Garden coffee table
Create a fabulous painted mosaic garden coffee table with a little bit of help from Resene.
Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 08
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need: Circular concrete paver, Exterior construction glue, Large terracotta pot, Paintbrushes (including artists’ brushes), Pencil, Resene Concrete Primer, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Dust Storm and Resene Old Brick, Resene Testpots of Resene Alabaster, Resene Gorse, Resene Mariner and Resene Space Cadet, Resene Terracotta Sealer
Top tip: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Dairy Cream and the decking with Resene Sidewalk paving paint tinted to Resene Calico.
How to make a mosaic inspired coffee table
Apply two coats of Resene Old Brick
to the outside of the terracotta pot, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Apply two coats of Resene Dust Storm
to the concrete paver, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
With a pencil, lightly draw a moon and star shapes on the concrete paver.
Fill in the shapes, making ‘dabs’ of paint with a small artists’ brush. Use Resene Gorse
for the moon shape and Resene Alabaster
for the star shapes, as shown, and allow two hours to dry.
Edge each shape with small ‘dabs’ of Resene Space Cadet
and use a wider artists’ brush to make a line of larger ‘dabs’ around the edge and sides of the paver. Allow two hours to dry.
Fill in the background area using random ‘dabs’ of Resene Mariner
and allow two hours to dry. Fix the concrete paver onto the upturned pot with a generous amount of exterior construction glue. Allow to dry before using.