Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thrifted Mosaic Plant Table

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Cleaning out the garage and finishing all my “to do” projects is one of my goals this summer.  This table has been in the garage since the beginning of last summer. 
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When I bought it (did I mention I only paid $1 for it??) at the church yard sale, it had a ragged bamboo top that was falling apart, but the metal base was solid. 
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I sprayed it with Rustoleum rusty metal primer and it sat for a long time.  Then I used spray paint left over from the metal glider (blue of course) to give it several light coats.  Meanwhile I made the glass tile mosaic top on a 12 x 12 tile board.  And I kept moving it from one surface to another out in the garage…
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This past weekend, when it was in excess of 100 degrees outside of course, I put it all together.  I had to use a board underneath the tile (because I wasn’t sure if I could screw through the tile board and I was afraid of breaking a tile) to attach it to the base.  I glued the tile board onto the wooden board and screwed the wood to the metal frame base.
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I am trying to stage my projects better, photographically speaking. So I just have to tell on myself.  I was working on this post and noticed one of the photos had some underpants “delicates” on a hanger in the background!  Lovely! Hey, I was just conserving energy during this heat blast we have been having and drying most of my clothes outside on a hanger instead of running the dryer.  At least I noticed it before I posted!
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I am linking to these great parties!
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31 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your table looks great. You did a fabulous job.

CREATIVE MIND said...

Beautiful :)

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Great find! You did an awesome job with it!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That table looks great! All of those mosaic tile things look cool and your photos are awesome!

Sam I Am...... said...

Ellen...it's all fabulous! What I want to know is where did you get those mosaic tiles. I like them...they remind me of sea glass. Also, what do you use to lay them?
I also have to watch my photos as I have been known to do the same thing! LOL!
I have a rusty old glider and I've been wondering if I could prime and paint it or if I had to have an auto-body shop do it. I saw yours partially and it look so nice! Did you pain it yourself? Wow! That blue is just stunning! Have a Happy 4th and stay cool!

Teje said...

Hi Ellen! Wow, this is so beautiful! I have wanted to make mosaic but didn't found the time yet. You made the cover really beautiful and I love those glass mosaics! x Teje

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your table is beautiful!

Dee

Liz said...

Love it! Liz

Debi said...

Beautiful job. I love this. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/3-face-masks-from-your-kitchen-and.html
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Love how your table came out- the colors are gorgeous! LOL on the photo editing- it's so easy to just snap the pictures and put all your attention on the focus object in the shot. Good thing you looked at the background too. : )

Bella@artclubblog said...

I've become more and more fascinated by mosaics, and I think your table is fabulous!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ellen, This is such a pretty cheery table. LOVE the color of the legs and the top is truly a little work of art!

Your fabulous project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party going on now! Come on over and join in! So creative!

mary_smith said...

So pretty! Would you share at the Farmgirl Blog Hop?
http://www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/farmgirl-friday-blog-hop-65.html

Terrie said...

Such a pretty table. I really love the colors and it looks so nice on your porch. Thanks for sharing!
~ Terrie
HearthandWhimsy.com

Belinda said...

Ooh, I really want to do this with a table I have on my back porch. I haven't gathered the courage yet. :/ I love how that looks!

Mama Jodi said...

What a fabulous table. It's amazing what you've done with a $1 table.Great work. jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

Vanessa Dawne said...

Wow Ellen, I love how you beautified this little table. Your choice of colours & iridescent glass is superb. Thanks for sharing.
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Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

NICE!!! ...and fyi... I grew up hanging "delicates" outside to dry...we Italian do that ALL the time...and I still would if I lived in Italy

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

That is beautiful! I love the colors of the mosaic tiles you chose! Would love for you to link up to the Pomp Party!

http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/07/pomp-party-25.html

Sarah Evans said...

I really want to make one of these tables. I also want to get some of those little animals ornaments you can get for the garden and cover those in mosaic.

Very Gaudi!!

Commenting via the Round Tuit blog hop :)

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

Jill said...

Great table Ellen! And well done for getting through your to-do list!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Great table, Ellen. It is gorgeous!

Thanks for linking up.

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html?m=1

Erika said...

The table is cute, and the mosaic totally enhance it. Nice work you did, congratulations.

Southern Flair Crafts said...

This turned out great!! I have a table I'm going to tile (someday), seeing this may be the inspiration I need.

Tammy

Marilyn Clark said...

What a gorgeous table! :)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Pretty table!!! Turned out so nice! :) :) xx Holly

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

This is awesome! Perfectly staged too! I am trying to stage my pictures better too, make it pin worthy, I keep telling myself and this totally is :)

Taylor said...

Love the table!! Such a perfect addition to your back porch! :) Thanks so much for partying with me at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week. :) I hope you'll party with me again soon!

The Prudent Pantry said...

This turned out beautiful. Two of my favorite things: spray paint and mosaic.

I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-smart-solutions-linky_13.html

Have a great day!

AmieAnn said...

Gorgeous as always! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo!
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus