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keyoung
« on: August 22, 2005 07:07:07 PM »

Hi folks!
Long time lurker, first time poster.  (Hopefully I'm posting this in the right location).
I just finished mosaicing a cheap Ikea end-table (I settled on an Ikea table after searching thrift shops for months and not finding a suitable table.  It's really nice to have non-beveled edges so you can easily mosaic over them).  It was a lot of fun, not terribly hard (but time consuming), and I already have ideas for at least 4 more tables! 
I used home depot bathroom tiles and a hammer and tile nipper to break them up.  I secured the tiles using liquid nails (clear small projects) and finished up with grey non-sanded grout.
I'm pretty proud of it, hopefully it'll inspire somebody out there to give mosaicing a shot!

Sorry about the image quality (bad lighting).  The vines are actually forest green, not black.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005 08:54:34 PM »

Pretty.  Is it heavy?
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005 09:06:14 PM »

*wipes drool off of face* I love mosaic! You did fantastic! I like how you got the sides to flow together. Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005 07:03:22 AM »

Thanks!
The whole thing is actually fairly light (the table top wasn't solid).  I had no trouble carrying it up some stairs.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005 11:43:39 AM »

I have a coffee table I want to mosaic.  I doubt I make mine look so professional like yours though.  It's beauteous!!!  You've inspired me to try.
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005 12:28:19 PM »

it's gorgeous. i like the edges!
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005 12:30:35 PM »

I have a coffee table that I've been planning on doing a moasic on for months and months and months. I wasn't quite sure what materials to use. Yours looks stunning! FAbulous job.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2005 03:57:48 PM »

Wow!  That looks great! 
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2005 04:33:23 PM »

WoW!
That is gorgeous - the pattern is sooo perfect!
The whole thing is perfect!
Wow!
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2005 04:35:36 PM »

That's marvellous. And I love vines in general, as well Cheesy
I'm so curious to try mosaic... did you try to actually shape the bits, or did you just fit them in as suited best?
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