Sunday, September 29, 2013

New Furniture

A new home made side table, that is.

I made a little table to go between two of the red Adirondack chairs that are still by the front door. Son Wil has a smoke out there on occasion so that's a good spot for the ashtray.

For the longest time the table was just plain and then I got the urge to make it a little nicer looking. I haven't done any mosaics for a long time and no tiling since the message center board. I had some of the tiny irridescent tiles left over from that project and thought I'd give it a whirl on the side table. 

I bought a few gray tiles from work and cut them into three pieces to make them fit evenly on the top. I don't have a tile saw anymore so I used my rotozip with a dry cutting circular disk. In order to make the tiny tiles fit flush with the bigger tiles I had to cut a channel. At first I tried using a tile bit, but that caused the edges to chip and was taking forever. I was also afraid it would make the tiles break. 

I was getting a little frustrated but then thought I'd try the tile disk again and see how that worked. Being very careful I was able to cut a shallow channel for the little tiles. It worked perfectly. I finished up with the dark charcoal grout I had from the message board and voila! it was done.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tina it turned out beautiful!! See another picture for your Craft Album!! Hook your computer up to your printer and go back from the beginning and print out all your amazing crafts!! I will keep track your Art & Wine Festivals, and will start the PUSH again about 2 months before they start!!
Patti

Anonymous said...

That is so cool!
mt

Kathy Haskins said...

Tina,
Really nice!! You are so talented!
K