Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mosiac Table Project

I have had a wrought iron table base in our barn for over 15 years. It made it's way over to the house and I have been wanting to make a mosaic table top for it. I decided last week I would take it to the lake with me and work on it while on vacation.

First I bugged my husband to cut me a wood top for adhering the tiles/stones to. He made a trip to Home Depot and found an off piece for 51 cents!!!! Yep, that's right! He cut it into a nice circle according to my specifications.



Next, I primed and painted the bottom with good quality paint. I haven't decided if this will be in an outside location on the deck or one of the patios or if it will be inside on one of the porches, so better safe than sorry.

Of course I had to take along my odd box of tiles from various house projects over the years.





The whole layout thing was by trial and error. I didn't glue anything down until I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted things to go. I worked some beach stones into the project.



I got a little antsy, so I did start to grout some areas before I had finished with all the gluing. We found the beautiful cobalt tiles for only $1.97 and got the glass beads at the dollar store for $1 per bag. All in all I only purchase about $4.00 worth of additional supplies, which is great. I like "using up" stuff I have had for a long time.

The finished project top. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. I still need to fabricate the edging. I need to hunt around the garage and barn and see what I can come up with. I will post a photo of the table top on the actual base in the next day or so.

I'm pleased with it :)

11 comments:

Ronin_The_Pug said...

WOW! That's cool!

***Willow, Belle & Old Man Turbo's Mom*** said...

you are so Crafty, talented and artistic! That come out great! It looks like something they would sell at Pier One!
you and Girlville really need to buddy up and go into business!

girlville said...

that's fabulous!!! i love how you used up stuff you already had. it really turned out great. you could sell it for lots of $$$. where did you get the wrought iron base?

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful!

AM said...

WOW! THat looks great! Im so glad you posted those pictures! Makes me want to do something like that. Maybe in stead of buying a patio set one day, we'll make something like that! I should garage sale hunt for the base or a table I can recover.

Magnolia Sun said...

That is beautiful, outstanding job!

Leah said...

I LOVE IT! You are so crafty--thanks for sharing the pictures! I bet you could go into business selling tables like that!

Pugsley, Buster & Cricket said...

We love it. You are definitely very talented.

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket and Daisy

cute one said...

TOTALLY AWESOME :) how bout that!!! holy smokes, that is totally gorgeous....congrats to you!!sooo your gonna start a business doing that now right? and sell them to all of us? ya? ya? hee hee...you'd make a sweet buck!!

rpm said...

I love it and I love that you used some of the beach rocks, too. The design is lovely. I agree, you could do some of these and sell them!

Christine said...

That's amazing! Very beautiful colors and I love how you placed everything. Can't wait to see the base too.

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