It must be something about owning a yellow house. Everything yellow seems to catch my eye.
When I found this table in my mother’s house after she passed away I thought it was too cute to throw out so I decided to take it home and show it some love.
I started by taking it completely apart and sanding it down. Some of the dowel rods with missing in the rack so I had to purchase and cut new ones to fill in the gaps.
Then I applied 2 coats of white paint and put it back together.
Once the table was back together, I had to start working on the top. There was a hole in the top where a lamp was once attached so I to seal the hole with wood filler and paint over it.
A few months ago I ran across a table online that had been tiled using old broken china. I loved the look and set our to find the perfect pink plates to do something similar. However, I never was able to find the right plates for the job; or to complete the look I had in my head.
While garage sale shopping with my girlfriend, I stumbled upon a set of 10 plates for $3. I initially passed them up but finally decided I could not pass up a $3 deal… surely, I would find SOMETHING to do with 10 daisy plates.
Eventually I got impatient and decided to forgo the pink table top and opted to use the yellow daisy plates for my little magazine table.
I carefully cut each piece and laid it out on my work space so the pattern would line up. After I was sure I had enough tiles cut, I placed them on the table top to see exactly how I wanted it to look. (please be sure to wear gloves and safety glasses)
Once I had it all laid out like I wanted it, I used tile adhesive to attach each piece to the table top. You can do this a couple of ways: you can spread the adhesive on the full table using a tile trowel or you and do like I did and put the adhesive on each individual piece and lay them one at a time.
The reason I chose to do it that was is because all of the pieces were different widths and shapes and it was nearly impossible to get them even.
I let the adhesive dry overnight and added non-sanded grout the next day and let that dry overnight. The next day, I sealed the grout with grout sealer.
I had initially thought about leaving the table while but the yellow daisies seem to get lost in the white table so I decided to paint the table yellow and add a light brown glaze to bring out the golden brown tones of the daisy petals.
Finally, it was time to add a coat of poly. I always try to use poly just to add extra durability. The last thing you want it for your paint to chip away.
I am very happy with the way it turned out.