On a recent trip to New Mexico I saw a simple tile table at the airport while waiting for my flight. The tiles were unique and beautiful and I was totally inspired to make a tile table the minute I got home. Pretty quickly I realized that beautiful tiles were expensive and not very easy to find! I thought about painting some ceramic tiles but wasn't sure how scratch resistant they would be. Finally I decided on painted cardboard tiles with a resin coating. This project has opened up a new decorative tile world for me! Remember, where there's a will, there's a way. Oh, and always
Make Your Mark!
My stenciled tile table!
I love the random mixed patterns
Watch how I made it here!
STUFF I USED
4" x 4" cardboard tiles
Hammer and nails
1/2" wood trim
1. & 2. Measure, cut and nail the 1/2" trim around the table top about 1/4" above the surface and then fill the crevices with white glue
3. & 4. Paint the table top and trim with Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Aubergine and the base of the table top and legs in Woodland Green
5. - 8. Using Americana Acrylics and stencils, create your design on the 4" x 4" tiles with a cosmetic sponge
*I used two yellows for the base, then an orange for the harlequin and finally a light blue for the flower on top
9. Glue the tiles in place on top of the Lack table
10. - 12. Mix, pour and spread the Famowood Glaze Coat on top of the table making sure that it doesn't spill over the 1/2" trim
13. Pop the bubbles in the resin with a long arm lighter or a small butane torch and then cover and cure overnight
14. & 15. Screw on the legs and you're done!
My chic cardboard tile table!