Tuesday, June 12, 2012

BROKEN CHINA MOSAIC TABLE

I'm the world's worst to drop and break, especially here in the shop where things are tight and have to be moved around often.  Soooo, I had to learn how to save those broken pieces and make them into something pretty.  Like most of you, I'd seen the broken china mosaic decorated pieces.  Well, here's my attempt at that art.  I really love how this little side table turned out.
SEEE, there's a broken platter AND a broken dish..........always lots to work with here in the shop.  8-(
Add some old buttons, a few shells, there's a handmade rose or two, and some flat side marbles.........all thrown together to make one sweet arrangement.


After working out the arrangement that you wanna use, each piece is individually glued down, using Weld Bond glue.  I even used the stamp from the BOTTOM of a dish.  Cute, huh?


This little section on the front of the drawer just yelled to be decorated too.  So, it gets a ring of broken china, one hand made rose and a couple tiny china roses.

After every piece has found it's new home and the glue has dried, use any good tile grout, mix according to directions and grout the piece.  



Below are links with more detailed directions:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5898576_make-mosaic-tile-broken-china.html

http://www.mosaic-tile-guide.com/tesserae/broken-china.html

http://suite101.com/article/how-to-do-broken-china-mosaic-a157465


http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/a/joy-stgermain/broken-china-mosaic-table.html

AND MY FAVORITE this one by Enchanted Rose Studios.......
http://mosaictipsandtricks.blogspot.com/2009/08/broken-china-mosaic-pique-assiette.html



I even used those tiniest pieces on this little teapot.  

For directions to make the chalkboard, please click HERE
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For painting directions, you can check out most any of my posts.  My style is usually the same.  Please take a few minutes to look around.  THANKS for visiting and please, please come back soon.  Let me know what cha think about my lil side table.


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27 comments:

  1. OMG-- I LUUUURRRVVVEEEE that little table! I wanna run up lick it and yell MINE!! . Although I am sure it wouldn't taste good but is is beautiful!

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    1. LOLOLLOL. Thanks, Tonya.....I think!!! So glad you like it. Wish you were here. I'd just help ya load it into your vehicle.
      Thanks for stopping by....and thanks for making me smile this afternoon. Actually, you made me laugh out loud. 8-)
      COME BACK SOON!!!

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  2. The table turned out great! You should break china more often!!!

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    1. Thanks. And, oh, I have a stash. It happens allll tooo often.

      Thanks for stopping in. 8-)

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  4. Not only can you paint furniture but you can do mosaics too and well!

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    1. Im too slow with the mosaics, Carlene, so I don't do many projects. But, I do like the finished product. Thanks for coming by. 8-)

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  5. Hi Candy, what a cute little side table. You did a great job of the mosaic. Thanks for sharing it at Shabbilicious Friday.

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    1. Thanks Kerryanne. And, I hope to be back next week. 8-)

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  6. your mosaics are so pretty, candy! thanks for the links--this has been on my to do list for awhile:)

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    1. It's fun, Lynn......just a little time consuming for me. TRY IT.

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  7. Hi Candy, real pretty and always wanted to try, so maybe I will with your helpful advice.
    Anne

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    1. Great Anne........just dive in. You'll love the results.

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  8. Wonderful Job Candy!!!
    The table turned out great!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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    1. Robin, thanks so much for stopping by. 8-)

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  9. I still love these mosaic pieces. Beautiful job.

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  10. Oh this is so beautiful,I love it to bits. x

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    1. Ahhhh........thanks JeanetteAnn.

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  11. It's really cute. Different than the typical image transfers you see on a lot of furniture (which I do love). It's nice to see something different for a change. Nice job!

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  12. oh, fancy that. that's darling! truly orginal! hope you come share it and participate in our linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

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  16. Love this darling little table. I have a big box of dishes from my moms house, and when we brought it home and
    unloaded it from the moving van...it dropped and all the dishes broke. So...I am left with all these broken dishes
    which really didn't upset me a whole lot...'cause I knew I'd eventually get around to doing the top of an outside table. I want to start it this summer, but didn't know what compounds I'd need to set them permanently. Now that I've seen your site...plus a few others...I'll now be able to go ahead ...and hopefully complete a pretty memory table. Thanks for your advice...much appreciated.
    Sandy

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    1. Best of luck to you. I know your memory table will turn out great !!!

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