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Vintage Tile Tabletop

For centuries, decorative tiles have transformed the mundane elements of a house—namely floors and walls—into works of functional art.

Part of the fun of making a table like this is rooting through the tile crates at a salvage shop to snag a find like this 1890s 6-by-6-incher depicting a Spanish Colonial mission. Flowered accents, yellow-and-white marbled tiles from an old fireplace surround—bought in bulk—and a wrought-iron table base with a recess for a glass top round out the materials needed for this cute outdoor accent.

Get crafty and make your own version: How to Create a Vintage Tile Tabletop
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