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.


75 comments:

Danielle said...

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

CURIOUS BOYS said...

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

suzyq said...

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

Inspired by you said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

Cynthia

Melissa said...

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

Anne said...

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

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Rosemary!!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

This is beautiful Rosemary!

Pamela said...

Beautiful Rosemary!!

Biljana said...

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

Honey at 2805 said...

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

Thank you so very much for participating in Potpourri Friday!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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

Gail said...

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

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

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!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

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

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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!

Olive Cooper said...

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

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--great details!

Anne said...

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

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

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

Petite Michelle Louise said...

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!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

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

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

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

The Bold Abode said...

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

Thanks for linking up to Bloggy Olympics Paint Event!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

One word...STUNNING!

Kelly said...

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.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

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

Do you sand before you prime?

Dee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Bee-u-ti-ful!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

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

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

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

Amanda said...

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

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

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!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

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

Laurel Stephens said...

You are an incredible artist. This is so beautiful.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love this! what a perfect finish!

Heaven's Walk said...

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

Karen said...

Oh it is beautiful!

Burlap Luxe said...

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

Ivy and Elephants said...

That piece never looked better. Just beautiful!

Paula

De tout, de rien said...

Absolutely lovely!!

Anne said...

Very pretty Rosemary, love it.
Anne

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

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

Curtains in My Tree said...

you have the touch deary

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

Scribbler said...

Very beautiful! Anyone would love to have this one.

Cynthia said...

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

Irene said...

One little word - "beautiful"

Tutti Chic said...

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

Roisin said...

Wow! From grubby to gorgeous!

Claudia Tyler said...

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

bj said...

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

Candy said...

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

Jeanine said...

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.

From Inspiration To Realization said...

I love it! Absolutely gorgeous!

Terri Anderson said...

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

andrea@townandprairie said...

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

shellyandrade said...

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!!

daisypetals said...

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

Bliss said...

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

~Bliss~

Style Sisters said...

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

Melissa Anderson said...

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.

Tricia said...

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?

Barbara Jean said...

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

blessings
barb

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

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

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

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

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love it!

Addicted2HomeDecor said...

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! :)

Green Willow Pond said...

Gorgeous Rosemary...just gorgeous!

LoisAnn said...

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

karen@somewhatquirky said...

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

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

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~ ~

Verde Menta said...

Te felicito!!!! Sos increible!! Gracias!!

Diana Kremenliff said...

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.

Jeanine said...

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