Our “Faux Mo” Table Top


A few months ago I wrote about how I changed the look of this table by adding a piece of decorative paper under the glass.  The piece of paper was actually scrapbook paper, and I selected it because it contained items, like a passport, postcard, Eiffel Tower “fauxto”, etc.  It fit in with our interests.  When the Young House Love book came out, and doing this was one of their many projects, I knew I was on the right track.


I was getting a little tired of that particular look, so recently when I was at the craft store, I picked up another sheet of scrapbook paper.  I think this one cost me all of 59 cents.  I picked it because it looks like teeny mosaic tiles.  I know it’s fake, but I think faux sounds more expensive better, don’t you? It makes it sound as if it at least cost $1.00.


All I had to do was cut the paper down to size, remove some nails from the table, replace the existing paper with a new sheet, and put it back together.  BAM!


Ta-dah!!!!!  Doesn’t it look great???  I have to laugh to myself, because the difference is amazing.


Doesn’t it look like real mosaic?  And the thing is, since it is under glass, you can’t feel it.  So, I think people will just assume it’s mosaic and textured.


This sweet little table once belonged to Mr. Autumn’s aunt.  It was one in a set of stacking tables.  It works perfectly in our great room, and is a nice place to set a drink.  I made sure of that because when I inserted the last sheet of paper last spring, I only put three little tacks in it to hold it together, and you know what happened.  Right.  It fell out once.  Well, have a good day.  I’m going to get a cup of tea and give our new faux mosaic table a test-drive.


Take care.

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  1. says

    I just LOVE this! What a great idea! I love changing things up around my house and would love to do it more, and this is an inexpensive, fun way to do just that! Thanks for the wonderful idea! =D