From bulk trash to bedside table

Phoenix, AZ

This was in my son's garage for years. It was originally a butcher block table. But after having tools and car parts stored on it the butcher block warped and split. My son had it ready for bulk trash and I rescued it. Tightened up the legs, attached a piece of plywood with 1/4 round shoe moulding to frame the top, painted lime green and Mosaic'd


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(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

Treasure for sure!!!! it is lovely!

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Oh WOW! You are the creative gal!
Love it!

Lancaster, OH(Zone 6a)

Very Very Nice piece of work.

Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX(Zone 8b)

Great Save!!!

Englewood, FL

Wow!! looks great, I've been collecting odd tile pieces for years hoping to do something like this, but I don't know where to start, do you use plaster, cement or what?

Phoenix, AZ

I just used wood glue to glue the pieces down and then grouted.

If it's something that will be outside, planter, stepping stone. I used liquid nails to adhere the pieces.

College Station, TX

Lovely! Someday I will try that!

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)


Lilburn, GA

I love that, Fish! It's beautiful!

Mesilla Park, NM

That came out really nice, I really like that. ditto everyone.

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

I love looking at the pictures of your new table. I think it is so beautiful. How long does it take to become a "professional" Fish_knees? I would be so proud to have that in my house for all to see. I keep saying, "One of these days........".

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Love it! Pretty colors too.

stockport, United Kingdom

That was an awesome creative idea buddy, you have given a new look to the entire table, now it can also be used as bedside table for the room in a house.

Newark, DE

I really like this!!

I have been thinking about trying to mosaic something for some time. I recently found this site and saw many good ideas. I just know when I figure out what to use and how to do it, I will have to attempt a bowling ball. I have also been thinking about a small-medium table on wheels, which I could move wherever I wanted to work on crafts. I think this is a great idea to do both. I can always find an old table and just take it from there.

Thanks Fish Knees! (love your "name" too)

Phoenix, AZ

Lol, wow this is a blast from the past :)

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

I almost forgot what a beautiful table you made, glad I came back to look at it. Have you made any more beautiful pieces?

Phoenix, AZ

Haven't done much in the way of Mosaic. Lot's of ideas though LOL.

Ellenboro, NC(Zone 7a)

Absolutely amazing, looks like something off a showroom floor.

Phoenix, AZ

Oh you guys are too kind ♥

Shawnee Mission, KS(Zone 6a)

This is very nice. Great use of the tiles and putting colors together.

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