How to Transform and up Cycle an Old Coffee Table With Glass Mosaics
I enjoy transforming a charity store vintage coffee table by breathing new life into it with tiled colour and pattern!. Coffee tables can be very lovely pieces of practical yet creative art to hopefully last and be admired for another 60 years!
Disclaimer: while this table is lovely in it's own right, it wasn't necessarily my style. I decided to make it over, but I understand if others would choose to keep it the way it is.
It is much easier to design and stick tiles on a plain white background as well as a better surface for tiles to stick to.
Start around the outer edge with nice even spaces between tiles for grout. I chose a color palette of red, green, blue, white and black. The tiles are a mix of translucent an sparkly dark and light to add texture.
Ready to grout when tiles are all dry and in position.
Squish it into all crevices and start from the center working outwards.
When all done including around edges and trim it is time for the reveal as it is cleaned away. I use warm water on a cloth.
Keep cleaning and hey presto the big reveal as begin to see how beautiful the patterns and colours are!
I'm so thrilled at the final result!
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