Zee
Zee
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  • Burleson, TX

IF IT AIN'T BROKEN..BREAK IT!


I rarely throw anything in the trash. On that rare occasion when I do get rid of something, I have been known to dig it right back out. I love pique assiette ( making something out of broken glass..dishes) and love the sound of the words too. Makes it sound like I am doing something vey refined. Quite the opposite. Breaking dishes, mixing grout and finding anything old, rusty or discarded as my canvas is definitely not refined but it is sure fun. I used an old iron aquarium stand missing its top for this project. I had some broken dishes from a previous little mishap( and if I didn't have these, I would have had fun with a hammer) and decided to make a table for my sunroom. I would use it to to store my bird books. I think it turned out pretty good. I have used this process on birdhouses, stepping stones and plan to use it on a birdbath in the future. So don't discard anything, it may just become a piece of "art".
Love the turquois color.
Love the turquois color.
Lone Star looks mighty purty.
Lone Star looks mighty purty.
Great storage.
Great storage.

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1 question
  • Jan31290274
    on Oct 27, 2017

    How did you put the lone star in?
    • Zee
      on Oct 27, 2017

      Same as other pieces. It was shard from a broken plate. Grouted like usual with a mosaic project. Thank you.

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  • Ana
    on Oct 30, 2013

    I just love old stuff and my old windows had to be left behind because :( no space on moving truck. from homestead fla. to mableton ga. still that truck was loaded. :)

  • Susan B
    on Oct 31, 2013

    can this be done on a wall?

    • Zee
      on Oct 31, 2013

      @Susan B I think this process would look really fun on a wall. I have seen counters done in this fashion. Might need to seal it with a tile sealant for protection.

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