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wildflowerz
« on: November 16, 2005 10:00:17 AM »

I finished my bathroom a few weeks ago, but have finally gotten around to posting a pic of my work.
It started out as some type of yellow plaid wallpaper on the countertops, and ended up taking that off, and what was left was an ugly goldflecked cream formica and I had to cover it, so I ended up superglueing down glass pieces, with lots of orange and blue to match my bathroom, and then grouted it in! I LOVE how it turned out and hope you do too!
The beginning

all glued in but not grouted

finished and grouted and ready for wear


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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2005 10:03:06 AM »

That's gorgeous! I love the colors. Are they pieces of glass tile or what are they?
Great job, it looks professional to me!
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knittnkitten
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2005 10:03:47 AM »

*LOVE*

*LOVE*

****LOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEE******

If you can't figure it out, I LOVE that countertop! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

I'd do the same thing in my place if I wasn't renting. I'll have to store this idea in the back of my mind for a million years down the road when I finally buy a house.

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2005 11:18:02 AM »

Thanks guys!..... They are pieces of stained glass I bought then cut up. The grouting part is the hardest and most time consuming. You have to dedicate a night to it! The glass you can just glue down at will and take however long you like! Though I did have a sore back doing the back part of it! Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2005 11:41:28 AM »

That turned out very very nice!
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2005 10:04:02 PM »

Oh!  That is very lovely indeed!    Although...I am a sucker for formica and liked the original as well.   =P    The new version is better though!
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2005 08:01:02 AM »

Vey nice!  I just bought a house & you've inspired me to try out some mosaic tiling.   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2005 08:10:39 AM »

Oh THAT is wonderful!! And for renters...you can always cut a piece of board to fit and mosaic that, and you can take it with you to make a nice table or something later!
I used to live in an apartment that had really huge, deep windows, and I always wanted to mosaic the inside around the windows. It would've looked awesome, but I doubt if my old landlord would've been impressed!
I love, love, love mosaic!
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2005 08:36:44 AM »

I want this now, I will use the board idea when I go to college. I hope I can cut it to be flush though, for some reason I am still really really bad at measurements. I hate cutting, anything. I should deidcate a day to practice. Anyway enough tangent.
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2005 09:06:29 AM »

That is so awesome  - so bright and colourful, I love it!!   I'm not usually a fan of mosaics but I just love this.
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2005 02:00:12 PM »

Great idea batgirl!!! I might try that.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2005 07:42:37 AM »

This looks AMAZING!  Once again, I crown thee Queen of Mosaic. 

Thanks for the inspiration, you're the best. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2008 06:54:15 PM »

amazing. I love this idea... So creative!
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2008 10:43:05 PM »

That is beautiful and it adds so much color to the bathroom.  Nice job!
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008 05:56:45 AM »

I think it's really pretty, but I have always wondered with the glass mosaic if there is a way to avoid the white grout?  Because I always love the look of it before it's grouted better than after - just all the jewel tones uninterrupted, ya know?  Anyone know if there is something you could use that would either be clear or maybe a dark color?  (I have never attempted this type of craft, and may never, but am curious about it . . . )

Thanks.

And, beautiful shelf! 
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008 10:43:39 AM »

Great job! It kind of looks like confetti and who doesn't love confetti!?
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008 10:45:07 AM »

I think it's really pretty, but I have always wondered with the glass mosaic if there is a way to avoid the white grout?  Because I always love the look of it before it's grouted better than after - just all the jewel tones uninterrupted, ya know?  Anyone know if there is something you could use that would either be clear or maybe a dark color?  (I have never attempted this type of craft, and may never, but am curious about it . . . )

Thanks.

And, beautiful shelf! 

Grout comes in various colors, including black, various browns, blues, and greens.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2008 05:32:19 AM »

I LOVE THIS!!!

it just totally inspired me to get creative with my house... oh man!

also, instead of using grout, you can use that clear stuff, that people use to cover tables... i cant remember the name, but its a thick clear liquid, you spread it on and wait for it to dry. There was a craft in the featured section, the beer top table... that stuff. its clear so it would give you the look of the mosaic you like, but without the grout!
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2008 09:11:56 AM »

That looks awesome, you did a great job.

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2008 11:29:19 PM »

That is amazing. You rock! Cheesy I also love your shower curtain.  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2008 05:18:22 AM »

I think it's really pretty, but I have always wondered with the glass mosaic if there is a way to avoid the white grout?  Because I always love the look of it before it's grouted better than after - just all the jewel tones uninterrupted, ya know?  Anyone know if there is something you could use that would either be clear or maybe a dark color?  (I have never attempted this type of craft, and may never, but am curious about it . . . )

Thanks.

And, beautiful shelf! 

Grout comes in various colors, including black, various browns, blues, and greens.

You can also tint grout with a bit of paint to customize colors.
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2008 08:48:59 PM »

Can't believe nobody commented on this, I think it s beautiful.
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grammardog
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2010 07:10:16 PM »

Oh, that's beautiful!  Great job.
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