Friday, July 1, 2011

Ohhhh Nooooo!

An urge came upon me last Friday night.
To mosaic my little table as I was unsure what
to do with the table top.

 I have a huge bin full of broken plates...the prettiest
ones were picked for this project.

This was done at night, in the back porch with
a motion light detector...YES..haha..every few minutes
I would be in complete darkness until
an Elaine dance (from Seinfeld) was
performed by me. lol

 I added the grout early, early this morning to beat
the heat and humidity!

Everything was working out great, I brought
the piece inside because the grout was not
drying like I wanted it to.

And as I was wiping the china pieces

this happened!!!!
Ohhhh**t, sh**t, sh**t..darn, darn, darn.

The paint peeled from the wetness of the grout,
from me wiping down the china, from the humidity?
Sigh....I don't know....

I am un-decided as to what my next step is...
Should I paint that area a darker color to hid the chip?
Should I sand down the whole little table to give
it that chippy shabby look?
Grrrrrr....I hate it when things like this happen!!!



The Polka Dot Closet said...


That just happened to me today! I had a table all done and was wiping it down and the paint was peeling off. I am now positive it is because of the humidity. I have been painting outside and then brining it in to dry. I sanded the whole top down and left the rest shabbied up. Can't you just touch up the blue paint?


Lisa Russell said...

Our humidity is a killer, isn't it? Paint over the spot, then I would sand it around on the edges and other areas and wipe it with a glaze to bring out the distressed areas. You did a wonderful job! Are you putting an acrylic or glass top on it to make it level or is it decorative? Looks great!

Vicki said...

UGH! I say just sand parts of the table and give it a shabby look. That mosaic is coming out so pretty. You did a great job.

Vicki said...

Wait, like Lisa's idea the best now that I'm seeing it. lol

SueBee said...

Wow! I'm impressed..
You need to follow the advise of the pro from The Polka Dot Closet..