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How to Make Your Own Tile Table

Chances are you have some leftover tiles or broken pieces of tile in your home from previous renovations and remodeling projects. They’re just sitting there and you can’t really use them for anything. Well think again! Leftover tiles are just the thing you need for making a tile table and we’ll show you how you can achieve such a unique project.

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First of all, you need to find the base for your tile table. Maybe you have an old wooden table or maybe you can buy a cheap one. Get it cleaned and ready to be used for your new DIY project.{found on southernrevivals}.

Then gather all your tile pieces and arrange them according to color, shape, size or however else you want. Mix and match them to cover the tabletop with them. If you have broken pieces of tile then you can arrange them like a puzzle. It’s going to take a while but you’ll have a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture when you’re done.

Once you’re happy with the design you’ve chosen, get some adhesive and start gluing the tiles to the table, one by one. You can cover just the top or you can also cover the sides with tile if the design and size allows t. Wait for the glue to dry and clean and polish the new table.

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These are the basic steps you need to follow if you want to make your own tile table. You can then use it on your patio, on the terrace, in the garden or indoor if, let’s say, you need a table in the kitchen. You could also use this idea to make a kitchen island with a tiled top.

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Here’s a lovely kitchen table made with tiles featuring different colors and patterns. They all have the same dimensions so putting the design together was easy. It looks like a great kitchen island or storage unit with practical shelves underneath for storing dishes and other things.{found on 101woonideeen}.

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Make a mosaic tile table and also hide the rough edges to give it a clean and tidy look. First build the table or use an old one you already have. Spray paint the base of the table. Then secure the tiles with a thin set mortar applied with a trowel. An additional strip of tile will hide the edges and you can use painter’s tape to hold it in place. Once the mortar is dry, spply grout and sponge off the excess.{found on centsationalgirl}.

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Here’s how you add a tile tabletop to your old and ugly coffee table: you need a table, some subway tile, molding, spray paint, adhesive and grout. You may also need a tile saw. Add a thin sheet of plywood to the top of the table and screw it in place. Add some molding around the edges and then lay out the tile on the table. See how many tiles you need to complete the top and cut them to size. Add adhesive to the plywood with a trowel and put down all the tiles. Let the adhesive dry and then add the grout. Scrub off the excess and that’s all.{found on tatertotsandjello}.

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You can add a tile top to basically any table, regardless of the size. Round tables and a little more difficult to work with. You need to use tiny mosaic tiles or to cut them exactly to the shape you need.

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Any table can get a new tile top, even the small side tables or coffee tables you have hidden in the garage or storage room. Get them out, clean them up and give them a colorful makeover. Then you can get them out on the patio and everyone will fall in love with them.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on February 4, 2011

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