These half-cylinder tables were provided by the owner for covering. I then designed the mosaic after photographing the living room where they would be placed. The colors approximated the room as well as other adjoining rooms. Over the sofa hung an abstract painting with an upward flow which I mimicked in the pieces that now sit on either end of the sofa.
In searching for pieces for the top of one of the tables, I was lucky to find a platter which worked well with the color and theme. The thrift saleswoman was mortified when I told her I planned to break it into pieces. The platter fit so well that I could use the rounded edge to rim the table. Extra space was filled with black plate pieces. This table also included carefully broken teal glass bowls.
The top for the other table was an experiment in dying grout. It worked as the grout ended up teal by adding pigment.
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