Friday, December 28, 2012

Top Furniture Redesigns of 2012

In my last post, I shared my Top 5 tutorials according to my statistics.  Today, I'm sharing my Top 5 Furniture Redesigns.  Remember, click on the title to review the post.

QUIRKY CHAIR is Number 5.



I used french book pages to disguise flaws,





and add artistic flair to this chair.





Number 4, EASY CHAIR.





I only changed the frame of this piece,





but it made a difference.




At Number 3 is, FOOTSTOOL w/FRENCH TOUCH.





It started out pretty plain.




After some transferring, and paint, it had far more character.





Number 2 is, GREY WASHED STAND.









I loved how this one turned out.











NUMBER 1?

Way out in front, with comments, and views, is, WEATHERED CHAIR.




The before definitely didn't thrill me.





Much better.




Okay, even though it didn't make it into the Top 5, I have to re-visit this labor of love.  The title of the post was THE BEFORE, cause the after was quite dramatic.  Do you remember this one?




The before.



I made a top, added beading, embellishments, paint, and......I had to give it a shout out. I really put my heart into this one.




I'm off to do a little more reviewing.  See ya soon.


Sharing With:
Thrifty Decor Chick: Before and After
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
The DIY Showoff: DIY Project Parade
Funky Junk Interiors: Best of 2012
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
The Shabby Art Boutique: Shabbilicious Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday

36 comments:

Olive said...

I love love the Quirky chair. Brilliant to put the pages in there.

Anne said...

LOVE looking back at your beautiful creations Rosemary especially that chippy chair and those pages so COOL!
xx
Anne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your projects always turn out amazing Rosemary!! I love the chair and the little chest in the last shot!

Createology said...

You have the magic touch when it comes to upcycling orphan furniture. Lovely transformations. Thank you for putting these reviews together. Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2013...

Susan said...

Rosemary, your sense of style has amazed me since I came upon your blog! Everything is always so amazingly beautiful.

Terry Moore said...

Your work is top of the line lovely. Can't wait to see what you do next year! Stop over and see my best of 2012.

Debbiedoo's said...

Girl you did more than I even thought you did just in furniture alone!Lovely work Rosemary!

Maureen Wyatt said...

It's so much fun to see the projects all grouped together. I love them all!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Love them all! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, and Happy New Year!

Jeanette

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Great post, your creative vision is excellent and your projects are always so unique! Good for you! Looking forward to 2013!
No pressure though ;0)
All the Best,
Christine

Debra @ Common Ground said...

that quirky chair is one of my faves too!! you have some of the very best "saves" in blogland!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love them all, but my favorite has to be the creative way you covered up those flaws in the chair with the french book pages.

Dom Rozalii said...

Ach Rosemary....piękne rzeczy, mogę patrzeć bez końca!!Pozdrawiam serdecznie!

Cynthia said...

Rosemary,

I love this recap of your year. These pieces are all so gorgeous I love them all, but that chair that you redid first.

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

When calculating your views did you consider the dates of the posts? Some of them surely should have higher views....all of your pieces are fabulous!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

These top picks are over the top beautiful!!

Holly Browning said...

When I saw your title to this post I thought - how would Rosemary choose which awesome projects to feature? You've done so many beauties. Of course you came up with some really lovely ones - I love the sort of newspaper print on the chair wood- WOW!

Bliss said...

I'd still have to say #5 is my #1.

Bliss

Good Time Charlie said...

You are such a whirlwind of talent! There are a lot of furniture transformations I missed this year! Thank you for recapping. I love that French Stool, sometimes it is the small things that make such a big impact! Thanks as always for sharing. -K

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love it all--but #5 is my favorite. Love that chair!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think they are all fabulous but I agree that no. 1 is the best transformation. I just can't believe you weren't thrilled with that before. :o) Happy New Year Rosemary...Ann

The Porcelain Rose said...

Rosemary,
I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year!
I LOVE that heart shaped chair! I am addicted to vintage chairs. My husband cringes every time I bring home another... that I couldn't "live without"!
Best wishes.... my friend!
See you in 2013!
Elizabeth

Katie Sue said...

Great makeovers. I love your transformations. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the new year.

Karen said...

I love them all,you do beautiful work. Happy New Year!

Art and Sand said...

All of the pieces are great, but the chair where you leave the book pages is just wonderful. What a great idea.

Gail said...

I love all your projects Rosemary! Everything you do is an inspiration for me!! Happy New Year, Gail

suzyq said...

You do such beautiful work Rosemary on everything you do - it's like visiting a candy store for me every time I visit!
Hugs,
Suzan

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Every piece is gorgeous pretty Rosemary, as I always repeat..you are one talented and sweet girl! I love the chairs and the small table and EVERYTHING!! I didn't want to not come and visit you to wish you and your beautiful family a great 2013, filled with happiness, health and prosperity.
FABBY

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I love how you used the french book pages for flaws! Beautiful work! I'd love for you to link this up to my Best of 2012 Linky Party!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hello Rosemary, Everything you have featured here is beautiful. Love the colors and waxes you have used. Looking forward to many more. We are your newest members, would love for you to join us. Happy New Year to You!
Jeannie and Linda,
of The French Hen's Nest

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

You are very talented - love the grey wash stand - just lovely! Happy New Year!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I adore the quirky chair!!! you are a genious R. I have said it before. I mean it.

The Golden Sycamore said...

LOVE that wash stand! It's absolutely beautiful!
Allison

The Refeathered Roost said...

You are so beyond talented it is amazing! Every after shot is stunning! Melinda

sara whalen said...

I love your style! You just found yourself a new follower! I can't wait to see what you do in 2013. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Rosemary, thank you for sharing this great post on Shabbilicious Friday this week. I'm featuring you today.