Sunday, July 26, 2009

METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY ~ MY FIRST

Welcome to my first Metamorphosis Monday! A big thank you to our very talented and clever host, Susan of Between Naps On The Porch!

If you haven't already been over to her lovely blog, pop over, say hello and then view all the other fabulous posts!

For my first morph, I though I would show how a simple table can become a pretty table with the addition of a vintage china mosaic applied to the surface.

This table has a twin, so the morph was simple enough. ha! I haven't grouted this piece yet because need to take step-by-step photos to post in my How To's.

That was the plan for today. Instead I ended up like the White Rabbit, running in circles and getting nothing accomplished. Long story short...I've been trying to tweak my blog (enough said lol!) Without further ado....my plain table morphed into an almost finished lovely mosaic.

Before...

Some pretty vintage china and *tah dah*


A view of the back....


You can see the gaps between the tiles that will be filled with grout (after this posts) ha! A close up of the top....


I added the creamy embossed rose rims on both sides and the back....

The top is smooth and level, it is hard to tell by the photos; your hand always knows! I'm still trying to decide if I should mosaic the drawer front. Any thoughts?

Perfect place to set a refreshing glass of Pink Lemonaide or a cup of tea! It looks lovely out on the patio, but it is really more for indoors. Even more ideal would be a screened in porch....

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be around to your morph shorty! (I'm still getting through the participants of Pink Saturday..."I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!")

If you don't have a way back, here's the express back to Susan's 28th Metamorphosis Monday!

Have a great week!

51 comments:

Connie said...

Looooooooove it, sugar!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh...I love mosaic! And the little table is so adorable. You did a great job and I especially like the back with just a "moon" of mosaic!

I don't think adding mosaic to the drawers is necessary. Looks just perfect right now!

Blue Creek Home said...

This makes me want to go outside and smash some china.
The little tables are so adorable.You did a beautiful job.
Rhonda

The DIY Show Off said...

Oh my goodness - I'm so glad I stopped by! Nice to "meet" you. I love your blog - just my style! ;)

Your mosaic table is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. (Bookmarking for giving this a shot at a later date!)

Have a great week!

Roeshel

Tracy said...

That is FABULOUS! I have always wanted to try that, it looks like you have had a lot of practice. Looks great!

Shady Creek Lane said...

Fabulicious, (is that a word?)
Great job.
Some day I might just try my hand at mosaics too. What a wonderful inspiration you are.

Thanks for sharing your talents.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

So sweet and pretty! I have always admired those who can do mosiacs like this. Love your color combinations! Great job!

Karli @ RockyBella said...

Wow, that looks very time consuming and difficult. You must have some talent goin on girl! I likey.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Tina this is just awesome girl...WOW!! what a wonderful job you did on this table...I love it...may you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Tina! This ia so exquisite. It is just beautiful. I love the way you made the plate just dance on the top. It looks like it is a dance. The colors are so soft and delicate. You did a marvelous job, and I so love it. Just perfect. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece. An inheritance piece to hand down over the years to come. Country Hugs, Sherry

Terri said...

I absolutely LOVE your little side table. I've broken a few pieces of old china over the years and have stashed the pieces away for some unknown project..... You have inspired me to try something small!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

That transformation took a while to do I am sure. Simply beautiful.

In my mind, as I was looking at the details, I was saying... you could do this... it looks easy enough..

Uh huh... sure i will do it.. NOT!! :)

Bravo to you!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Willow said...

That is so lovely. I just love it. I am going to have to save up some money so I can start buying pieces like this. I have just come to love this type of work. You did a fantastic job.

Willow

Beverly said...

It looks wonderful, Tina. You've done an awesome job. I like it just like it is.

mary'smom said...

Wow! You're so talented. Keep it like it is...Perfect. This is very beautiful.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lovely table! i love it!

Trisha said...

Lovely!! I tried doing mosaics years ago - they never looked that good! :)

Kammy said...

Hi Tina !
Love that new table , so super beautiful !!! You are so talented !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Terry said...

I really like that it's balanced but not symmetrical. Makes it dynamic. My eye wants to keep looking. Thanks so much for visiting my place. -TK

Ashley's Busy said...

Wow, Tina. your little makeover is gorgeous. I'd leave it exactly how it is, so very pretty!! I've never done mosaics...but I've definitely broken plenty of plates, lol.

