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Upcycled mosaic tile table

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

A European-style mosaic table was created out of a weathered piece of furniture.





The project


I created a table that takes me back to Europe. I was inspired by the architecture and the different patterns you can find on the walls in Portugal and Spain. These designs bring beauty to any space.


Once I saw the Modello wall tiles at Bunnings I knew I had to create something with it. I found this table that was going to end up in landfill and it was the perfect size for this project.




  • 1 box of Modello wall tiles 20 cm x 20 cm 





How to create a mosaic tile table


Mari shared these step-by-step instructions for creating this mosaic tile table.


Step one


Clean the table really well with any cleaning tool.


Step two


Spray paint the legs with Dulux Metalshield Epoxy Enamel Spray Paint Flat Black.


Step three


Sand the table with 120 grit sandpaper.


Step four


Place the tiles in position to check where you want to lay each tile before securing it.


Step five


Apply Dunlop Wall And Floor Tile Adhesive directly on the timber, working in sections to quickly and firmly place the tiles on top. Let the tiles dry for 24 hours.




Step six


Apply white grout. I used Dunlop 800g Ready-To-Go Coloured Grout - White.


Step seven


Smooth the edges with an angle grinder.


Step eight


Finish around the tiles with black paint.


Before and after






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Becoming a Leader

What a fantastic revamp @lifestylebymari !

I recently rescued two timber coffee tables which are now crowded with plants.  I hadn't given much thought to what facelift to give them, but your tilework is the perfect answer!  

I'm unsure if I need yet another hobby, but between you and @lauraahearn I've become a fan of tiling upgrades!  Thank you and congratulations!  Even your choice of tiles is inspirational!  👍🏻👏 🤗

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