Monday, October 6, 2008

A Mosiac Project

The table and the birdbath were inspiration pieces that I had seen at one of my favorite store.
Victoria's Antique Warehouse in Leesburg FL. Ever taken a photo hoping your hubby would say, "We really need this." lol

I was looking at Jennifer's website http://www.theoldpaintedcottage.com/ In The Cottage of the month for July I saw a beautiful tray that finally got me moving on trying my hand at mosiacs.

THE START OF A MOSIAC

I remember the day that I accidently knocked a plate rack off the wall at the shop. When it hit the ground I sighed. I couldn't throw the pieces away because I had seen so many wonderful mosiac done by more skillful hands than I possess.
Does anyone else have a box of broken china?
The other day I decided to try to make a mosiac.
The old silver tray I found at a thrift store. It had engravings in the middle that were about some golf tournament. At first I sprayed the tray but the paint didn't stay put. Not wanting to pitch it I decided that this is where the broken china would go.
I really did not mean for it to look like a rooster. lol

This is the finished piece. The little roses came from a garage sale find and I snapped them off to place on the tray handles. This is a messy project but I enjoyed it.

It's your turn now!

I won't be posting for a few days. I am working on another project so come back to see what is happening at my shabby old house.

Have a great week

Becky


19 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...
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Jan and Tom's Place said...

Let's try this again (hit the wrong keys before!!)

How beautiful!!! I love it done on an old silver tray!!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful project! The tray turned out so pretty! I've always wanted to try this, but didn't know where to start. LOL! Yours is fabulous! :) ~Rhonda

Sharon~heartsongs said...

It turned out great!
I have a box of pieces to make a mosaic table. I don't know if it will ever happen. My daughter has done it so maybe I should just ask her to do it for me.
I also have a silver tray that would be great like that.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Becky,
Your tray turned out Fabulous....you did a fantastic job.....I love doing something new and different....see you just never know what you can do until your try....I'm finding that out with my slip covers.....I bet you do another mosiac...love it!!!!
Hugs,
Mo :-)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Becky,
It turned out beautiful! I also have some of these projects I tried, I seem to only enjoy other peoples art work and I am to critical of my own so I tucked them away!
Hugs~Kelly

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW!! That turned out absolutely beautiful. My daughter took a mosaic class in school and made the Eifel Tower out of little pieces of mirror and colored glass. I must learn how to do this one day.
I love your tray!
M.L.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Becky!
I think you did a wonderful job with the mosaic tray! It's so gorgeous. I have always loved mosaics....I have often wondered how difficult it is to do and what materials are needed. I can't wait to see what else you make. Hope you have a great day!
xoxo
Queenie

Beverly said...

It is so pretty. You did a fantastic job.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Becky you did a great job on the tray ! I haven't tried doing a mosaic yet.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Mosaic is a fantastic art!

~ Gabriela ~

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Becky!
Thanks for dropping by with your sweet comments. Yes, I was at Jan and Tom's place this morning and that you tube video made me cry too....it just touched my heart so much. That's the awesome power of God, touching lives across the internet. I love their blog...it's such an inspiration, just like your's is. Hope you have a great evening!
xoxo,
Queenie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Becky,
I've always wanted to try to do a mosiac! Yours turned out great. Using the silver tray was a great idea!
diane

Cori G. said...

Definitely a great movie!

Cori G. said...

Oh look! I posted in the wrong place. I've been wanting to try this technique for so long but am terrified. I have a bag of broken china just waiting under my bed. I was thinking of a fireplace surround all in pinks. Wouldn't that be romantic?
Your tray looks so sweet!

Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! It's beautiful. -Julia :-)

Christian said...

Thank you for leaving a comment when you stopped by my blog yesterday! I have been perusing all your blogs, your style is so romantic and beautiful. Your shabby old house is georgeous. I like that you and your husband are pursuing your God-given hearts desires together.

SherryRoseBella said...

Hi Becky! Your tray looks gorgeous! I have alot of broken china pieces and will some day attempt a project, too! Take care!
Hugs,
Sherryrosebella

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

This mosaic is beautiful!

BTW - I love Eufala with all my heart. We drive through there on our way to Panama City. The churches in town are just gorgeous, too. I'm sure you will have a booming business!