Carrie said...

Oh, my goodness. I love it!!

A Hint of Home said...

That is the most darling table. You are so talented. It turned out beautifully.

Amy said...

Oh...so pretty. Such a nice piece to have and treasure. I love the look.

Brenda said...

You are such a talented artist! Did you teach yourself to mosaic? I need to learn to do this. Keep breaking glass things and the shards are piling up in the garage! I just adore this. So very beautiful!
Brenda

Lamp Tramp said...

The tables are so beautiful. You make it look and sound so easy, but I know doing mosaics takes a lot of time, talent, and patience!

Anonymous said...

I am a "senior citizen" and I can honestly say that I have never seen something as beautiful as your table in my whole life!! You did a fabulous job and did something that not every other blogger is doing at this very moment, so that makes it doubly special!! Fantastic is all I can add.

Charlene said...

I sooo want to learn to do this! The results are so beautiful--I'm going to be on a look-out for a table to do-over.
!

Jenglamgirl said...

so pretty and so CRAFTY! I love how it turned out! great job!

Morning T said...

Tina- That is amazing!

Lynn said...

WOW!!
I love that!
I am inspired!

Joyce said...

Wish I had that table right now in the shore house guest room. You are so talented and inspire me but I have 10 thumbs so I will just look at the photos and wish:)
Joyce

Gail@Faithfulness Farms said...

This is so beautiful. I remember doing mosiacs in a high art class (a LONG time ago, lol) BUT nothing this lovely. Thank you for sharing....I feel a mosiac in my future.

Sarah said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog. I admire your broken china mosaics. I once saved pieces of broken china thinking I'd do a project. Never happened! Your table is fabulous! I'll be back to your site. Would love to have a piece of your work. Thanks!

Linda said...

Tina, you are soooooo talented. The table is gorgeous!!! Oh, and your wicker chair matches my new wicker table. They both have that little row of decorative beading! Wish you lived next door....we could put the pieces together and share! Linda

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link from the beach cottage and ever so glad we got to visit your darling blog with this fabulous do over.

Thank you for sharing the inspiration.

grannyann said...

Gosh I love those tables. Do you cut your glass or just break it? you do such a beautiful job.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi grannyann,

I nip my own, that way I can better control the shape and size of the china tiles I need. Plus I can have tighter grout lines.

I have a How To tutorial with photos, for creating china mosaics. You can find the link at the top left of my blog page!

Tina

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Tina; What a beautiful Mosaic table,, and to have two of them.. wow It is making me miss my mosaic things I could not bring with me when we moved... I hope you get them soon,,, I have lot's of ideas in my head, that I really need to get out.....lol I so love your post's thanks for sharing.... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

pinkkandy said...

This so pretty...do the drawer! It is beautiful...
God Bless
Kandy

Candy said...

You know I love your work and this is another fabulous job. I saw Kandy with a K says do the drawer but Candy with a C says don't.

kathi said...

Very very pretty! Wish I could do something like that! Your work is so amazing!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Oh Tina, that is so lovely! I love how you embellished the sides and back of the table. You are quite an artist. Beautiful!

Christie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! For your first Metamorphosis Monday, you did amazingly! This table looks really great- I love how you kept the pattern of the china.

Beth said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful! That is a metamorphosis to be proud of :).

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Tina...this is gorgeous! I LOVE it! One of these days, I'm going to try to mosiac a piece. I love the way you draped it down on the sides...beautiful!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Looks great Tina!

Maria Berg said...

I really really like that what you have done to it I want one here next to me.
If yo want to send it I give you my address... it is so lovely!!!!
/MB

Charlene said...

Tina
Thank you for stopping by to see my new door. And welcome to your first MET Monday. I have done this before but, it has been awhile. I LOVE YOUR TABLE! I have always wanted to do this. I will be sure & look at your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

DesignTies said...

Tina... even though you haven't (yet) grouted this table, it looks absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful job you've done!! Will you do the same thing to the second table, too?

Thanks so much for stopping by DesignTies and commenting on my retaining wall project... my hubby and I finished the wall yesterday (sweating up a storm in the 95F heat!), but we have another wall to build (6ft back from the wall you saw in my post)... only we won't get to that project for a few weeks. It's slow going when you do it yourself!!

All the best,
Victoria

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Kathleen said...

What a beautiful table!
You are very talented!

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