How to Use up Your Old Broken China to Make a Unique Mosaic Table
I just love recycling old broken china and any old Colourful bits and bobs to create art on functional pieces . Here’s how I use old vintage pieces on an old Plain coffee table.
Firstly to enable a clear design process I glue plain paper onto the table top with PVA glue.
I pencil draw a face and hair roughly in position I want to mosaic. At this stage I don’t create too much detail and use it as a guide.
I use eye goggles to protect My eyes and start to Cut tiles In a open outside Space using wheeled tile nippers to shape pieces of broken china. I use whatever I find in charity shops garage sales etc and homeware, cups, saucers And old vases etc. Smashing and cutting china is so therapeutic to do!
I position pieces Where I think they look good and make a few design choice moves before committing to glueing with PVA. It dries in a few minutes but always there is time 20 mins or so to move around if changes need to happen Before it’s firmed.
I use ready mix black grout cement to fill in all the gaps and creat a finished protective table top design. Wearing gloves and and using an old credit card to apply it .
After working all the grout into the gaps and sides it’s time to clean off the mess. I use cleaning wipes and a wet cloth . It takes time to really make it clean but all good things are worth waiting for!
At last the big reveal and I’m so pleased with how she turned out! Super character -as I used a vase with poppy pieces for her mouth I’ve named her Poppy Lips!