Sometimes my redesigns are heavily influenced by my mood. Can you tell what mood I was in when I was working on her?
When I picked up this piece, she needed a lot of help.
After heavy duty cleaning, sanding, and priming, my first thought was to give her a simple crackled finish, with, of course, some added detail. I applied roses and a chandelier design.
Yes, Yes, I know. I could have stopped here and she would have been really cute. Somehow though, I just wasn't content. However, I wasn't quite sure where I wanted her to end up.
So, being the quirky artistic type that I am, I decided to take a break until inspiration struck.
Now, I'm a big superhero fan, and so are my husband and two teen sons. When other little girls were having tea parties, I was jumping off porches with a sheet tied around my neck. So, yesterday we headed out to see THOR on opening day.
Well, the movie was a blast! Visually stunning and loads of fun! When I got home, I was supercharged and feeling rather dramatic. So, I took another look at my subject and decided to take her over the top with a time worn finish.
I layered on more paint, stain and brews, wiping and reapplying as I went along. I then sanded through the layers and now she is....
loaded with personality, patina....
and, like myself, a bit of a DRAMA QUEEN
Check back soon to see where my mood takes me next.
I love it Rosemary, your work is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I think I recognize those roses ... I'll take a couple a' dozen !!!ReplyDelete
Looks fantastic- I adore this piece and the finish! Sharing on Facebook~Thanks for sharing at FNF :)ReplyDelete
Genius and GORGEOUS!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE the chandelier design. Did you stencil it or freehand it?ReplyDelete
That is so gorgeous, I love the chandy on the top! What a great and unique touch that was:)ReplyDelete
Very pretty. I love the image showing through.ReplyDelete
wowsers!!! incredible work, girl! This is just gorgeous, love all the layers and distressing! So glad you linked up with VIF!! xo DebraReplyDelete
Well done! I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog! HugsReplyDelete
Beautiful! She got the help she needed! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime.ReplyDelete
-caroline @ c.w.frosting
What a great piece!ReplyDelete
Hi Rosemary, the table looks outstanding! I'm a new follower and hope you come visit my blog and follow, too. Thanks for the great re-do of that table.ReplyDelete
Helen of Helen's Decor
What a beautiful looking piece. Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party. Have fun.ReplyDelete
Great job, I really like the rose detail. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gayle from Vintage farmhouse
I loved reading your profile. . . it fit me nearly to a tee! Love this table and thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower!ReplyDelete
This is really beautiful! What a great job and I love the finish!ReplyDelete
Freakin' amazing!!! Love it and love your blog. I'm here from Debbie's party and I'm your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit sometime!ReplyDelete
Really beautiful! I love the roses ~ You are very talented. I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad I did. I'm a new follower and look forward to more of your creations.ReplyDelete
Stop by and say hi when you can!
Great bones on this little table. What a difference the roses and paint made. You did a great job on the patina, too. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
You did an awesome job, she is beautiful@ReplyDelete
Oh I love it! The detail is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful piece, love the finish, well done!!ReplyDelete
Love how this turned out. I'm glad I found you on the blog hop.ReplyDelete
That piece came out really beautiful. I'm super impressed. I found you over at Debbie's party. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
This is really pretty!ReplyDelete
Love it! I have found that each piece will eventually "tell" you what it wants! I think you heard this one loud and clear!ReplyDelete
It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at 'My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia'. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)ReplyDelete
A drama queen that anyone would want around!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this piece, turned out beautifully, great job!ReplyDelete
I love the extra patina. It evokes time, romance, love and caring to me. Fantastic job! love the carved roses...ReplyDelete
i love that table!!! it turned out so wonderful with all its layers... wow!ReplyDelete
I'm lovin' the drama:)...very pretty!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I really need to get out and start hunting- maybe it's spring cleaning, but I've seen so many cool makeovers the past couple weeks. Lovely work! :)ReplyDelete
Drama galore! I LUV her! You did an amazing job distressing that beauty! :)ReplyDelete
Really beautiful! Wonderful job!ReplyDelete
That is stunning! I sure wish I could create like that! I am now following you!ReplyDelete
WOW! She is gorgeous!!! Great job!ReplyDelete
I, too, went to see THOR - part of my Mother's Day gift from my daughter, her treat! What a great movie!!! :)
Happy White Wednesday!
How pretty, you really made that old table look like a lovely old table, nice job!ReplyDelete
Well, I don't know about "quirky," but you are definitely classy in your artistic endeavors! This is another gorgeous piece, Rosemary.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to the party again this week. ;)
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
Rosemary - The finish on your table is simply gorgeous. Fantastic job! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful~ Stephanie LynnReplyDelete
I would love for you to come link up your post at my "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! And... please link up some of your other favorites from blogs you love! Then, those bloggers will also get lots of unexpected, encouraging comments!
Just lovely! It really transformed into something that looks as if it has a lot of history.ReplyDelete
lots of drama! :) super job,ReplyDelete
"catching" you this week,
"Can you tell what mood I was in when I was working on her?"ReplyDelete
Yeah, lots of drama mood, eh. Though, i love the refashioning of the table that you have done.
Cathy@Coping With Migraine In The Workplace