Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shabby Rose Mosiacs

Hello lovelies!
Recently, I tried my hand at 
working on a couple of mosiac projects.
I used some pretty vintage rose plates.
I used an old patio table that had a badly painted top
BEFORE
I used plates that I already had.
Some were already chipped and some were just "cheap" and had not sold in my flea market booth.
I used an old towel and hammer to break up my plates.
(Don't forget safety googles) 
Then I arranged them in a pretty pattern.
 After I arranged them, I glued every single piece in.
Next, I grouted the whole table.
After grouting, I started wiping the excess off the plate pieces.
This is the tricky part for me, my table dried quickly so, 
I used sandpaper to get the pieces that were already dry but still had excess grout.
This is my first attempt at a large piece.
Although not perfect, I am pleased that I pushed myself to finish!
My first finished piece was a vintage sewing drawer.
I have always wanted to try mosiacs, but I was afraid it was going to be really hard.
 Mosiacs are "work", but turned out to be easier than I expected!
I'm pretty happy with my budding projects...maybe, just maybe, I will attempt some more!
Have a beautiful and blessed week!

Partying with 

White Wedenesday
and 

xo
Olivia

10 comments:

  1. Fantástico trabajo.
    saludos....

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  2. Wow! Your table looks great!
    Blessings,
    ~Wendy

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  3. I have been saving old plates to do the same thing. I love yours and it is giving me the confidence to try it myself- xo Diana

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  4. ENTIRELY GORGEOUS!! You did a beautiful job Olivia! And this was your first time?? I'm impressed.
    Blessings & hugs,
    Karen

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  5. Olivia you out did yourself! This beautiful my sweet friend!

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  6. Love your table, I have not done a mosaic project for sooo long. They are labor intensive, but I find them relaxing as I sit and put together the jigsaw puzzle of porcelain. Great job, my fist project went in the garbage

    Carol

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  7. I love your mosaic work.. how talented you are. I tried to do mosaic once and decide maybe it's not my thing. The grout didn't ever dry. What happened? Anyway.. Yours are beautiful.
    Following you now. Come and see me if you get a chance.
    Cindy

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  8. Oh my goodness! This was your first mosiac project? You look like a pro! I love it!

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  9. You did an amazing job! I love it!! Can't wait to see what's next!!

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  10. How fabulous!!! Now I have a new craft idea!!!!

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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