Monday, January 23, 2012

Panel Play

I wanted to show you how you can use variations on the same idea to create a  different feel.

Back in October, I did a post  entitled  "Redesigning With Parts II", in which I made a decorative rack using a salvaged panel, and old window sash locks.  I gave it a heavily distressed finish.

The sash locks served as hooks, and the feel was somewhat rustic.

This past weekend, I gave one of the other  panels my "Old World" finish with a blue/grey undertone, and white gesso wash.  I used crystal knobs as the hooks.  Instead of a hanger on the back, I added a chain with eye hooks.  I didn't do a lot of distressing.  I just lightly sanded the swag details to reveal some of the white underneath.  This one has a softer, romantic feel.

You can see the panels in the lower left hand corner of this photo.  Originally, I gave them a solid white finish.  They were just going to be decorative wall hangings, but I decided to make them functional.

Two panels, same idea, different looks.

So, which look do you prefer?   Rustic?  Romantic?  Solid White?   I will probably do something completely different with the other panel.

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  1. I love all the different looks, but my favorite would have to be the old world romantic finish. Lovely.

  2. I kind of like them all, but the old world romantic one speaks to me the most!

  3. I love it with the glass knobs, Rosemary! I could just see hanging a lovely satin robe on one of those.

  4. There's no way I could decide. I would be standing there for hours trying to decide. LOL They are both awesome!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  5. I can't decide..I love both of the finishes that you did.....they are beautiful!

  6. Rosemary they are all so pretty, but my favorite is the rustic with the hooks!

  7. Both are amazing....I would take either but IF I had to pick it would be the romantic looking one.

  8. The rustic or romantic finish are my favorites...but they are all beautiful!

    Stunning job Rosemary :)

    Lou Cinda

  9. love them both! the swags are so awesome, rosemary...and so are all the other goodies in your pic:)

  10. Those are both wonderful....nice to see the contrast in them!

  11. I'm a follower n I'd love to win your beautiful vignette. Thanks!

  12. I could never choose just one of your gorgeous treasures, Rosemary. I want them all! lol! In fact....could I go shopping in your garage....? hehehe!

    xoxo laurie

  13. Oh wow! I can't pick, it's really impossible. Love them both... actually love everything in your picture, mirrors, frames... everything!

  14. I love the old pretty!!

  15. I think they are both fantastic, but I guess I would fall in the Rustic category if I HAD to choose! Beautiful job! Deb

  16. I like them both Rosemary, but if I had to choose I would say the rustic.

  17. Gosh! It's hard to pick a favorite. I like the plain white, but also the more distressed look too. I think they're all fabulous. Is all that stuff outside yours too? I love some of the other pieces that are shown too.

  18. you are just amazing girl!!!


  19. Rosemary,

    My favorite is the old world romantic AND solid white. Both are lovely.

  20. Nope.....Can't pick a favorite...I love em both! Can't wait to see what you do with the third. FAA girlfriend! Vanna

  21. I like the Rustic all the way! The dark hangers really pop. Love your stuff, Dee

  22. I love that you painted the wall hangings with two different looks. I think I like the rustic look the best. They both look aged.

    Love, Jody

  23. I LOVE how you added the hooks & knobs....they are beautiful!!
    I also wanted to let you know I'm hosting my first giveaway...I'd love you to stop by & enter to win a My Memories digital scrapbooking software. Thanks!

  24. It amazes me how your mind can see different fabulous options for these transformations. I think my favourite is the rustic version. Makes me want to gather lavender on the hillside. Excited to see what the third one becomes.

  25. Love both but I would go with rustic and put the chain detail on it. I ' m a heavy metal kind of girl. Fabulous job!

  26. Hi Rosemary,
    Great work! Very inspiring!

  27. Hi Rosemary,
    Beautiful as always!
    I do like the white one, but that is just because where I'm at right now...
    Gorgeous collection of goods...
    All the Best,

  28. I love everything you do but my favorite on this project is the romantic

  29. love it the way you play with old items to make a new creative look

  30. Hi Rosemary!
    I had found your blog some time ago and sooo loved it!
    The problem was - I forgot to bookmark it and couldn't find you again.
    So I find it such a luck that you ever stopped at my blog and made it possible for me to 're-discover' you!
    I think you're most talented and you leaving a comment for me is humbling :)
    Love the panels and I'm sure there is much more for me to see after missing your posts for a while.

    So, I'm busy! Cheers!

  31. oh, love the bottles one!! but all are fabulous ideas...

  32. To be honest, I love all those styles. I would have had to buy them all!!

  33. Both looks are fabulous, love that trim and the distressed finish. xo ~Lili

  34. Love all three panels. I am a hopeless romantic, so romantic is my pick! :)

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