collaboration with steven ; )

The photo above shows what I did with foam block stamps on a table Steven recently made - stamping in progress.

This stamping was modeled after what I did 15 years ago, on the table shown below!

We both really liked the original table but our home in Florida is much smaller. The living room is especially tiny! So we came up with the idea to re-size some existing pieces and remove others. A boot bench is already gone. We don't really need it here!! Steven offered to make a new table. My job would be to art it up! Steven's beautiful table below.

I got out my stash of decorator Glaze and cosmetic sponges.

I like mixing the glaze right on the stamps. 

I practiced on a piece of painted scrap wood first, to get the feel of it.

my first stamp . . .

a few more are added . . . 

and more!

I added gold spatters too!  (I just can't help myself)

A day to let it dry, then Steven sanded the legs and prepared to coat the whole thing with epoxy. I really like the way he designed the legs.

After the epoxy treatment, it came home to our living room. It’s difficult to photograph because it is so shiny, but you get the idea.

I love it! This new table fits so much better. Thank you, Steven! xoxo

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.
— T.S. Elliot