DOOR...THEN FRAME SHOP TABLE...NOW MOSAIC TABLE

July 11th, 2010 in member junk     
artteachergirl artteachergirl, member
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The tiles on this table were collected over the years. Some were acquired from houses that I lived in, and some were given to me free from tile businesses since they were damaged...they basically didnt cost me anything. I chose black grout to make the tiles POP!
The tiles on this table were collected over the years. Some were acquired from houses that I lived in, and some were given to me free from tile businesses since they were damaged...they basically didnt cost me anything. I chose black grout to make the tiles POP!

The tiles on this table were collected over the years. Some were acquired from houses that I lived in, and some were given to me free from tile businesses since they were damaged...they basically didn't cost me anything. I chose black grout to make the tiles POP!


Don't have a before picture, because the door I used is well over 35 years old. I inherited the door from a cousin who is a landscape architect and he used it as a table in his office for years. I started using it in 1979 when I opened an Art Gallery and Frame Shop. It had two small bookshelves on each in as legs and I used it as a table for taking framing orders. That business was opened for close to 15 years. Since then the door stood in my basement for many years. Then about 4 years ago I covered it in mosaic tiles and we are now using it on our screened porch. Now another cool thing about this door/table is the legs are small round tables that I saw a friend tossing curbside one day. I stopped and he helped me load them up...all 6 of them. He rented the tables out for weddings, but had decided to give that up. The chairs we use around the table...all bought for $5 each at a church yard sale, and painted black. It was a little difficult to get photos of such a large table, but maybe you get the idea.


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (10)

snelson4778 writes: This is so lovely and creative too My friend and I made kitchen counter tops out of doors and tiled them. but they were more functional than pretty. beautiful job! Posted: 12:01 am on August 2nd
alicemom writes: Vicki,
Wowzer! Love it and the history that goes with the table.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:29 pm on July 16th
vanj writes: No wonder your an art teacher!!!!!!!!
Great job girlfriend. Vanessa Posted: 7:52 am on July 13th
MakinItHappen writes: Beautiful! Love the labyrinth in the middle. Posted: 12:38 pm on July 12th
artteachergirl writes: Thanks everyone!!! That table is the gathering place when we have our big family Christmas party each year. It's a wonder cat hair didn't show up in the photos...it's their favorite place!
Marie, I am ready when y'all are to have a get together...that would be a hoot! We could mosaic anything that didn't move fast...joint project!
And Jim...I'm jealous you got to see the bridge AGAIN!! I'm making note of where it's located since I was excited to see it I missed that before. Thanks! Vicki
Posted: 10:08 am on July 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow! What an incredible table top. The kids must love having such a talented and fun art teacher. By the way, that bridge in your last post IS located on the New Hampshire/Vermont border. I drove under it yesterday.

Jim
Posted: 9:03 am on July 12th
oldnews writes: I absolutely love this! What a beautiful job you did on it, it's so cool! I hurt my back several years back and while I was off recouperating from back surgery, I became hopelessly bored and mosaic tiled my entire picnic table! I swear, we could do some damage if we lived closer to each other!! :) Throw Midge in with us and oh my goodness!! I still think we should be planning a huge Junkmarket Style get together so we could all meet! Can you even imagine?!! Marie Posted: 11:48 pm on July 11th
BillyJo writes: You are an inspiring art teacher arent you! I can tell mine is too! Love the table too! BillyJo Posted: 11:05 pm on July 11th
junkermidge writes: What an awesome, awesome table -- a real piece of art! What a great addition to your sun porch, I bet you get so many compliments!
Midge Posted: 9:38 pm on July 11th
Prior writes: how cool! I have a half ping pong table top, I want to do this to, for my work table... I love the design you put together, good choice with the black grout... I never knew how many grout colors existed, until recent years. Love your screened in porch. Lezlee Posted: 9:31 pm on July 11th
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