Thursday, March 26, 2009
Mosaic Table Top and Welcome Sign
This table has been on my project list to do for over a year. It was my husbands table and it was the one artistic thing he had asked me to do since moving into our house 16 months ago. I had looked at some measly mosaic supplies in town... got the business card of a local mosaic artist...was going to take a class... etc. finally a new JoAnne's opened in town and I had some 40% of coupons...no more stalling. I bought some grout and some mosaic glue and a package of broken colored glass. When I got this home, I realized it would not be nearly enough to cover the top. I made a couple more trips for grout but wanted to make the table more personal than just "bought broken glass" My daughter came over and we started going through my collections...I added river stones from my friends that visited New Zealand last year, seashells from South Padre Island Texas, my polished gem collection from Knotts Berry Farm that I got when I was eight years old. A New York Subway token...some glass "stones" leftover from a large sculpture project that I left cemented in the back yard in my old house in Texas.
While in Mt. Shasta California I picked up a plain "Welcome Sign" on the bargain table. I was going to use this for a project to sell and meanwhile stuck it on a nail outside our front door, Bill said "while you 're at it, why don't you decorate the sign to match the table" good idea! I added paint to match the side of the table and glued pebbles we found on the beach in Santa Cruz. Now I'm keeping that one too.