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Topic: Mosaic Table-- from WHY?!?! to WOW!! (EDITED to add closeup photos)  (Read 7392 times)
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« on: November 05, 2009 07:42:14 AM »

My husband bought a table on Craigslist.  It was crappy... really, really crappy.  Not even worth the $20 he spent on it.  I cannot even explain how awful this table was.

I don't have before photos, but it was one of those coffee tables where there is press-board (in this case, stained and water damaged) and spaces for some beveled glass (which someone had taken out and replaced with floor tile, of all things).  

We didn't want to throw it out, so used his skills with carpentry to make it sturdy again, did the top in a mosaic, and painted the rest of it glossy black.

It's a pretty big table- the mosaic part is 3 ft by 3 ft, and it took me about 7 hours to do.  Most of the glass in there was intended for stained glass art, but there are also pieces of a pretty blue bottle, some interesting plates we found, and some beads my grandmother gave me.  I tried to use nippers to cut the glass initially, but gave up and just put the glass in a big bucket and dropped a sledgehammer in a few times to break it.  We sealed it in polycrylic, then scattered some little hardware pieces (washers I think?  Hardware is not my forte!) and some scrapbooking medallion thingies, and covered the entire piece in glass we had cut to fit.

We have three kids, and even with the drinks spilled and the crumbs that end up on it, it has held up beautifully so far.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 08:49:45 AM »

That is a really nice table!!! Wow, I loooove all the pretty colours! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 09:20:04 AM »

Stunning! Very eye-catching and looks very expensive lol

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 10:34:29 AM »

WOW! is right- it's gorgeous! I love the vivid colors and the randomness of the mosaic. It's a wonderful reuse!

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 12:37:24 PM »

This table is defiantly a trash to treasure. Its gorgeous!!!! Way to go!!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009 07:36:05 PM »

Thanks so much!  I'm now looking for other things I might be able to do this to, just so I can play with sharp shards of glass again!

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009 09:15:01 PM »

Whoa! That is amazing mosaic work! I love mosaics and bright colors and you have pulled it all together to create a stunning table. Great job!

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009 11:40:25 PM »

What an eye-catching piece.  A stained glass coffee table - who's a thunk it!

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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009 08:44:02 PM »

Very unique.  I love the flow of the colors.  And I also like the hardware in there.  Good job.

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009 07:38:32 PM »

It's really great, I love those saves that go from fugly to fabulous!

Can we see a closer shot of the detail?

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