In the name of Romance

Sometimes I have an idea and it sounds good in my head but I don't know how it is going to translate in real life.  I get my inspirations from a lot of different things but some of them are from fashion.  I love fashion...absolutely adore it.  Marchesa have a way of taking my breath away with every thing they make.



 For awhile now I have been trying to play it out in my head how to duplicate the beading and the delicate details of a couture gown onto a piece of furniture.  I want to create something that would exude the air of soft romance and aura of feminine love.

This dress to me is heaven.  Every inch of it sings to me. I have a pair of  gorgeous end tables that I know  would be perfect for it.

 Like most of my ideas, I never know if it is going to work.  One of my art teachers told me never to second guess myself and never be afraid to fail.  I have always stuck by that rule when it comes to art.

The whole time I was painting it, I really had to remind myself not to rush it.  Couture gowns are not created in a day and it takes time and passion and attention to details to make magic.  Since from the first time I painted my first piece of furniture, I realized I am drawn to one of a kind pieces.  Pieces that can stand on its own and make you appreciate every detail.

It was very important for me to get the textures right.

I had a vague idea of what I wanted it to look like.  It was originally painted in ASCP old white.  I put a coat of gold glaze then used different stencils to create the details.  I kept dabbing antique gold wax over the stencil to create textures.  I really wanted the look of lace on the table.  There were a couple of ways I could have done it but what I really wanted was the look of a golden crown.

No amount of paints was going to create that.  So out came Mod Podge and lace.  I again dabbed gold wax over the lace.

  Then I thought it was done...I stared at it...stared at it some more.  Something was off.  It was lacking the softness.  I wanted the look of soft flowy fabric on bare skin.  I painted the legs and the edges with a coat of gold glaze over Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Antoinette.

Delicate...intricate...soft and romantic.  Slightly Faded yet demand your absolute attention.  Nothing I do will ever be perfect.  I believe in balance...aged yet elegance.  It looks so beautiful next to my painted French settee. The whole setting reminds me of a timeless romance.

My beloved book covers art case that I made for B one Christmas but I love it so much, I kidnapped it back.

I hope spring is there where ever you are.  Til next time...


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  1. Gorgeous! Love everything about it!

  2. wow, I love your transformation and i think you did a wonderful job! take care, maryann

  3. You table is lovely.....you are very creative!

    1. Thank you, Barbara and I love all of your fur babies. We adopted three dogs recently too.

  4. I pinned you and shared you on my FB page...your table is fabulous!

  5. Beautiful table! I'm a new follower.

  6. Looks so neat! Love it with your settee! x

  7. Your table is exquisite!! I love how you transformed it into a real show stopper!
    Thank you so much for your visit and very sweet comments.
    Mary Alice

  8. Breath taking!

  9. is it possible to purchase one of these dresses ??

  10. Oh my Goodness. I love the lace on the end table so much! I was so excited when I went through my pins and got to relive that thrill all over! Very nice!