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« on: August 24, 2006 04:45:16 PM »

My husband and I have been wanting to do something with this old coffee table for a couple of years now and I finally found the time to do it!
Here is what it looked like before:
one coat of paint:

After nailing a few loose parts together, I painted another coat of paint. Then I put a piece of hardy backer to fill in the gap in the center of the table and create an even surface to work on.

Then I arranged the pieces of stained glass on the table, glued them down and then added grout.... and...... TADA! a new colorful table!!

I need to add something to it to seal it..like a glaze of some kind... does anyone have any recommendations?

any other thoughts or comments would be cool too!  :)thanks!

- also I want to give credit to PinkyK and her mom for posting this BEAUTIFUL mosaic table http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=74990.0
I knew I wanted to put a mosaic on this table but after seeing the stained glass mosaic...I decided stained glass was the way to go! Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 04:54:28 PM »

No suggestions, but Wow! Beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2006 05:12:11 PM »

aw i really liked it before but your mosaic looks nice!

« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2006 07:13:31 PM »

thank you!
if you look closely there are 3 flowers, a fish/shark thing, and a star hidden in the mosaic
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2006 10:34:51 PM »

I love it (but didnt see the shark Smiley )!  They do have clear sealers, but I have no idea what they are called. 

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007 12:39:32 AM »

Yeah, they do make grout sealers. You can find them usually at a hardware store by the tile and grout. Or else try Michaels. I think I found some there once.

By the way- It looks great! I love mosaics.

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007 05:55:46 PM »

Gorgeous!  Love the colors you chose to work with.

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