Sunday, September 22, 2013

Salvaged Door Transformation

Look at what I did with a salvaged cabinet door.



I used the paint and gesso  recipes from the Farragoz course.

The design is my own.




The image is from my ephemera collection.  I've used it many times.  It's the image used in my "Splendid Transfer" tutorial.




I thought it was perfect for this redesign.




I have two panels like this.  I haven't finished the other one yet.  I don't have a photo of what they looked like before I started painting them, but here they are with the base coat of grey.




After I had it base coated, I applied layers of homemade gesso.  Then I had fun distressing the finish. The various shades of white and grey make a great background for my image.

I'll be doing similar pieces, because, I'm really happy with the way this one turned out.







Sharing With:
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Shabby Art Boutique: Shabbilicious Friday
Common Ground: Be Inspired
Petite Michelle Louise: Grey Dey Thursdey

44 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this turned out so darn cool, love the way it looks so vintage and worn looking, I love it...

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  2. Thank you, Rosemary. I started my Farragoz course today and I am in love with those finishes! I recognized this one immediately. I just hope I can be as successful as you are.

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  3. Beautiful transformation of a common dull door into a treasured piece of bliss. Happy Creative Hearts...

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  4. I love it, Rosemary! I love the paint technique you did, too. I have a door off a nightstand I bought the other day that I am going to do something with. It is not as nicely detailed as yours with the molding, but I'll try to dress it up a bit with those wood embellishments.

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  5. I love it Rosemary. Very pretty.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  6. That is absolutely GORGEOUS !!!

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  7. You are a true artist...I love seeing all your lovely creations!

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  8. Bravo, well done, looks amazing.

    You never fail to impress.

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Oh, wonderfully rustic lux and neoclassically aged!!!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  10. Oh my, this is simply gorgeous. Love it

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  11. Oh, that is absolutely gorgeous Rosemary! Can you imagine having an entire kitchen with those cabinet doors!!! That would be amazing:)

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  12. Your work is so beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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  13. I love this. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

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  14. This is beautiful. Love all your work!!
    Do you have a recipe for your homemade gesso??

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  15. Gorgeous Rosemary...I just marvel at your artistry.

    XO Barbara

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  16. It's beautiful Rosemary and now I need to enter your giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  17. It's perfectly shabby, lovely, cool! You always do just the right amount of shabby. You've got the touch!

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  18. Really stunning Rosemary! I've never heard of gesso and now I am intrigued!

    Jeanine

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  19. ...awesome work Rosemary, love what you have achieved, very inspiring...Mel:)x

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  20. I really love that! That would look so pretty hung on a wall or propped up. I feel like gesso is your trademark look.

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  21. Guauuu qué bonitooo¡¡ me encanta

    Un beso

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  22. you are always such an inspiration to me. whenever i come across a find that needs of "transformation"... i think.."what would Villabarnse do??"

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  23. That panel is fabulous. Your urn happens to be one of my favorite images that you use and it's perfect for this project.

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  24. Lovely - Ever so lovely! Had to go and read the tutorial you posted as well. Did not know about the blender pen - good info! Your panel is beautiful - such an elegant transfer image too. Well Done! Catherine

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  25. Love this look Rosemary. I have a jar of gesso I got at the craft store. If I were to try this on a few statues I have would you recommend that I water the gesso down or do you use it straight from the jar? When you say layers of gesso it looks to me like it may be of a thinner consistency. Your thoughts would be appreciated. I got the little statues, busts really, at auction and have been wanting to try your gesso technique on them.

    Thanks,
    Ahrisha

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  26. Absolutely Beautiful!!!! Pinning!!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  27. It turned out beautiful. I can see a sconce attached with crystals. It would look perfect leaning against a wall on a mantel. You do have such a great talent. Alaina

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  28. Fabulous project, I love the image you chose!
    Karee

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  29. So pretty. I love this very much.
    Thank you.

    Ellya

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  30. Gorgeous, Rosemary. I really enjoyed your tutorial as well.

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  31. Hi Rosemary, you've made a fantastic transformation! You really are an artist. A hug Paola
    http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it

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  32. The perfect graphic for an absolutely gorgeous project Rosemary - well done.
    I'm featuring it at my Shabbilicious Friday party today.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  33. Rosemary, how pretty! I can see this hanging on my wall. I'm always amazed by such creativity. Love it.
    Jeannie

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  34. How do you seal the pieces after you put on the transfer image?

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    1. You can use whatever sealer you want. It can be wax, polyurethane, varnish, spray acrylic, etc. Just make sure the piece is dry before you seal it.

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