Friday, September 7, 2012

Champagne Anyone?

What is it with me and alcohol related redesigns lately?  I don't even drink.



First my wine boxes, and now my champagne tote.



I almost forgot to take a before of this tote, I was so anxious to get at it.



The tote got a base coat of black, and a wash of watered down white gesso, with lots of drips.  I designed the champagne label with an old cherub image and the word "Champagne" in a script font.



I decoupaged the label to the tote, and let it dry.  I then went over it with watered down black paint, and distressed it.  A little sealer, and I'm done.



19 comments:

  1. Rosemary,
    Hmmm you don't drink and your themes involve drinking.You must be watching the debates LOL!
    Beautiful tote!Your transformations are always beautiful!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. I love the black and the washed over appearance. Very nice, as always!!

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  3. How very clever Rosemary, I love your pretty labels. I don't think beer would have the same feel...I'd stick to wine and champagne too.

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  4. I have been asking myself the same question - What is it with me and wine lately? I do drink. :) Love your projects. I shop at Costco here in VA - they have awesome wooden wine crates holding wine for sale. Your posts make me want to ask them what the heck they do with them.

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  5. love this...I'm still in awe of your wine crafts, too.

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  6. I love wooden totes, and this one is a beauty! I'm relieved to know that you won't be "doing" beer!:)

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  7. The tote transformation is so wonderful. As always gorgeous work.

    Paula

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  8. Even if you don't drink, I love wine and champagne crates. They always have such lovely designs. Beatiful image too, Rosemary.

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  9. What? No kegerator? LOL! I love this piece, especially the drunken cherubs LOL! Really nice finish with the black and gesso! Your pieces are always so fun and creative! Hugs, Leena

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  10. Another great transformation Rosemary! I don't drink either but I sure do love all the accessories that come with it...demijohns, wine crates, etc. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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  11. Love it Rosemary!

    Wow and wow is all I can say after I look at each piece that you create. Oh how I wish I lived near you!

    hugs
    Kate

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  12. Love it! So vintage and rustic looking. Great job! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet note about the corn on the cob tip. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  13. Rosemary...beautiful Champagne tote..I love how you distressed it to look like a truly worn label...So very pretty!!!...Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Maybe you have a thirst that just isn't quenched?

    ~Bliss~

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  15. Hmmmmm....I don't think anything beer related would quite as fabulous, Rosemary! lol!

    xoox laurie

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  16. I think it looks fabulous.. I also dont drink but have been thinking about making over an old cabinet into a bar unit. :)

    I'm writing youan email cause I have a question.. I hope it doesnt go to your spam folder...thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

    Sonny

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  17. Somehow "beer" wouldn't get you the same effect... LOL! But who am I to say?! Job well done on the tote! Will that be heading to Kane County next month?

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  18. That tote is fabulous Rosemary. I really have a thing for vintage totes. I haven't found any in my neck of the woods. The finish and label are so beautiful together.

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