Monday, March 3, 2014

In The Pink

Oh, how I wish I'd taken a before of this frame.  I have so much going on right now, I just wanted to get it done.



I added about five layers of paint, distressing, and chipping along the way.




This particular shade of pink is my own custom mix.









You can see the gold, and, shades of grey underneath.




I finished it with wax.




27 comments:

  1. Holy Cow! I LOVE the color and all of the chipping an distressing. No matter what the 'before' . . . the 'after' is astonishing! Keep creating -- no gardening for us for a long time I fear LOL

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  2. That is so gorgeous! Something new for you I think tho because I've never seen you do much pink but I love it!!!

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  3. Well....I know that YOU know what I think, Rosemary. lol I ADORE it!!!! Love the pink. Love all the chips. Love the colors beneath. It's absolute perfection, girl!

    xoxo laurie

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  4. Rosemary, this is exquisite! I can't believe your eye for color given that you mixed this shade yourself! I am usually not a huge fan of pink, but if I could find pinks like yours, I could become a huge fan. You always hit it out of the park!

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  5. Gorgeous! I want to incorporate more pink in my decorating. I have an old ornate mirror I'm going to try this on. Thanks for the inspiration! Trisha

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  6. That is the prettiest color! I love how old and chippy it looks.

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  7. That is so pretty, Rosemary! You are so good at the "chippy" paint. I painted a frame last week, but I don't know how to get the "chippy" paint--mine just looks sanded down. How do you do that? Love your stuff!

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  8. All i can think of is how lovely this is. I hear Maurice Chevalier in my head singing something about heaven. I always thought of you as white and silver, but pink may just be your color.

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  9. This is really lovely...and I am not even a real fan of pink! Can you describe what the finish started out like?

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful...you did a "magical" job...it looks so "enchanting"...love the color and wonderful textures...

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  11. My goodness, that is gorgeous!!! And just my color of pink! Wow, love it!!

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  12. It turned out great--I can imagine the before :)

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  13. I think it is nice, in the Pink.
    Wonderfull!!
    Barry (In Englisch a boysname, I am a girl)

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  14. It's gorgeous, Rosemary! I am so excited to see you use pink, I think you should do it more often! Love all of the layers and textures, it's beautiful!

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  15. I am fairly new to your blog & have fallen in love with all that you do. This frame is perfect & would love to have it in my home.

    Would you consider more step-by-step instructions and pics for those of us who would like to create our own?

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  16. Gorgeous! I'd use it for a chalkboard or get some smaller frames in the same color and hang them all one inside the other.

    Jeanine

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  17. Rosemary, this piece came out perfect. Love all the chipping. Great mix of color.

    Cynthia

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  18. It's gorgeous and my favorite shade of pink.

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  19. I think it's fabulous Rosemary!! As is all your work. Scrolled down and saw your cherubs...wow! xo

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  20. I think it's gorgeous
    and would proudly hang it in my house

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  21. Great job Rosemary! I too love your shade of pink! I was wondering if you ever strayed very far from the whites, golds and grey. ;) Love it!

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  22. This is an incredible finish. I love the pink you mixed. It really does look old.

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