Saving a table top with glimmering glass…
If you are looking for a new way to save and glam up an old glass tabletop, consider covering it in a glass on glass mosaic.
Becky Norris mounted this transformed table top to her sewing machine stand to make a patio table. Not quite satisfied, she decided to make the top a ‘glass on glass’ mosaic creation. She added pink, green and white glass, filled in with tempered glass and floral designs and glued it all to the glass table top. This shimmering translucent glass adds sparkling accents for a rich and elegant look She says, “I am enjoying this piece so much now and it really adds a touch of beauty to my garden.”
About Becky Norris
Becky Norris is always doing something in her suburban Oklahoma garden. Her friends say she’s wonderfully gifted design-wise and that ‘lovely designs must just float around in her head 24/7/365.’ She’s admired by so many on our Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and even with health issues requiring three surgeries, she says she’s completed several large and small garden projects this year.
How to make a glass on glass mosaic:
Becky hand cut all the floral pieces with wheeled nippers and glued them to the table top with Auto and Marine by Dap silicone glue. All the glass pieces with straight edges were cut with a oiled glass cutter. The background is tempered glass from an old shower door that was broken and glued to the table to fill in the area around all the designs.
After all the pieces were glued and allowed to dry for several days, she filled the cracks between the designs with sanded grout and after a few minutes wiped the glass clean.
Becky then sealed the entire piece with tile and grout sealer and placed it on the sewing machine base. She says, “I really received a lot of enjoyment while working on this piece and know I’ll enjoy my table daily as I sit and drink coffee in my garden. This winter I will store it inside to make sure it is safe during the winter weather.”
“This corner of my garden needed a pop of color. This fall I plan to dig up the flowerbed behind the settee and put in a raised bed. This area does not get enough sun and raising it up will help the plants a lot. The iron furniture surrounding the new table top was made in 1940 and left to me by a friend of my mothers. I also have the swing to match this set,” Becky tells us.
“When I get a design idea I can’t let it go until it is a finished project. Now to get started on the next project….”
Go get ‘em, Becky,…we’ll be watching… ~~ Sue
You may need:
GE Silicone II is in the paint and caulks department at many hardware stores in a ‘tube’ like for caulk guns or you can buy ‘glue size’ (shown)…just check the ‘use by date’ on the tube!
More projects from Becky:
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