I have been working for several weeks trying to get these tables finished. Finally, I think they are! The Table legs are made from an old Porch post. The tops are just a piece of 2 x 2 x 3/4" plywood that I painted black. The Green and brown swirl one is a mosaic of scraped stained Glass. The other table top I painted the plywood, with the design of a large flower, and then I just used little bits of clear glass on top of the painted design, grouted it and placed it in the Iron frame that was made by a friend of mine, Kenny Jones, also from Santa Claus. He does amazing work. Then I sealed the 2 x 2 in the the iron frame with silicone. I did do that, I really did, but when I poured the two part epoxy top, Oh.... it just leaked every where! What a mess. So "my biggest fan" did a wonderful job of using his grinder to grind off all of the excess dried up epoxy that leaked underneath the frames. So I poured one more time on each and I think they are ready. You can see the disassembled pieces in the pictures below.
|Painting the frames for the Table tops. I used a black chalk board paint and then a sprayed clear over the chalk board paint.|
Table top after I started applying the glass pieces. I used a clear gel glue to apply the clear glass pieces.
After all the glass pieces had been glued down.
One of the porch posts. I really didn't do much to them other than sand off all the old, loose paint, then I used a Jacobo Bean Stain and went over the post, making sure that it settled in all the grooves, and places the paint was chipped off. I sprayed it with a Spray gloss sealer.
The green and brown stained glass top.
The flower top, grouted and sealed.
The finished products! What do you think?