Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This small stand is my latest rescue.

I found him sitting, very sad, in an antique shop. He was such a cute size and shape. I knew he had the potential to be a nice little statement piece.

I painted him a soft blue/grey.....

and added......Say it with me.....EMBELLISHMENTS

I wanted the added detail to jump out a little, so I highlighted them in a soft white. I then did a little distressing and changed out the hardware.

See the cute vintage wallpaper I added to the inside.

I went over him with my usual stains and brews, which brought out the detail more.

Now my little guy is standing proud.

OK, on to the next. See ya soon!


  1. This a beauty Rosemary. I love your work!

  2. Love the detail on this piece. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party..please add my link or button. Thanks.

  3. tall and proud and embellished, might I add ...
    he ... she ... is drop dead gorgeous

    lmk about that piece we spoke of yesterday!

  4. Again a masterpiece! love your furniture, do you keep it or sell it?
    Have a lovely day!
    XXXX Ido

  5. I want EVERYTHING!!! I don't get out to see you enough...

  6. love that one, too! the color is stunning! it almost appears to so be radiant because it is just so beautiful!

  7. What a fabulous transformation! He must be so happy now, ha!


  8. Looks awesome, Rosemary! Thanks for your nice comments on our posts. See you at Kane. xo

  9. I love your vision. It's amazing! I'm wondering where you get your embellishments? I'll have to browse around your blog a while and see.

  10. I love the added detail you put on there!!! So inventive!!! Im going to have to remember that trick for my next "adventure!"

  11. I love how you distinguish between the guys and gals in your pieces. I do the same. If it's blocky, boring, and a bit nondescript, it's a guy. ;)

    Thanks for linking your lovelies to the party, Rosemary.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  12. Fabulous ~ You certainly have The Eye! Love the Sweet Embellishment, it really adds to the Charm of this Transformed Treasure....

  13. Hi Rosemary! Your furniture adventures are amazing!! LOVE everything that you do! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us, and linking up to VIF, xo Debra

  14. You killed it with this one! Beautiful!! I love the detail and softness of the piece!

  15. Wow! I don't even recognize him. I love those EMBELLISHMENTS!! Your paint job is amazing, very nice indeed.

  16. Hi Rosemary...

    Ohhh my...this little cabinet is sooo pretty! I love, love, LOVE the finish and adding the embellishments was perfect! I would love to have a piece like this at my place! You did a great job, my friend! I'm curious...was wondering where you find that type of embellishments? I have never seen them before. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece with us...such a treat!

    Warmest wishes,

  17. A+-DORABLE!! Rosemary I love your treatment of this little table! I actually passed on a Louis XVI style bed table with a rough finish because I felt I was too lazy to paint it *winks* But tomorrow I'm running back to the thrift to pick it up! Can I ask what you use to make your embellishments? I have a piece of plaster detail missing on a vanity in my guestroom and I'd love to be able to replace it. You're a HUGE inspiration my friend! Vanna

  18. Wow, wish I had your vision! I actually have a similar table (was my mom's bedside table, probably 50-60 years old). You've inspired me to go for it, despite my lack of experience at this sort of thing! Wish me luck!


  19. Gorgeous- I love the embellishments you added. You're very talented!

  20. I love little accent pieces like this that can go just about anywhere! Your re-do turned out beautifully, especially with those sweet embellishments! Found you thru Creating a House of Grace and so happy to find your pretty blog! I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  21. I just love this~ what a charming color combination and pretty finish~Such a sweet little piece! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  22. I'm so glad you stopped in at my blog! You are so very talented and I'm loving your blog!!!
    Take care

  23. Rosemary, First of all, I love this guy above...so pretty! Fantastic job! Also I wanted to thank you for stopping by and following LifeforDessert! I look forward to inspiring one another back and forth! Best, Logan

  24. Love this! So glad you commented on my blog so I could follow yours! Love all your projects!


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