Vintage Coffee Table Mosaic Makeover Project

4 Materials
$6
2 Hours
Medium

I thought this vintage scruffy wooden table could be rescued from the roadside where it’s dumped for rubbish collection into something beautiful and decide take on the project of transformation.

Old table

I love mosaic and wanted to use ups some old tiles left over from another project and set about thinking of a design.

to help the process and give a good surface to stick tiles I cover the table top in white photo copy paper.

Cover in paper

PVA glue is pasted along the edge and I begin sticking down the tiles arranging them with small gaps for grouting later.

Tiles
Tiled edge

I like to alternate colours and this table is blue and green and white . I use vitreous glass mosaic tiles in 10 mm and 20 mmm and no need to cut as they can be used just as they are.

Tiling
Ready to grout

The next step is grouting and I use a mix of white powdered grout mixed with black grout powder dye mix with water to me with paste.

Mix grout
Grout mix

Then it’s spreading it slowly in to all gaps and work into edges

Grouting the table

It’s then wiping all excess grout away with wet wipes or cloth to reveal the lovely tiles.

Clean excess grout off

And I’m so pleased with the result. Total makeover and project rescue success.

Mosaic makeover
Mosaic makeover

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  • June June on Jul 09, 2021

    At first I wondered why you where using the "black" grout , and, after seeing the beautiful results I totally understood. It makes the design stand out way better then if it had been white.. I have an old table similar and you gave me a new project . Very unique for sure. Thank you so much for sharing !!

  • Tru33963443 Tru33963443 on Jul 27, 2021

    Why was the typing paper used? Was it glued to the table?

  • Barbra McDill Barbra McDill on Aug 09, 2021

    Can this be out in the weather? I would like to try this with a table, but it would be for a patio that gets sun and rain.

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