Thursday, June 24, 2010

my 1st mosaic project

I love all the beautiful items the mosaic artists make, I had to try it.  This is my 1st attempt, please dont judge me, it has many problems & needs a bit more grout, but here was the process.

This table is very old, was my parents they had tiled it years ago.  I cracked out the tiles & upolsetered it & used it as an ottoman.
Then I wanted a mosaic top & here you have it
It was fun crashing up all the tiles & china.
Then spent hours & hours trying to fill all the little holes.  Even the kids helped!

The grout process, I ran out twice, 3 gashes on my fingers & still need to add more grout!

Like I said, there are many flaws, the oval in the center was supposed to be a circle, the tiles are not all the same thickness, so there are low spots, but I enjoy my colorful shabby mosaic table on my front porch!

After some finishing touches, it will be the perfect accent for my morning coffee & my nite time Merlo, now if I can just keep the kids icepops off it!!!

mybe lollypops are ok....
Happy summer time, the lightning bugs are out & warm weather is here, ENJOY it!!!
~ Bunny


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Bunny, I love it! and those adorable children....are they yours? hehe! I have had in the back of my mind for a long time that I wanted to cover a watering can with mosaic. But maybe I will just send my broken china to you for the project. I have a friend who makes stained glass stuff and he gave me all his tiny pieces to use. I have a lot (if I can find where I stashed it). Come on over for a visit. The photo you helped me with is up on the blog with a kudos to you. xoxo Lynn

Debbi said...

wow Bun, wish I had the time to do one of those! your work is beautiful and so are the munchkins that are enjoying it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I do mosaics and hats off to you for tackling something sooo huge! I thru my first 3 projects out when I started many years ago. So, the fact that your first project is usable and pretty is wonderful!


Shabby Lane Shops said...

I love it!! you did great!

Kat said...

Bunny, what a great job you did. And of course, your two little ones are so adorable. If you get a chance, please stop by my baking blog. I am having a giveaway for one of Annie's aprons. Kat