This desk redesign involves a combination of techniques I've shared with you.
No, this was not a priceless antique, but a repro with factory stenciling.
The paint treatment is basically the same one I used here, only I used more of my custom blue.
I added my rose applique to the drawer. Then I brushed on watered down black gesso,
leaving a little of the drip, and dabbing in other spots. A treatment similar to the stone effect from my last post.
I wanted more of a weathered, been around for a while, look than the frenchy chair.
For a little surprise inside, instead of lining the drawer with wallpaper, I did this.
I'm happy with my weathered roses.
More gesso treatments coming.
See ya soon.
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Beautiful piece! I'm loving your gesso techniques.ReplyDelete
Beautiful piece, full of surprises!ReplyDelete
ciao from Newport Beach
AMAZING!!! Every time I come visit your blog,I leave feeling so VERY inspired!!ReplyDelete
OH...and I'm your newest follower, just so I don't MISS anything! ;)ReplyDelete
This little table is so pretty! I also love how you lined the drawer.ReplyDelete
Looks amazing Rosemary, but I'm not surprised - you are super talented.ReplyDelete
Desk looks amazing!!! that would of been perfict for my last client!!ReplyDelete
I adore your weathered roses, as well! The inside is fabulous! Now, I'm your newest follower. Drop by when you get a chance.ReplyDelete
Waving from Our Back Porch,
I always love your work. It is so different than what is 'out there' on the blogs. Beautiful. Where do you find the pieces that you add?ReplyDelete
Just discovered your blog. This piece turned out so GREAT - thanks for the gesso tips!ReplyDelete
Lovely! I saw you got featured on Ms. Mustard Seed! Congrats!ReplyDelete
the last thing I needed this morning was to follow another blog, but I just happened on your blog and I'm hooked. I'll be reading from start to finish to see all your wonderful gesso projects!ReplyDelete
I absolutely cannot keep with you .... maybe because I'm sequestered in the shed for the last 48 hours ....ReplyDelete
it's all good though ... custom work coming out my ears ...
I might not be coming your way for my stash until NEXT week ... call me when you have a minute
Beautiful work! I love the added rose applique.
Awesome! I love your work, and am following as soon as the "followers page" comes back up.ReplyDelete
Don't know why its down..
Yeah! You left some 'drippiness' -- Haha! This is a beautiful piece and LOVE the picture in the drawer -- what a nice little surprise for the lucky people who purchase this one!ReplyDelete
I have been scoping out all of your gesso redo's and I'm so wanting to try it!!! I love the look of the desk and the surprise in the drawer is awesome!!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Love the drawer insert!ReplyDelete
MUITO LINDA, AMEI. ABRAÇOSReplyDelete
I love the picture in the drawer! What a beautiful idea.ReplyDelete
You have an amazing talent and you treat furniture in a way no one else does. Please show what you will do with those light parts, I'm interested in seeing it. I look forward to every post.ReplyDelete
I think this table is gorgeous! What awesome work you do! I love how you lined the drawer.ReplyDelete
Oh be still my heart! You do magic with that Gesso! I am about to work with it to achieve a chalky paint color and will be aging it and then waxing it. Hope all goes well! Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful transformation. Love it!ReplyDelete
Great job! it looks 100 years old!ReplyDelete
that is perfect for a little girl's room!!! i can so see a little girl sitting and practicing her alphabet at that sweet little desk!ReplyDelete
Once again I'm in awe:) I love your paint job, but I also love the bits and pieces you add to make a piece of furniture that much more special. Thanks so much for linking up with Tuesday's Club G.W. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
The inside is fantastic.ReplyDelete
The applique makes such a huge difference. Isn't that expensive?ReplyDelete
Just discovered your blog and I hooked! Beautiful and inspiring work. Have you given a tutorial on making your embellishments? I can't seem to find one. Thanks and keep up the fantastic work.ReplyDelete