Friday, July 22, 2011

Finds and Finishes

I've been taking it a little easy these past few days. It has been hot and humid. Officially 102 yesterday, and a thunderstorm today. So, I've been playing with finishes (inside), and organizing finds.

I gave this decorative piece a worn finish.

The before.

This plaque was plain wood as well. I covered it in white gesso first, followed by caribbean blue paint, a black gesso wash, and a little sanding.

I found these in the basement of an estate sale, wrapped in old newspaper.

Of course I love the rose details. There are twice as many as you see here.

Used my stone effect on one piece.

I will probably experiment with other techniques on a few of the others.

From dramatic to subdued.

These are just a few of the finishes I have swimming in my head when I contemplate my redesigns.

Here are a few recent finds.

One of these will get a finish like the first piece. Which one do you think it will be? See ya soon.

Sharing With:
From My Front Porch To Yours: Treasure Hunt Thursday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Charm Bracelet Diva: Tuesdays Club GW


  1. What amazing finds! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm thinkin' it's a I right?

  3. I'm thinking the first table! Love all of your finds, and can't wait to see what you do with them... I know they will all be gorgeous!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  4. Wow! Incredible finds. I think maybe the first table? I can't wait to see which one and what you do with it!

  5. Love your basement finds, those are gorgeous!

  6. I can't believe the cool stuff you find ~ Oh my goodness!!!
    You amaze me with your painting talent ~ It is beautiful!!

  7. I love that first table you showed and the stone treatment. You really do find the coolest things.

  8. You find all the best stuff. Love your little experments! That very last piece of furniture..shelving is to die for....can't wait to see what you do with it.

  9. darn ... I shopped too soon ... lmk what's still hanging around?

  10. What a fabulous giant "finial!" And I'm totally in love with the heavily-carved round table! How much for that?

  11. Those are some amazing finds! You are so lucky!

  12. Big Score here! I did a corner shelf similar to this one posted here a few weeks ago. It turned out great!

  13. Can I have it all please?? lol I love it all!! You're so talented everything is gorgeous!!

  14. NO WAY! I can't believe your luck Rosemary...those reliefs you found in the basement are wonderful!! Awesome!

  15. Again you amaze me with all of your treasures! My husband I am sure is glad we are not neighbors! We could get into all kinds of trouble!:) Thanx for joining Treasure Hunt Thursday!:)

  16. You never seem to amaze me with your creativity. I am guessing the first table will get the white technique. That's just because I think that it would make the trim would stand out gorgeously. Can't believe you found so many of those trim pieces. What are you planning on doing with them? They are wonderful!

  17. I would love to have that 6 leg table! Is the gesso similar to working with the chalk paint??? Love it all!

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  19. Great finds! Are you going to be at the Kane County flea market Saturday? If so, how can I find you? It will be my first time there.

  20. scrolling down thru your wonderful blog (came over from White Wednesday).
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful techniques for antiquing pieces.

    off to see more
    barbara jean


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