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Must Have Retro Tiled Coffee Table

CraftsAmanda Russell

Customise your own retro tiled coffee table, take a cheap as chips high street coffee table and give it enviable style and originality with this easy project. I used ceramic pens to add designs to budget white glazed tiles, easily sourced from any of the diy sheds.

You will need:

  • Coffee table
  • Tiles
  • Ceramic pen
  • Tile adhesive
  • Grout
  • Edging strip
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Beading for edging strip
  • Panel pins
  • Hammer
  • Saw
  1. Choose two designs for the pattern on the tiles and then draw on with the ceramic pen. Leave tiles to dry.
  2. Paint the table with black paint.
  3. Arrange the tiles on the tabletop, keeping the design random, combine patterned and plain tiles. When you’re happy with the design take a photo to use as your guide as you stick the tiles in place with tile adhesive. I stuck these tiles snuggly against each other. Leave to dry.
  4. To neaten the table edge cut a retaining strip from beading then secure in place with panel pins.
  5. Grout the table, leave to dry. Paint the retaining strip to match the table.