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Upcycled mosaic tile table

lifestylebymari
Junior Contributor
lifestylebymari
lifestylebymari
Junior Contributor

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

 

 

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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.

 

Materials

 

  • 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.

 

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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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More inspiration for your home

 

It can be surprisingly easy to create an attractive and functional piece of furniture for your home or outdoor areas. Find ideas for your next D.I.Y. piece in our top 10 most popular indoor and outdoor furniture projects.

 

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