Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mom's Sunflower Mosaic Table

My mom had an old metal umbrella table that she was thinking about getting rid of.  But I convinced her to keep it and put Glass Mosaic on it to dress it up for her deck.  She's always love sunflowers, so that's what we decided to put on it.  I did have a little bit of a hard time convincing her though that Sunflowers come in different colors.  But after googling some images and showing them to her, we started drawing off the design.  We started with the Sunflowers, then added the leaves, stems and branches.  We decided to go with Glass nuggets around the center hole and the outside rim to keep from having any sharp points on the edges.  Then we added the blue background to make it look like you're looking up at the Sunflowers towards the sky.  Finally we grouted the whole thing with a Buttercream grout to blend everything together.  It turned out great and she was ecstatic.  My dad was almost as excited about it as she was.  He would come home from work every day to check out the progress.  Hope you like it as well.
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12 comments:

Shirley said...

Girl! That is stunning!! I would be excited about coming home too if I knew that's what was on my back deck. Really great job.

KayzKreationz said...

Thanks Shirley, It was really fun. And her and my dad both love it. Only problem is, with this Texas heat, they haven't been able to sit around it much since we finished it in May/June.

Carolina said...

that is an awesome garden table!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I also have a LIMITED edition giclee print giveaway by the amazing Lark Calderon Gomez!

BluMoon said...

Wow, that is so beautiful and what a brilliant idea!
Jackie

BluMoon said...

Wow that is beautiful and what a great idea!
Jackie

Sally Anderson said...

That's absolutely beautiful. You are very talent, that's for sure! Where in Texas are you? I'm in Houston! I don't think I'll ever go outside again! HA!

KayzKreationz said...

Thanks Sally. I'm in Central Texas close to Killeen. I agree with you about the heat. Makes it too hot to even work with my glass. Can't fire the kiln in this heat.

Tracey N. said...

WOW can you say G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S? Wish it were mine!

KayzKreationz said...

Thanks Tracey. I've done one other big table like that. It was for my son and Daughter-in-law for their anniversary/housewarming gift. It was a French Cafe/Bistro scene. Will try to post pics of it another time.

Elizabeth said...

Glorious table!!! Love the idea of the nuggets around the edges!!!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Fabulous table!

KayzKreationz said...

Thanks Mary, we had a ball doing it.