Mosaic Table for the Patio or Garden


This was a project in the making for years and I finally got around to finishing it now. I added plywood to a simple metal table I got for $10. I cut out the parts of plates with a tile cutter that I wanted to make the edges with. I also cut out the center of plates where the flowers were and the farming picures. I used bobbles and parts of other plate edges with texture to make little flowers. I did not break things like usually done in plate mosaics because I wanted to keep the designs. I did cut some flowers into pieces to replicate the mosaic feeling. I painted the grout around the edges pink. Got done sealing it today. I got this idea out of a Mosaic book, but added my own touches to the idea. Now I'm just waiting for summer! I have colorful painted chairs to go with this.
Secure plywood to stabilize the metal table that can easily bend otherwise.
Started with the border and a center design
Added my place settings and a tile for drinking glass or tea cups
Finished picture
Painted the grout on the edge with outdoor high gloss paint
close up of a "plate" area. I am going to buy clear glass plates to put over this when I serve tea parties!
made extra flowers with the textured edges of plates and bobbles
Center piece which is a plate from Portugal cut up with a tile cutter
extra little designs between the place settings

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  • Jeannie
    on Jul 25, 2016

    So pretty. Tks for sharing.

  • C
    on Aug 30, 2016

    I had the problem with wood swelling. Is there any sealer you can use seal the whole table top?

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