Neighbourly Gifts

A neighbour was throwing out this old table top from her disused garden set. It was a huge piece of tempered glass, so I gratefully received it from her.
I washed it down with sugar soap. Then roughly sketched out a design.
I used tile adhesive and tiles I'don't salvaged from a skip. I also had some pretty ones in my shed.
They say patience is a virtue. This project certainly needed a lot of it. I found that if I did some daily it began to grow.
I grouted the finished project with grey grout. Black would have been too dark and as this was to be an outside piece I thought white would get too messy. The grey suited the tiles best. It seats six people and is beautiful when the sun shines on it.
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  • Sandra K Salisbury Sandra K Salisbury on May 22, 2016
    I love your table top!! Gorgeous detailing with the little bees !! I've never heard of sugar soap? Is it something that must be used before tiling on glass? Did you build or buy a table frame to put the top on? Or maybe you mentioned that and I skipped over it.

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