Broken China Mosaic Table

July 11th, 2012 in member junk     
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This is my first broken china mosaic project. The table was given to me. It is 32" in diameter.  It was a mosaic that was coming apart. I removed all of the old tile and built up the foundation. I spray painted the legs and rim white.

I found 17 pieces of china at a thrift store for $7.00. What a deal! The pattern is Blue Onion by Oxford. I only broke 3 centers when I was cutting it up. Not bad for my first attempt. It took me 2 weeks to cut the tiles. I used some blue for accent and to replace the ones I broke. I laid it out 3 times before I was satisfied with the design. I used the direct set method as the blue tiles were thinner than the others.

I have a whole new respect for you mosaic artists. Thanks for all of the tutorials!  It is a painstaking, tedious process but I want to do another.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, cottage, country, family room, white, kitchen, bedroom, dining room, table, blue, tile

Comments (6)

KayT writes: All it takes is one large mosaic project to bring you total respect for mosaic artists! Been there....but kudos to you for wanting to do another! I am not with you on that one.
LOVE your table. All the time and work really paid off! Posted: 7:32 pm on August 3rd
AuntieJo writes: I have some of these dishes also. Used them for years. Love your table, it's given me inspiration to do one of my own. Posted: 6:48 pm on July 15th
junqueartiste writes: Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the blue & white! Posted: 6:42 am on July 14th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: WOWEE~ Big undertaking! Did you get blue and white dishes quickly by buying them all at one place? I love how cheerful the table looks. ~Mary~ Posted: 8:06 pm on July 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow...that looks like TonzZz of work...but well worth it because. Great job!

Jim

Posted: 7:06 pm on July 12th
MakinItHappen writes: Fabulous! You did a wonderful job! Also, you must have better thrift stores than where I live. ;) Posted: 2:56 pm on July 11th
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