Friday, January 8, 2010

special bulletin: stone completes table, blogosphere stunned

I DID IT!!! ok...so maybe i haven't been running (...it's been in the single digits outside!), and last night's final load of laundry has been sitting in the dryer for 18 hours (...we had to watch football with friends!), but i HAVE followed one new year's resolution so far: i finally completed the boring console table that i began making over back in october. and i am thrilled with the results!

from this:

to this:





TA-DA!!!

after a light sanding, i gave the whole thing a coat of light blue paint, then i hand painted the design in white (inspired by this wisteria chest). one meeeeellion years later, i finally got around to coating it in two different types of glaze. i'm really pleased with the way the raised texture of the hand painting caught the glaze, giving the design lots of depth and the whole piece an antique vibe - exactly what i wanted.


not one to avoid a chance to be ridiculously perfectionist, i even lined the drawers with a contrasting harlequin-patterned paper (and mod podge, so it's quasi-durable):


festive, no? now, the million dollar question is....

original knobs that i painted bronze, for a rustic touch?



or faceted glass knobs, for a splash of antique glam?


thoughts?

26 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love it! And I don' know why, but I especially love the drawer lining. I have a similar table I need to transform. Mine will be simpler, but I will most definitely line the drawers.

Kirsty said...

LOVE it! I had a hard time deciding, but I like the glass knobs! So cute! And the lining - where's it from?

Christina said...

Love it! I like the glass knobs better. The lining inside is great it really finishes the piece.

abby @ tales and trials said...

I LOVE it!! And definitely the glass knobs. Great job!!

maribeth said...

WOW! i cannot believe you painted it by hand! it is absolutely amazing! and, you might be a little crazy, but i bet you smile every time you walk by it! and, i vote for the glass knobs because all the attention stays on the design and they don't distract from your beautiful painting.

stephanie said...

nothing short of perfect, mrs. stone! love both knobs...though i do agree with the commenters who say that the glass knobs allow more attention to go to your excellent brushwork. you have the perfect touch. well done!

Kathryn said...

Awesome!! I'm a big fan. And I actually like the metal knobs. Call me crazy but I like the contrast.

Manic Mom said...

I weighing in in favor of the glass knobs too. I recently wanted to put some on a piece I refinished, but hubby hates is, so I had to stick to metal.

Rene said...

Stunning! I'll bet it's even prettier in person. Amazing what we accomplish when we can't run isn't it?

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

I like the painted knobs, add a little contrast to the lighter table. Love how you styled the table. Those stools underneath are great!

Get Your Martha On said...

Gorgeous!!

Ericka said...

It looks like I am outnumbered but I prefer the darker knobs...I think it sort of anchors the piece and gives it some interesting contrast. Both are lovely, and the details look great! Nice work!

lauren @ gathering moss said...

thanks, y'all! currently rocking the glass knobs, but keeping my options open - can always switch to the dark knobs later.

kristy, the paper came from the scrapbook sheets section of joann's :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I LOVE it! The blue and white, the hand painted deisign, the attention to detail, the arrangement on top. Just my taste and beautifully done. Thanks so much for linking up!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Just an FYI...I chose your piece as the winner of FFF last week. Great work!

mzerr said...

Hi there! I just saw your table over at Miss Mustard Seed's, and I just love it. You did a wonderful job and I'm looking forward to reading through your blog. Congrats on being the FFF winner!

Norma said...

i am likin the dark knobs for this piece..........more antique less countrified...good job

ErinQ said...

Hey! Congrats on being featured by Miss Mustard Seed! I checked her blog out this morning and was like, I know Lauren!

Liz said...

Bronze-y knobs. I like the way it ties the other brown elements on top and beneath the table together.

laurelstreet said...

Pure perfection - I'm totally jealous of your painting skills. You may have given me the motivation to break out some paint this weekend!

susie Q said...

nice work, very inspiring.Dark knobs get my vote

Marci said...

wow...that is amazing! so beautiful.

Kathryn said...

Hi Lauren! I love your table. I'm so impressed. Question - how did you modgepoge (sp!) the paper to the drawers? I've been thinking about doing something similar to the tops of these tables I'm spray painting. Did you do anything special? I'm in search of the perfect scrapbook paper right now. Who knew giraffe print scrapbook paper was hard to come by?

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

Well Ms. Lauren I do declare! Have you been taking lessons from Mrs. Jones?
What a lovely piece...talent's flying around your sweet house!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

WOW! I'm so impressed! You really did a fantastic job on this! xx

l.alden said...

Just gorgeous!

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