Friday, March 15, 2013

It's Only Natural

It seems I'm leaning toward natural colors today.



I didn't paint a single thing here.  How do you like my faux book bundle?  These are the wooden books I showed you in my last post.  They just seemed unfinished after I decoupaged them with script.



So, I dyed them.  Now, they have a nice weathered look.



Like I said, I've been going through my stash.  The post caps, and hemp string were packed away.




The rope urn is a recent estate sale find.  I love the wood frame inside.





The footstool you see peeking out, didn't start out as a footstool.  I've had this table top for a while.  I believe at some point in it's life there was a marble insert.




Since I have a lot of these.




I used four matching ones as feet.



I just stuck a pillow inside a burlap sack, and laid it on top.



Hmmmm, I kinda like the raw look.  Would you paint it?  Or, are you feeling the natural vibe?


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23 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think the footstool looks cool as it is, Rosemary. I LOVE those faux books! I didn't realize they were that small when you first showed them. Love 'em! Any chance they are hitting your Etsy? : ) {Yes, I'm interested!}

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a stash of goodies you have! That urn is fabulous and I'm liking the footstool just the way it is.

Simone said...

I love your books, they look so effective and the addition of the little dried flowers is just lovely!

Orlando Designs said...

The wooden books look so great!Your pictures are so beautiful.

Kelly said...

Those book bundles look great! I thought they were the real thing at first. The foot stool idea is really creative too. I would probably paint it if it were me but it would depend on where I was going to use it. If you're going to sell them, you might paint some and leave some natural for people to have a choice.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv the faux books > The addition of the dried roses and the twine just finished it off, didn't it? The stool... hmmm.. I am torn. I like the raw look, but I think it would be adorable white :-/
I know.. no help. Hahahaaa.
Hugs, Gee

Anne said...

I'm feelin it!! Beautiful Rosemary!

Shirley said...

What talent you have and a eye for seeing things further outside the box then anyone I know..well done..

Createology said...

I adore your vignette. I am also glad you described the elements as I had not appreciated each one for their unique allure. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Audra said...

Ooh...I like the rustic natural look of the foot stool. I am drawn more and more to that weathered unfinished look. It seems to speak volumes to my soul. Great job on the wooden books...hard to tell they aren't the real deal.

Faded Charm said...

I think I'm feeling the natural vibe. Love how your books turned out....so pretty!

xoxo
Kathleen

Terry Moore said...

I haven't posted this yet, but I bought a raw oval stool base. I fully intended on painting it because that is what we do right? Well I found an oval tray that fit the top and now it is a chair side table. It like your stool looks great in the raw as it is, so I say, let's not paint EVERYTHING...let's leave at least one piece raw!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I like mixing the natural look with my painted stuff so I think you could go either way. Looks great natural :)

Bev Carter said...

Love your vignette. I books are great and I would leave the stool as it is.
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Victoria said...

I say definitely leave the footstool as is, I love it! Love your book bundles too, what a great idea for wooden books. I have one I don't really care for so I may have *borrow* this idea from you:)

VMG206 said...

Super cute! I'd leave the footstool a'natural.
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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Rosemary, the footstool is adorable! Love the book script, too! Matches my kitchen window treatments! You are so darn creative!!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It's all so pretty in the "natural" state! I don't know if I'd paint the footstool BUT with all of the beautiful finishes you've created, I can't imagine you could go wrong either way!

Cynthia said...

I love thosebooks, so darn cute. The footstool is just adorable. Unbelievable.

Cynthia

linda-neff.com said...

Love that little impromptu stool. I'm all about natural but a nice shabby chic would look good on it as well. I love your blog!

must love junk said...

I love neutrals and rustic, so I'm lovin everything in this post!! The books are great and that footstool is so unique and fabulous as-is!
Susan

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm loving all your natural pieces Rosemary!!

The Refeathered Roost said...

I really love the stool just as it is. So much character and interest in this piece. Great job as always!