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librarylolita
« on: February 03, 2008 06:01:57 PM »

This is my first mosaic art piece.  The base is the lid to my g.grandmother's old cedar hope chest (the rest of the chest has deteriorated and this was heading for the trash).  The grouting process was a nightmare, but I'm happy with the layout of the tiles.  Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 06:03:43 PM »

Wow that looks amazing!
You really did a great job. It would look sweeet in my house Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 06:07:21 PM »

That is GORGEOUS!!  You did an amazing job!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 06:09:56 PM »

Wowza!! You really did a great job. Did you use a picture for inspiration?

I agree with BonEsInspired, except that I think it would look even better at my house.  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008 07:09:37 PM »

GORGEOUS!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008 12:38:41 PM »

That is tooo cool LL!! Did you buy tiles and cut them or use china? What type of glue and grout?? Details, girl!!!
And I'm sure it would fit in my house perfectly!1
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008 02:39:59 PM »

Hey, Everyone.  Thanks for the comments.  I'd love to make each of you a copy, but it'd probably be like $1,000 to ship because it weighs like 40 pounds.  That's some heavy art!

The white pieces are tea saucers I bought at Goodwill and broke.  I do not recommend using tea saucers.  I put them in a bag and gave it a feather light tap with a hammer JUST ONCE and the saucer busted into a million tiny shards that were too small to use.  Live and learn.

The rest of the glass used is a mix of store bought cobbles and sea glass, found beach glass, and a broken blue glass plate.

I sanded the wood and glued down the tiles with tile adhesive.  Then I used a charcoal unsanded grout.  I probably should have used sanded.  For future projects, I think I'll try resin instead of grout.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010 02:12:12 PM »

Amazing. I love the detail and colors you used on the dress. Two thumbs up!  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010 04:04:02 PM »

This is fantastic! It would be an awesome outdoor piece if it could stand the weather. And kudos on the re-purpose of materials that were headed to the trash!
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2010 08:43:19 AM »

Thanks!  Since I posted this, the trunk was sanded and repainted, and we reattached the lid.  I bought a piece of glass cut to the size of the lid, placed it on four rubber "feet", and we're using it as a coffee table in our living room.
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