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Thursday 9 June 2016

The making of a mosaic bistro table

Hello blogger friends!
I hope this finds you well.
I have been very busy recently making some bespoke bistro mosaic tables - must be the onset of summer!
I really enjoy making them, as not only are they a mosaic work of art, but they are also very practical.  I make the tables using porcelain tiles which are tough and frost resistant, using weatherproof cement board as my base, and waterproof glue and grout.  They are all ready then for whatever the weather might throw at them!
I start off by drawing the basic design on the cement board.  Cement board is tricky to cut, and we have a special blade for the saw - this size is 60cm in diameter.
I then choose the porcelain tile colours and get snipping.  I make the initial cuts with my porcelain cutters, then use my ordinary snippers to shape the pieces more carefully.
See the mosaic table progress below -

Finally, I grouted the table with a beige grout which brings all the colours out beautifully.

I hope you like it - my client says it makes her smile every time she looks at it!

Until next time,
Felicity x