Here's the before. I'll be working on the box underneath it next.
I don't have photos of the part where I decoupaged a piece of script paper on top, thought it was too dark, white washed over the entire thing, sanded the top, completely took off the script, thought about redoing it, but decided I liked it. So, I just finish it off with a little embellishment.
I added an ornate metal fragment I painted, and distressed. Then, one of my vintage numbered tacks.
I used gesso for the wash. I just brushed it on, and wiped it back.
A softer look.
See ya soon.
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As usual--Nice! :)ReplyDelete
What a transformation! Loving it.ReplyDelete
What could be lovelier than a music box given a shabby look! Love it.ReplyDelete
So beautiful...looks like a million bucks! Hey I saw your post over on the sidebar of "Blog Her"...congratulations!ReplyDelete
As always, a visual treat. Lovely.ReplyDelete
It has a much nicer aged look to it now, Rosemary!ReplyDelete
Now that is thinking outside the box...I can see doing this to a lot of those old boxes at the thrift. Great idea, thanks.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty! Love the embellishment!!ReplyDelete
It is lovely. I find a good many Florentine pieces too.ReplyDelete
So pretty Rosemary. I love the soft color and creative embellishment.ReplyDelete
I like Florentine anything a lot, I always wanted those Florentine nesting tables
you prettied up the box for sure with your oh so famous gesso
See Rosemary this is why I love you so, you have my heart with all you create, I love little and big boxes and I use to work a lot with them in styling them into little pieces of old.ReplyDelete
I could create right along side you day after day, to bad we were not neighbors we could shake up the town with treasure hunting to then have many sleepless nights in deep creative mode :))
When I visit you Rosemary you truly inspire my thoughts and as I am commenting you with one eye on the screan of my commenting the other eye is eyeing up things around me I can create with that's the creative push you throw us into. :))
Thank you for once again inspiring more out of me!
Thank you for your encouraging visits to my place.
A beautiful breathless spring to you filled with lots of rustic finds for you to create with.
Beautiful finish!!! Thanks for the inspiration,and sharing your creativity.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, I love the embellishement too!ReplyDelete
I love the finish Roasemary! You have a beautiful creative mind and your pieces are so inspiring.ReplyDelete
Here's to many more fine things from Villabarnes!
Lovely as usual! I went thrifting last weekend and found these little lovely metal flower candle holders and thought of you... so I'm painting a load of goods today and grabbed them and they are far from yours but I still love them! I'm gonna take a little sand paper and let the tips show through a little more and they will go on the same shelf as the sweet little rose I got from you! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! You're so good at stopping when something is "just right"! I love the touch of green -- very pretty!ReplyDelete
Aged and distressed to perfection! I am still in love with those numbered tacks.ReplyDelete
You do the best embellishments. Love what you do best!ReplyDelete
I've never used gesso but I'm going to try it.
Thx for the inspiration.
The box has so much character, and it looks fabulous with your touches!ReplyDelete
Another great job Rosemary. Happy spring to you. I love all you do and am still loving the bottles I won that I dedicated to my sister. I've kept them on my desk at work since most days I am there for 10-1/2 hours. Thank you again!!ReplyDelete
love it!! as always.ReplyDelete
wish I had time to play...or made better use of my time.
Just love this transformation, Rosemary! You did a fabulous job! Love the metal tack with it. Wouldn't have thought to do that! Thanks always for the inspiration!!ReplyDelete
As always...another beauty.ReplyDelete
Love the softer look and it really brings out the details. So pretty!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend.
Rosemary you know how I so love your art and how creative you are, I am sending you some of what inspires me to you....perhaps in your daily-ness you to will find what inspires wings for you as what inspires your crowns.
Lots to you
Those crowns look so good aged. I think you should not share you secrets. You are so good.ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful!! I love the final result. Gorgeous...ReplyDelete