I love old vintage china and left over from other projects I had lots of broken ceramic plates cups and dishes to pretty up this plain concrete lamp base.
How to Pimp up a Table Lamp Base With Broken Crockery
i use wheeled tile nippers to break up some old spare kitchen tiles and old crockery.I nibble away at the china to break into little pieces all irregular shapes.
I liked to create a mix of patterned and plain with light and bright colours. Pastels mixed to give balanced interest in the design
Glueing next step onto the flat base with PVA glue. I begin designing the piece with putting little pieces fitting close together. Leaving a little gap in between pieces with grout later.
I let each section dry before starting on the next side. The piece starts to comes together and I make sure I leave the space for the bulb fitting and next step is to grout!
I mix the powdered grout to a black colour by mixing grout powder black dye to the mix
Once it’s mixed with water to a nice paste consistency it’s ready to spread onto the tiles and work into the crevices.
I spread it onto the base carefully and work it all around before wiping excess off.
After a good clean up it’s ready for adding a bulb and ight up my home!