Patti Biggar
Patti Biggar
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  • Alexandria, MN

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.
Secure plywood to stabilize the metal table that can easily bend otherwise.
Started with the border and a center design
Started with the border and a center design
Added my place settings and a tile for drinking glass or tea cups
Added my place settings and a tile for drinking glass or tea cups
Finished picture
Finished picture
Painted the grout on the edge with outdoor high gloss paint
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!
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
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
Center piece which is a plate from Portugal cut up with a tile cutter
extra little designs between the place settings
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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