dashboard.

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  64. Rosemary,
    I love how you painted this table and would love to try it. Will you give more detailed instructions on how you did it? Thank You, Jeanine

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  65. I just love the look of this. Did you seal it in the end or just leave it with the paint and gesso layers?

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