I love Blue Willow Ware and I love redoing kitchen counter tops on a budget. So, if you are looking for a quick way to update your kitchen counter tops on a budget, then try making these Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops.
These Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops are an easy DIY craft project that repurposes old or chipped Blue Willow Ware into an updated and affordable Kitchen Counter Top material.
The addition of vintage Blue Willow plates made into tiles is all you need! Well, the Blue Willow plates tiles, some outdated kitchen counter tops, and some time!
This easy Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Top craft project is perfect for anyone who likes to decorate with a vintage or shabby chic look in his or her retro or vintage kitchen. Blue Willow plates made into tiles are the perfect material when you want to redecorate with a vintage look in your home.
Working with mosaics can sound a little intimidating, but you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it really is!
To make Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops you will need to spread it out over a couple days; so working over the weekend will probably work best. While you won’t be working on the craft project all day long, you do need to allow for time for materials to dry.
To Make Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops You Will Need:
Blue Willow Plates
The first step is to clean your kitchen counter tops. Now, if you are working around a sink you will need to go ahead and remove it. Once you are finished you can re install it on the counter tops.
Everyone will have a different sized kitchen counter tops, so I can only give you tips on how to know how to make your Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops.
The entire counter tops will be covered in tile made from Blue Willow Plates.
Now, you need to establish the pattern or lack of pattern you want to create on your Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops. Personally, I like a random pattern, but that is up to you. If you have the time you could try cutting your Blue Willow Ware plates into small square tiles.
The first step is to take your vintage blue willow plates and put them inside of a paper bag or pillowcase. Lightly break them with a hammer until you have tons of small tile pieces. This is a great way to break up some vintage Blue Willow Plates that have damage on them; you bought on the cheap at a yard sale, or even reproduction Blue Willow plates.
Once you have your pattern established, you need to start working on your Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops.
So, take some rough sand paper and start to sand off the shine from our laminate counter tops.
When you have finished you can wee away any dust.
Now, to start applying your Blue Willow Plate mosaic tiles I recommend working in sections. This means, add some glue to the back of your individual tile and then place it in the correct location on the kitchen counter tops. You can glue directly onto your laminate counter tops as long as you sand them up and remove the shine.
Now, once the Blue Willow Plate tile pieces have dried in place on the kitchen counter tops you can grout. Be sure to read how long your specific tile adhesive needs to dry before you grout.
You can use pre made grout or mix your own to save money.
Now, I would use a white grout for a vintage or traditional look. This will continue the white that is in the Blue Willow Plates. You can buy grout in almost any color imaginable.
Use a trowel to apply the grout liberally over each Blue Willow Plate tile o the kitchen counter tops. Let it dry to a haze, then wipe a way with a sponge until clean and clear.
Now, once the grout has dried on your Blue Willow Ware Mosaic Kitchen Counter Tops you are finished.