It looks like February is my month for trying out new things. So in this spirit, I have invited a dear friend to visit today and share one of her projects with us. Millie of 2 Crochet Hooks is going to show us how to make a stunning Sea Glass mosaic table.
It reminds me of the sea and of the beach, both of which are close to my heart and between my toes. So I’ll shut up now, and let Millie take over.
Hey everyone! Millie here from 2 Crochet Hooks! First let me extend a huge thank you to Mary for letting us craft with you all today! I ran into Mary’s blog last year and became a stalker follower real quick! I love her wonderful sense of humor and her shining spirit just comes through. You all know what I am saying! Anyway I asked if she would mind sharing one of our projects over here and she graciously said yes!! Today I want to share with you this lovely Sea Glass Mosaic Table I have created!
How to Make A Sea Glass Mosaic Table
This table all started innocently enough – we decided to have our front porch redone as the wood was getting pretty ugly. When the contractor pulled all the old wood up we found some very interesting things stored under the porch – tons of flower pots, an old battery, an old military cot, tons of trash and this beige table stand or maybe it’s a flower stand or a bird feeder? I wasn’t sure but I liked it!
I slapped on some neon green paint but thought it needed more so added a few bright blue stripes. LOVE!! The frisbee is not staying in there….. but what to do with it now? I tossed around a few ideas but had no real plans until hubby and I returned from a beach trip. While there I had picked up some sea or beach glass to do something with for Kristina’s beach themed new home. I decided instead to use that glass to make a mosaic table top for my rescued table bird feeder plant stand thingy.
I snagged a used pizza pan that was the exact size of the table opening and slathered it with grout. I really really tried to make it even across.
Sorry for the shadows – I was not crafting alone! My son and his girlfriend were helping and blocking the light…and it’s about 10pm at night….Next step we starting arranging the glass marbles – these are the marbles with a flat side that are used in flower arranging and various crafts. Wanting a beachy feel I had bought 2 bags with different shades of blue and one with greens (and other colors).
I was attempting to make the center a nice circle of color….as you can tell it’s not very circular nor is it in the center. We added the sea glass and then if you can tell (don’t worry I know you can’t) in between the sea glass are spirals of the marbles. Okay, I realize now that it looks quite the mess but I still love it!
After the first layer of grout dried, we went back over the mosaic, spreading an evenish layer of grout into all the crevices, nooks and crannies. Hubby helped with this step, isn’t he a sweetie!
Then I was the lucky one to use the sponge and wash off all the excess grout so the marbles and glass could shine through!! Beautiful!
I wanted to add that hard clear finish you see on these types of projects and hubby said he knew just what I needed. Unfortunately he was wrong. He brought home some polyurethane instead of the epoxy. He insisted it would work and proceeded to pour most of the can onto my beautiful sea glass mosaic! After 6 hours and we checked back on the project, he admitted he might have used the wrong stuff…so we poured off all the excess and left a light coat to dry and seal the project. I still plan to get the epoxy to finish the table off.
But in the meantime, I thought I would go ahead and share with you my sea glass mosaic table! Don’t the two pieces look beautiful together? One of hubbies co-worker’s son (say that three times fast) is having a fundraiser for the FFA (Future Farmers of America) and they are building Adirondack chairs. I placed an order for two and plan to paint them to match the table! Until then we can use these chairs.
We had a great time working on this project as a family and I think it shows. Yes it was a bit chaotic and technically the table isn’t done yet but overall A+!
Hope you take the time today to share a bit of love with your family and the world! We can all use it for sure!
Thanks for crafting with me, Millie
Millie & Kristina blog over at 2crochethooks.com where they share their original crochet patterns, adventures with yarn and other crafty materials and share as they learn the art of being self-sustainable. Stop by and visit us sometime!
Wow what a beautiful beachy mosaic table! Now if only I had an old porch where I could dig up forgotten treasures! I want to thank Millie for joining me here today and sharing her sea glass mosaic table. Be sure to stop by Millie’s blog and see what she is up to. She is a wiz with the needles. Oh and Millie, that table would look gorgeous on my balcony (wink, wink)!!
Summer is right around the corner.I can smell the salty sea air from now! Are you all getting ready and preparing your outdoor spaces?