Mosaic Round table top
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Mosaic Round table top

by Janice
(Loudon, TN. USA)

Finished Table Top

Finished Table Top

Finished Table Top
Finished table in place in living room
Damaged table before start of project

There are some pieces of furniture that become too worn to use yet are too sentimental to discard. That was the case with a three tiered wooden table.


Through the years and moves, the top two tiers became less and less stable and finally snapped off leaving a table with a tattered knob on the middle. It was relegated to the front porch. The veneer began peeling and yet I could not give it up as it had been in the family for at least 75 years!

I had never done mosaic work before. While I was researching and making notes for my project, I was also refinishing the legs of the table. I purchased tesserae from eBay, and through the process I made a new friend in the woman who sold me the pieces. I had some surgery and this was the perfect project during my recovery time.

The medallion in the center is a special keepsake of my husband’s. Having it there when the project was finished was a surprise to him! It is not glued in.

The table now has a place in my living room once again and gets compliments from visitors.

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