Gather your supplies
For the table
- Sturdy table
- Johnson Tiles 97mm x 97mm satin finish tiles
- 60cm x 120cm MDF sheet (plus screws and drill)
- 3mm tile spacers
- Davco Tile Glue
- Dunlop Ultra White Tile Grout
- British Paints Bright White Ceiling Paint
For the painted tiles
If you want to, paint your tiles with terracotta paint in random shapes. Do two coats of paint and then spray with the spray enamel to reduce chipping.
To work out the size of tiles and spacers you should use, measure the table. Our table was 60cm x 120cm. I found tiles that were 97mm and chose 3mm spacers so each set of tile and spacer was 100mm (10cm). The table would therefore need 6 tiles x 12 tiles. This meant we didn’t need to cut any tiles.
Because our table had longer legs, we first cut the legs of the table to turn it into a coffee table height (400mm) using a saw.
Prepare the surface for tiling by sanding the top of the table. I screwed on a piece of MDF to the top of the table so I had the perfect surface.
Apply the glue to the surface of the table using a tile adhesive spreader. Press the tiles down, and use the tile spacers to ensure that the tiles are equally spaced. Let dry for 24 hours.
Grout the tiles by spreading grout over the tiles and pressing it between the spaces of the tiles. Use a sponge to clean the tiles before the grout dries. Leave to dry overnight.
Paint the legs of the table. We did two coats of white paint.
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