Thursday, July 8, 2010

My First Mosaic

Quite some time ago I showed you all some sneak peaks of a tile mosaic I was working on. Well it's taken me quite some time, but it's finally finished! My very own fish pond, complete with waterlilies and carp. No cleaning, filtering, or feeding required!It's made with recycled tiles and an old wooden table found at the local trendy trash shop. I took the original boring brown tiles from the tabletop, sanded it down, stained it to get the colour I wanted, drew on my design, broke up the tiles with a hammer, glued them in place with tile glue, and grouted it. My table is sitting out the front of our home where we can sit and have a cuppa, with *finally* something to sit our cups on!Not the best of works, but I'm happy with it!

13 comments:

teresa said...

This is AWESOME Amanda. You are so clever. This is something I've wanted to do for ages too. Yours has turned out really well. Did you design the picture yourself too?

Christine M said...

Your mosaic looks fantastic Amanda. I've never tried doing mosaic. Hugs, Christine

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Manda ...wow that really does looks so darn good....would love to have a go at this...

Roseanne said...

Your mosaic is fantastic. I have never try my hand at mosaic. Great work.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Well I think you have done an amazing job! Love it! Now you can sit back with a coffe and admire your handywork!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Sue said...

Fabulous. Mosaic is just the best fun (after quilting)and now you have this gorgeous table Well done.

clare's craftroom said...

I'd be happy too , it looks fantastic !

Chookyblue...... said...

the mosaic looks great......

apparentlyjessy said...

Manda, the mosaic is fabulous! I love the goldfish and the flowers, really well done!

Yarni Gras! said...

I think you did a lovely job Amanda! The pattern you made is both lovely and relaxing.

Bev C said...

Just love it!!!! I love the colours in it. Enjoy your cuppa.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Lynn said...

That is the best re-make of a thrift table ever!

I love mosaics. It must feel so good to finally see it completed :)

Enjoy!

annie2006 said...

wow that is so fab! such a fantastic piece of art. i once made a full sized crocodile in a similar style way back in college and thoroughly enjoyed it,- seeing your gorgeous table has me in the mind to do some mosaic again :)