Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Drawer Transformation, More Lilacs, and My Trusty HTC

Yes, more lilacs. The weather has been decent here lately, so, I've been working outside more.  Natural light, and lilacs make beautiful photos, and, yes, I took these pics with my trusty HTC Desire smartphone camera.

The lilacs also look good in my boxes, and in this little drawer.

This is what the drawer looked like before.

I transformed it with paint, script, and stain.  In that order.  A white basecoat, followed by script, then, the stain.

I added a little script inside as well.

The script is decoupaged on.

More copies from my 175 year old diary.

Maybe it's the crazy long winter we had here,

or, the fact that I'm trying to slow down and recharge a bit,

but, I've been enjoying the outdoors a lot more lately.  See ya soon.

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  1. You are just so clever! I see old drawers at garage sales and walk right past them. Now I won't! Gorgeous!


  2. I love Lilacs.... I wish I could smell their sweet fragrance thru your pictures ~
    love the creative drawers too, my thoughts were just clouded by the lilacs...
    Have a beautiful week,

  3. Gorgeous photos! Love the look of the pretty lilacs in your decoupaged drawers!!

  4. Oh such gorgeous pictures!!!!

    You know, it's odd, Rosemary, but I actually got goosebumps seeing those pictures. That's weird, but true.

    There's something about them I really really love, apparently, haha.

    I am SO GLAD you are taking a natural outdoor breather. It's important to get away from paint fumes sometimes. You will rejuvenate your creative senses if you can just spend time with wonderful and precious Mother Earth for a bit.

    Good for you, you have earned it.

  5. Well, I guess I felt so strongly about that neato drawer I just bought it. Thank you for your wonderful shop, Rosemary. I always love nearly every single thing you make or make-over.

  6. The drawers turned out beautifully, Rosemary! I love everything about them. Your lilacs are just so stunning and they look good posing with the drawers.

  7. What gorgeous lilacs! I bet they smell so good! My bush is in full bloom too and when the breeze blows in the window, I can detect their delicate scent. Great transformation on that drawer - very pretty! Enjoy spring now that it is finally here (I hope. We're still getting frost warnings at night) Hugs, Leena

  8. Love the drawers, the lilacs and everything.

  9. Your finishes are so wonderful - these drawers are a thing of beauty!
    Now, I think I'll stop and pick up some drawers I saw on my way to work. :)

  10. Rosemary, This no longer looks like a drawer, instead like a gorgeous piece of art. Loving your lilacs! Years ago, my husband and I lived in an old house where the backyard was surrounded in large profusely blooming lilac bushes, the backyard was Eden!

  11. So glad that you are slowing down and enjoying the outdoors and those gorgeous lilacs!!...the drawers are beautiful...I love how you washed the script with the gray...such a classic look!...Beautiful job it!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

  12. These are stunning Rosemary. I love the script and the wash of stain to soften it more. Beautiful. The lilacs are going strong for you and I am glad you are getting to relax in the garden.


  13. Wow your Lilacs are gorgeous! Lovely drawers Rosemary!

  14. I don't think I've ever said this before. I generally focus on your beautiful transformations. But I love your photography Love it. Can't believe you are using a camera phone. I love how you frame each shot. Those top two photos ae stunning. I never thought much about the artistry in your photos as I was enjoying the artistry of each creation. You are mucho talented dear Rosemary.

  15. Rosemary, The drawer is beautiful and I love the Lilacs! Thank you for joining the Open House party.

  16. wonderful
    you know I love what you do.


  17. Everything is so beautiful...

  18. You are so clever and talented and gifted, Rosemary! :) I love the special touch you give your projects just rock! And yes....take time to smell the flowers, girl. You work way too hard!

    xoox laurie

  19. Lovely Lilacs. Your transformation on the little drawers is fabulous. Slowing down to enjoy the moments we have is a very good thing. Happy Creative Hearts...

  20. Hi Rosemary,
    I am right there with you being outside of late. We had the weirdest winter/spring here in Chicago!!! So this beautiful weather lately is a treat to enjoy. My lilacs are finally blooming and I love the boxes you made to display yours. Your talent my dear never ends. I love those boxes so cute. Tomorrow is another great day to be outside for us Chicago land girls!!! Wooooo Hooooo!!!

  21. The subtle nature of the script adds such a nice charm to these drawers. I can almost smell those lilacs. Nice Rosemary.

  22. What gorgeous lilacs. They are one of my favorite flowers and I have yet to be able to grow them. Your drawer makeover is wonderful.

  23. Lilacs are just my favorite spring flower. They look so sweet peeking out of your drawer. Very creative!


  24. I have a white lilac blooming outside. shoot me if I don't cut myself a bunch will you?
    as always its lovely over here,..

  25. The drawer looks amazing! The lilacs look so pretty in it! I adore gray and purple together!

  26. The drawers turned out beautiful! I love the beautiful flowers :)

  27. The drawers turned out beautiful! I love the beautiful flowers :)


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