Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Laced Again

I knew what I wanted this three drawer chest to look like as soon as I saw it. Heavy white gesso with a little white paint mixed in, silvery lace design, and little silvered roses as an accent.

I sprayed silk flowers with metallic silver. I left a little of the original color peeking through.

The before.

Sharing With:
Thrifty Decor Chick: Before and After
Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home
The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
Primitive and Proper: Piece of Work Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
House of Grace: Twice Owned Tuesday
DIY by Design: Sizzle Into Summer


  1. I just love what you do with furniture.
    Thank you for your inspirations.

  2. I love your blog so much, so many cute ideas. I finally did one of your techniques with my own little spin on it. Turned an old plastic urn into something quite nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. YOU are amazing!!!! I LOVE what you did with that dresser. You have tons of talent:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  4. I'm beginning to sound like a bad record but great job!....
    Rosemary do you ever do faux marble? I would love to learn to do that! *winks* Vanna

  5. This technique is just gorgeous! Lovely little chest of drawers!

  6. I will never understand how you have such vision but I love the end results. The silver and white are so pretty together.

  7. so pretty! the lace effect was just perfect for this piece!

  8. Great job! I love how you transformed it!

    Have a great day.

  9. Oh my gosh! I can barely believe this is the same dresser! You've made it look as if it came from a high end boutique! Love it:)

  10. Pretty! The lace gives it such charm. ::Jill

  11. Oh my goodness... first, a beautiful piece of furniture... love the shape and curves.... and your make-over is FABU!!!!

  12. That looks great. Love the top. I wish I could fine a pretty piece with lines like that.

  13. Awesome transformation. How long does it take you to do something like this?

  14. You never cease to amaze me, Rosemary. What a dreamy, romantic dresser - that silver flower treatment is the magic touch. I gasped when I saw the before pic. Such a huge difference!
    Happy WW,

  15. Gorgeous! So romantic.The flower is just the right touch. Gotta try that.

  16. This looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

  17. How utterly BEAUTIFUL...Villabarnes does it AGAIN!!!!

  18. The before and after are both amazing, and I love the legs on this dresser!

  19. Hi Rosemary,
    this looks so much better painted white..it's so fresh and elegant...the before pic actually threw me off a bit, wasn't expecting it..it looks so dated but I love how you've painted it...gorgeous..

  20. Love it! And the roses -- perfect accent just make this piece!!

  21. Your such an artists with that gesso! I have the kids in school and before I get called to sub, I am going to get my dining room chairs and a chest done with this gesso. I like using a mix that is heavier gesso than paint. It seems tougher. Really am enjoy using it for different projects. Thanks for
    telling me about it!:)

  22. Bonjour Rosemary,
    I love how you use lace in your work. My favorite fabric! Very unique!

  23. What a difference ... I love your "new" dresser. In combination with the silver flowers it looks soooooo great! Thanks for sharing!


  24. Amazing changes here. I love the soft grays especially. Thanks so much for visiting me. ♥olive

  25. Hi again Rosemary! Not to sound like a doofus but what do you seal the fabric with? Vanna

  26. WOW, this is spectacular--and I LOVE the roses--You are SO clever!!!


  27. One word for the roses...LOVE. You are a painting wizard!

  28. This dresser is so romantic. I just love the flower and the lace effect. I can't envision it in any other color than white. Maybe it's because that's my favorite color to paint furniture lol. So I guess I'm bias. Anyway great job Rosemary.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog Rosemary.


  29. What great transformations you have on your Posts... for all of us who enjoy Junquing and re-purposing it is always inspirational to see awesome pieces transformed and given new Life!

    Thanks for stopping by my Organic Gypsy Post...

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  30. Perfection. What a great eye you have! And the talent to carry out your vision.

  31. I just found you and have been looking through your posts.

    You are truly talented. I havn't seen anyone in blogland use gesso and glue before.

    I taught decorative painting and I used those mediums over twenty years ago, way before the manufactured mixes they have now.

    I host a Bunny Hop Party every Wednesday and I would like to invite you. The linky is open until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Bunny Jean's Decor and More (my main blog)

  32. what a brilliant transformation...adore the top design and all around finish...tres chic!


  33. an amazing transformation for sure! I especially love your idea about spray painting "regular" roses to give them a silver finish!

  34. You do the coolest *stuff* with furniture...don't know why I haven't been here before?!! I'm off to explore some more:)

  35. Love your stenciling technique, Rosemary, it really adds that extra that makes your pieces even more gorgeous! thanks for linking up! xoxo Debra

  36. Gorgeous, I love it and the silver flowers, it's the little touches that get the sale!! Did you over lay lace to get the pattern on top? I bet that will sell fast.


  37. Hi Rosemary...

    Oooh..what a gorgeous little cabinet! You certainly are a creative and talented lady, my friend! I love the lace stenciled top...it's fabulous! Ohhh...the the silver flower bouquet...the icing on the cake!!! You did a beautiful job with this cabinet redo, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing it with us...you always inspire me!

    Warmest summery wishes,

  38. Another wonderful piece of eye-candy! Thanks for sharing, Rosemary! :)

    Visiting from MMS Linky Party tonight,
    Suzanne in IL

  39. Wonderful! I just love it!
    Thank you for sharing!

  40. Hi Rosemary, the chest is wonderful. You do fabulous work!!


  41. Well, this is just absolutely Gorgeous!! I love it!! LOVE it!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  42. You did a fantastic job on this one...so very talented!

  43. That is the cutest top ever....mean it!! You never cease to amaze us Rosemary!!

  44. I love how your style is always consistant. I can always pick your pieces out because they are so classic and UNIQUE! LOVE!

  45. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

    See you soon, I hope!

  46. Wow! Love It! I have tried this technique on scrap wood, but now seeing yours inspires me to not be chicken and do it!!! Thanks

  47. Wow! I love the chest and the one drawer table, how adorable! I absolutely love the lace detailing! I want to try it!!
    P.S. I am your newest follower!!

  48. Girl YOU ARE SMOKING WITH COMMENTS!*!*!*! Your transformations just keep getting better and better - YOU are soooo creative!!!
    Hugs - Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  49. I love your blog. I have given you an award at


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