Thank you for your advice, I will start a discussion. I did gradually work down the grit numbers to sand the tiles and I couldn't make any inroads with anything above the 80 even though I understand that it will scratch the surface.
Hey @Jason and all
Im Nuwa, A Sri Lankan immigrant. Still in the garden project i started back in October.. Slowly completing it when i have a time off from job. Had a full paved backyard and we're trying to grow some veges and flowers. I find the forum is a very important when we look for answers on issues we face.
I dont have an answer for the sausage on bread
Great to have you as one of our valued community members @nuwa. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with any project around the house and garden. Thanks for formally introducing yourself. We are looking forward to seeing more of your posts soon.
Id like to introduce myself to the community. I am the daughter of an engineer and builder who has passed on his passion of DIY to me.
I love creating and designing items that are usually completely different to the majority of people. I especially like to recycle, reuse and upcycle where ever possible. I love finding treasures where others discard it as rubbish.
For the last two years I’ve been dabbling in Mosaics specifically with antique and vintage crockery, broken jewellery, tiles, glass, and mixed media embellishments on mainly 95% recycled materials, like furniture, tools, surfboards, pots, bottles, frames, clocks, totem poles, bowling balls, etc....I’ve created over 150 items, some of which I have attached.
I have also been mentored by my father in renovating properties and muscle cars for over 2 decades.
I look forward to helping however I can and sharing knowledge and skills with likeminded people.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @MosaicsBabe. It's fabulous to have you join us and many thanks for introducing yourself and for sharing your projects.
Those mosaics are amazing, and I trust some enthusiasts within the community will be eager to seek advice from you. We look forward to hearing what helpful advice you contribute, as I'm sure you're very knowledgeable on the subject.
Please let us know if you ever need help with projects around your house or garden or if you would like to share one with us. I'm sure you'll find loads of inspiration within the community, as our creative members are contributing their own projects here all the time.
Hi all! I recently joined this community and the Bunnings team. I’m really impressed by the projects I’ve seen so far. @ProjectPete anything you create is outstanding and @DIYgals I love seeing all your reno updates.
Like a lot of people, my dream is to have a home of my own someday. I hope to be able to buy an older home and renovate it with modern touches while keeping the character of the home. For now, I’m renting with limited space so the projects I’m getting inspired by the most are the plant stands (thanks to @joineryjo and @JoeAzza), mosaics (thanks @Julieg9426 for sharing your incredible bird piece) and @Nham's dinner table makeover.
Look forward to getting to know you and your projects better.
It's great to have you join the community @StevieB! As a fellow renter, I look forward to hearing all about your plans around the house and garden.
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Thanks @StevieB - I’m going to a 3 day Mosaic workshop this weekend and am very excited to see what I can produce so stay tuned for some more photos! 😁
Love your mosiacs, absolutely outstanding.
I decided to do some mosiacs myself a few years ago on a pretty large scale and had allot of trouble getting any helpful information mainly because of the substrate I was using which was steel, not used at all I found out after fruitless searching, so eventually I did what I thought was right based on some helpful information from Bunnings team members regarding glue etc...
I've attached two pics of my work, one a bird bath 1200mm in diameter and the other a street sign, or my sculpture as I call it, not sure but I think it's about 1800mm in diameter.
I loved the challenge of using the steel and leaving it rusty in places that wasn't being tiled and whilst not everyone might like my finished article, as with any art, I think if one likes their own work first and foremost, it's a bonus if others like it too.
The story behind the two pieces of artwork is that the birdbath is the centre piece that was cut out of the one large piece of steel with the inner piece becoming the birdbath and the outer piece becoming my sculpture. The centre piece of the sculpture was another piece of offcut steel I saw one day in the shed and I knew instantly it would fit inside the hole and I had hubby attach the inner piece with large chain. I finally got the sulpture finished about 2 years ago and the birdbath was a few years before that.