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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rolltop With a French Twist

This project was inspired by a Graphics Fairy image I found and I knew right away I wanted to use it on something.  When I printed it out, I found it hard to read the small writing in the graphic so I kept the flavor of the image and did some research on the internet to see if I could make out what the actual words were.  I found everything I needed and this is what transpired.  The before photo of this piece is at the end of the post.

 For the wreath and the crown I improvised with a grain sack stencil I already had, but you could use any crown image or wreath image.
Most of the stencils I used were ones I purchased at Michael's and Joann's and were very inexpensive.  They are the 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch variety of letters.
 For the circles and the ovals I used a box lid and some bowls and traced around them.  I filled in with some rubber stamps to embellish the crown a little bit and to dress up the ovals on the sides.
 I had my husband replace the dated stained glass with small scale poultry wire I had on hand already.
 I kept all the wording the same as my original inspiration image.
 Lombart is a real chocolate shop in France.
I loved the small scale details of this cute little desk.  It is about 20 inches wide.
 Who doesn't love a little chocolate?
 Here is the link to this fabulous graphic.  Chocolate Label
And here is what I started with.  Big difference, don't you think?   Thanks for hanging in there.  I know this post was picture heavy.  Have a great day!
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Pamela said...

Very lovely. What a difference and that was a lot of work. You have an eye for beauty in the beast.

NanaDiana said...

What a fabulous piece. I have never seen anything quite like it. GREAT job on it- xo Diana

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

That's awesome. I love it. It looks completely different. You've got great vision!

Amy Chalmers said...

Wow this really is nice! What a great job~what an ugly duckling it used to be!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love lots of pictures in a post, Maggie. : ) This turned out fabulous! You did a great job transferring that graphic on there. I love the crown on the top. I am amazed at how you got it done on the roll top part. Love the poultry wire on the doors. What a great piece this would be in a kitchen ~ to sit and plan out your meals, shopping lists, etc., and keep cookbooks and favorite dishes behind the doors. I love it!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Maggie,

Wow! I love it!!!!!


Erika@BeBookBound said...

Chocolate AND loveliness? I don't think it gets better than this! I even drug my husband over to see the cabinet because I was so impressed! I would have never thought to stencil the roll top, and yet, that is touch that makes this piece. My hat is off to you!

Maureen said...

Now THAT is an amazing transformation! Fabulous job!

Pat said...

Now I didn't think it was possible to rescue that piece of UGLY furniture, but you made it soooo beautiful! Your stenciling is impressive. Thanks for the visit, too.

Bliss said...

Jimmeny Crickets, I'm pinning - awesome!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Huh?! That ugly ole dated piece of furniture turned into a gorgeous heirloom!! And the best thing is that it's custom made to store chocolate. Fabulous before and after!

Tania Pelletier said...

What a sweet little roll top, I've never seen one like that! I love what you've done with it!


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

This is spectacular. I love the colors.

Kathryn Cain said...

Girl I saw this on MMS FF...and thought wow...is this as good in a big pic...and the answer even better...you did more then awsome you did wow.....impressed

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a vision, that is beyond gorgeous, so much detail
A fabulous job....!

Unknown said...

i love it, so unique, i would love to feature it, if that would be ok with you please let me know,

Tammy said...

WOW!!! This is so fabulous! You are amazing--very creative! I love the chicken wire too! Great Makeover! Thanks you so much for sharing this at Rustic restorations Weekend.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Nice job Maggie, you have a gift for the graphics! Did you save the stained glass? I bet you could do something cool with it.

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Deb Hrabik said...

Such a great piece.
Something restful about the white and gray/black.
Thaks for sharing!

Lauren said...

WOW! That looks amazing! You're so creative...I would never be able to transform something like that! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

This turned out so awesome, Maggie!!!! Great job! I LOVE it!

Unknown said...

wow,really nice :) super :)

Nancy said...

I absolutely love it. Truly a unique piece to start with but you made it quite that much more lovely.