How to Pimp up a Table Lamp Base With Broken Crockery

5 Materials
3 Hours

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.

Plain lamp base

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.

Cutting china
Cutting tiles

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.

Glue tiles on

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!

Let it dry

I mix the powdered grout to a black colour by mixing grout powder black dye to the mix

Mix grout
Make black grout

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.

Wiping off excess grout

After a good clean up it’s ready for adding a bulb and ight up my home!

Mosaic lamp base
Mosaic lamp base

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