I decide which colour palette and vitreous glass mosaic tiles to use on this project.
How to Transform Old Coffee Tables With Mosaic
I love up cycling breathing nd life into old tired worn furniture and so when I saw this pair of mid century plain tired tables I knife they were destined for something much more special.
I decide on black white beige and pink in a variety of sizes.
first step is to prep tables for tiles .
I use PVA glue to cover the surfaces and then cover with white photocopy paper to give a good key surface for the tiles and to give me a light bright blank canvas to design from.
I begin placing tiles into position from outside border and start to formulate the design . Doing this is to make sure of my design before starting flying process.
It’s ready for next step of glueing with pva the outside edges and then on to inner section .
I decide to cut some pink tiles into diagonals for triangle inner fill shape . I use wheeled tile nippers and create lots of little triangle which infill and create a nice contrast pattern for the background.
When the tiles are all done and dry it’s time to grout ans I prefer to use ready mixed black grout for this design. It’s a bit tricky sometimes getting the consistency right if you use powdered grout and so I make it easy for myself by using a really good and big economical tub that’s ready to go.
Wear rubber gloves as it stains and can get messy and a stuff piece of cardboard or credit card is fine to spread with.
Working it evenly into all the gaps and then wiping off the excess. I use wet wipes but you can use a cloth with warm water but be careful where you dispose of the cement waste water.
I keep wiping and cleaning the tiles until I’m happy with the result and so proud of my new designs!