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Topic: revamped cafe table and chairs with mosaic marbling....almost done! NEW PICS!  (Read 11270 times)
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« on: June 02, 2005 09:56:37 PM »

I was so excited to get the marbling done I just wanted to post a picture of it. All I need to do is figure out if I want to use resin and put in a new edge or use white grout.  I used blue vinyl to recover the chair seats, only because I am putting it outside. Page 4 will have updated pics with grout before resin.
What it looked like before I started

what it looks like now

the top of the table's pattern

 tell me what you think and if you have an opinion on whether or not I should use resin or grout on the table top to fill in the marbles....I already bought an edging made out of aluminum
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2005 10:14:18 PM »

thats awesome!! if its somewhere thats going to get wet, or get stuff spilled on it, i might go w/ resin

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005 10:21:50 PM »

That's very nice. Where did you get the blue leather by the way?  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005 10:22:24 PM »

i vote for resin.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005 10:23:34 PM »

this is gorgeous! im not really sure what resin is..i think it dries clearish. whichever way you do it you couldn't wreck the appearance, thats for sure.

« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2005 07:57:20 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2005 08:26:26 AM »

acfcheung..its blue vinyl, and I bought it at Hancocks fabric, and it was only 3.44 a yard! So I have plenty of vinyl left for any future re-coverings, in case something might happen to the chair seats.....I have two cats and they love to lay all over the top( i guess because the marbles are cold and they cool their balls on it) and the chairs.
I think I am keen on the idea of using resin as well, I think it would stand up to the weather better as well krazigal72 and swalsh. I'll post pics as soon as i am done, but it shouldn't look much different than it does now, just a clear resin pour and metal edging, and its done YEA!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2005 09:19:45 AM »

That table is amazing! How long did it take you to do that?

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2005 09:23:19 AM »

That's wicked cool...nice job.
I'd go for resin too - I have some lap desks that were done in resin 10 years ago and they only have a few weak trouble spots from bubbles that I was careless about back in the day....

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2005 11:23:49 AM »

That table is amazing! How long did it take you to do that?
Sharla it took me a total of maybe 8-10 hours over a coarse of a few days. TEDIOUS WORK!

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