A while back, I found some 12 inch by 12 inch ceramic tile, bright red, at a thrift store. I purchased a few as I have done some mosaic work and like these tiles. My first thought of how to utilize them was " make a Coca-Cola mosaic". It took awhile, but I finally got around to making the mosaic table shown in this instructable. I made a little video of the process; access it here: http://youtu.be/-4uiVME9NLs
Step 1: Collect Tools and Materials
I had all the tools and materials needed as I have done other mosaic projects in the past. Basic tools include: tile nippers, hammer, glass scorer/cutter, grozing pliers from stain glass work, putty knives, Dremel tool, etc. For the table itself, I chose to use a 24in. diameter piece of particle board. For the grouting process a window squeegee, a putty knife, a grouting sponge and a bucket of water are used.
Step 2: First, Prime Table Blank
I used regular latex paint to prime the table top with. This will seal and allow for better adhesion of the tile adhesive used.
Step 3: Make "Coca-Cola" Lettering On Computer
For my pattern for the lettering, I simply copied a coke sign off of the internet, pasted or inserted the image into my word processor, adjusted the size to the appropriate dimensions and then printed the images onto card stock. I sized the letters so that Coca was on one 8.5x11 in of paper, and Cola was on a second page. This way, the size I ended up with was the ideal size to fit on the 24 inch blank.
Step 4: Cut out Lettering With Scissors
I have found that using scissors instead of a craft knife is more efficient in cutting out lettering such as this. The craft knife is necessary,however, to cut out the "o's" and "a's" centers.
Step 5: Transfer Pattern To Table Top
As shown, I used black spray paint to transfer pattern to the table top. Any colors can be used, I simply had a can of black readily available. All the priming and patterns will be covered with the mosaic tiles.