How to Upcycle a Vintage Bedside Table With Mosaics

5 materials
$13
6 Hours
Medium

I adore vintage furniture and up cycling to breath new life and love into again! This sad brown 1960’s bedside furniture is no exception so when I saw it in an auction Unloved I snapped it up to get creative with!

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Old bedside table
Old bedside table

I begin by cleaning all over and then glue playing paper to the surface. I do this to give me a blank background to create from and also It creates a good key surface for tiles as the material Formica is very slippery.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Glue surface
Glue surface
how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Paper surface
Paper surface

I use PVA glue and photocopy paper.

next step I begin laying out some tiles colour options. Design ideas are good to do without glue first to see if they fit.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Glue tiles
Glue tiles

Once I’m happy with the pattern I begin glue tiles on border.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Glue tiles
Glue tiles

I have some lovely round tiles which I use to create flowers into my table top.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Cut tiles
Cut tiles

I like to use triangle pieces to fill into the design background. The 20mm square tiles are easily snapped into half diagonally.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Triangle fill in background
Triangle fill in background

It’s st as ting to come together and I love the green turquoise theme.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Mosaic bedside table top
Mosaic bedside table top

I work on the sections one at a time and often turn the piece up so level to work with.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Mosaic the table sides
Mosaic the table sides

I keep building the design with tiles and patterns.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Tiling the table
Tiling the table

I keep tiling and let the tiles fix dry overnight before grouting.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Ready to grout
Ready to grout

The ready mixed black grout is worked into the tile crevices. I use package card or an old credit card works well.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Grout
Grout
how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Spread grout
Spread grout

When it’s well covered everywhere it’s time to clean off excess grout from surfaces. I use Warm water and cloth or wet wipes are fine and it takes lots of care to get grout off each tile surface.

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Clean grout
Clean grout
how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Clean grout off
Clean grout off

I decide to create a turquoise fluffy inner section and choose some lovely faux fur to glue in the inner shelf.

soon it’s dry and ready to be adorned!

how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Mosaic bedside tavle
Mosaic bedside tavle
how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Mosaic bedside tavle
Mosaic bedside tavle
how to upcycle a vintage bedside table with mosaics, Mosaic bedside table
Mosaic bedside table

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