I actually made this funky table years ago before blogging was invented probably, lol, so there are unfortunately no tutorial step by step pics to look at. I'll be as descriptive as I can, but basically this was a simple project.
This is one half of a 4 recessed panel solid wood door. I first used a table saw to cut the door in half. Original and refinished hairpin legs were attached to the bottom side of the door. Trim wood was mitered and secured with finishing nails and carpenters glue to the sides of the door table. (Note: clamps were utilized overnight to ensure a solid adhesion on the table's wood edge.) The table was then lightly sanded, primed and painted solid black, followed with a dry brushing of silver craft paint. Finally, several coats of water base polycrylic were applied to protect the finish on this funky table.
Vintage broken mirror pieces were butter-backed with tile mastic into the recessed areas of the old door/table. I then mixed sanded black grout to fill in the open areas surrounding the mirror. After the grout had set for 30 minutes, I did an initial clean up with a damp sponge, followed by a thorough cleaning after an overnight wait. (Grout is easy to DIY, the directions can be found on the packaging.)
Find an old recessed panel wood door and make your own funky table. I think this would look great tiled with colorful broken dishes, mosaic tile, river rock, etc. This funky table is very adaptable to suit your particular tastes and style.
P.S. Remember to use gloves and take care to protect your hands while applying grout around the broken mirror pieces. Once grout is level with the mirrors edge, the table is perfectly safe to use. And for the record, the mirror was already broken when I found it. :)
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