Ugly Table Tile Redo/Kitchen Project

September 24th, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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The finished table.
This is the table before.  Kind of!  It had been an outdated forest green for way too long.  I primed it and than painted it black, as well as the oak chairs and cabinet next to it. 
It took a while to get the tiles to fit correctly without cutting.  I didnt have or rent a tile cutter, so had to play around a bit.  My dh suggested the wood band around the table as well as staining it.  Personally, Im still thinking the trim pc. may end up painted black yet, but am living with it since it was his suggestion.  He helped me cut the miter corners with a little plastic miter saw box I bought.  We dont have any power tools, with an exception of a drill and a small palm sander.
Getting the tiles set up took a while, but everything fit perfectly with an addition of 1 wood trim on 4 sides.
The tiles was 4 x 6 discontinued tiles I found cheap.  Of course!
This photo shows the flooring that I laid as well.  (It was the 12 peel and stick linioleum tiles, but looks quite like ceramic tile).  The floor was about $102.  It works for now, and is a drastic improvement over what was there.  My dh is from the thinking of if it aint broke, you dont fix it. 
The finished table.

The finished table.


You asked for the table redo photos, so here they are.  No real before of the table.  It was UGLY!  Forest green painted wood with a faux dark wood formica top with side pcs. missing.The table was a $1.00 purchase about 13 years ago at a silent auction at my husbands work.

  We only have 3 in our family, so although it's small it is perfect for our family.  I loved the pencil post wood legs, as well as the wood framing, but have hated the faux wood formica counter top since Day 1.  I painted over that as well, but than decided to tile it.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, wood, kitchen, black, table, tile

Comments (5)

CottageElements writes: Thanks for posting, Gretchen. It turned out great! Next time I feel like tiling something, I know who I can call!

Lanette Posted: 12:17 am on September 25th
Chovey writes: Nice job! Creative, too!!!!
cynthia Posted: 8:50 pm on September 24th
grandmaper writes: Wow, what a transformation. Great job. Posted: 6:17 pm on September 24th
csudderth writes: Wow--what an amazing transformation! Love it.

Christy Posted: 2:17 pm on September 24th
junkinhart writes: Magnificant transformation!! I've been playing around with an old desk as an island in the kitchen with tile on the top, i keep putting some on and swapping out to see which ones i like best before i put it down for sure.....we have lots of different ones left over from different projects and friends. The wood trim is a great idea for the overhang without cutting -- i never thought of that!! Thanks! Posted: 10:11 am on September 24th
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