Happy New Year and happy first Trash To Treasure Transformation Tuesday of the new year! Woohoo! That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?? Ha!
I hope the new year is treating you well. I am in ‘techy’ mode this month working on things around here (the blog) that need updating etc. I am also reviving my food blog >>> Foodie Chicks Rule. Lots of fun new things planned over there too! If you didn’t know I had another blog, a food blog, check it out here! (keep in mind though, if you do visit, that I’m redesigning the site…and it’s not quite finished)
Okay, so I am so happy you are here and I can’t wait to share my first makeover of 2024 with you today. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom to see my friends’ makeovers too. I can’t wait to see what they’ve done this month!
Transform Your Furniture With Tile
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I love working with tile in my makeovers!
I’ve done many. I’ll link a few right here before we get started if you want to take a look.
- DIY Tiled Criss Cross Tables
- DIY Tiled Table Top
- Thrift Store Makeover with Tile
- Thrifty Print Turned Tiled Coastal Tray (my first tile project on the blog!)
- Simple Thrift Store Makeover With Tile
- Blue and White Tiled Tray Makeover
- Mother Of Pearl Tiled Tray
- How To Tile a Table Top
Told ya!! Quite a few there.
Here’s what I’m tiling today.
Spy my cutie??
Step one is to clean the table. I used TSP Alternative Cleaner for this.
MATERIALS LIST – Transform Your Furniture with Tile
- TSP Alternative Cleaner
- E6000 Glue
- Grout Float
- Paint – I used Cashmere (and Transition for in between coats)
- Tough Coat Top Coat
- Paint Brush
- Top Coat Application Sponge
- Square Tile
- Herringbone Tile
Prefer to shop on Etsy? I have an Etsy shop also, here!
I will usually measure and try to fit tiles to whatever I’m tiling so I won’t have to do any cuts. I can usually always do this!
Since I couldn’t make it work with all the big tiles, I decided to line the edges with this to make up some of the difference.
MEASURE AND ARRANGE TILES
Just about perfect! Yay!
I did have to cut off the “connectors” before I began though.
Simple to do, just time-consuming.
GLUE THE TILES DOWN
There are several ways to do this part. You can use mortar or glue. The table will be heavy enough with the tiles, I didn’t want to add to the weight by adding mortar. Plus I feel like it isn’t really necessary as the tiles are decorative.
I use E6000 glue for this step. It holds VERY WELL.
Here they are all glued in.
Be sure to keep checking them for a few minutes as they can sometimes shift right at first. And once they are stuck, they are stuck!
Now you will leave it to dry for a day or two. I actually began this project before Christmas and just finished it up this past weekend so mine sat for a few weeks. You don’t have to wait that long though.
APPLY THE GROUT
I used pre-mixed grout in Bright White. (which you’ll see is not really that bright, or white, lol)
Apply it with a grout float. I used this one because it was the first one I came across in my tile stash. I linked the one that you’ll want to use though.
You’ll do this just like any other tile project.
USE SPONGE TO REMOVE EXCESS
Using a large sponge, go back over to remove excess grout. Washing and squeezing the sponge dry several times in between.
Do this until you have the excess gone. Then wipe away the haze, if any.
I had thought I was going to use Picket Fence for this table. Partly because the grout was “Bright White”. But as you can see, the Bright White is not very white. So the base coat is Picket Fence.
Then I used “Transition”, which is an off-white paint we carry that is used in between coats of paint when going from dark color to light. It’s much cheaper ($9.99) than the paint colors and a great choice when going from dark to light colors when more than a few coats will be needed.
After a coat of base paint (Picket Fence) and one coat of Transition, I added one coat of Cashmere.
Which is a perfect match for “Bright White” grout!
I used sandpaper to distress the edges on this one. There were so many details in the wood of this piece and I sort of wanted to make them pop.
I used our Tough Coat Application Sponge to apply the top coat. There is no need to apply a top coat to Fusion Mineral Paint but I wanted to seal where I distressed. Plus it gives a little extra protection.
Cashmere is a beautiful shade! It shows a little yellow in my kitchen lighting photos but the photos below are much more true to life.
A great neutral shade.
**The table is a little small for this area so this is just for “after” photo purposes.
And this one wouldn’t stay out of the living room. Haha!!
Piper’s eyes are always so wild-looking! I just love them though.
Then he proceeded to just plop down and go to sleep while I was trying to take my photos. haha!
Nope, buddy, you’ve gotta go out! Peep him over there??? lol Too funny!
So much detail on this one, that I had to bring some of it out with distressing.
Look at how well that grout blends right into the paint around the edges. (I did not paint the grout)
I love the design with the darker blue border. That only happened because I needed a “filler”…love it!
Don’t mind my slippers in that photo! lol Piper chases my feet when I walk around wearing them. So funny.
She thinks they are chew toys for her to play with.
Have you ever done anything with furniture and tiles?
Isn’t tile so fun?? The tile on the tabletop completely transformed this little table. I could see it being used as a side table or even in a garden room for plants. Lots of things you could do with it. So unique! And even more so now that it is tiled on the top.
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Don’t go yet!
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Have a wonderful week!