1. Select table that you wish to pique assiette. Clean the table top so that there isn’t any debris that could make it difficult to adhere to.
2. Break up tiles and plates you wish to use and separate them by color.
3. Lay out tiles on the table in the desired pattern and adhere them to the table top using AcrylPro Ceramic tile adhesive.
4. Once you’ve set all the tiles let them dry overnight before grouting. (Note: This process took me three days because of the shell pattern in the middle and having the backsplash and border.)
5. After mixing the grout with water (I selected Polyblend sanded grout in Antique White; available at Home Depot) spread the grout over all the tiles. It works best if you are spreading in 45 degree angles to make sure the grout gets in between all of the tiles.
6. Once complete take a tile sponge and go over the table to top remove excess grout and to reveal the tiles. Let the grout dry for two hours.
7. After the grout has dried for two hours take cheese cloth and rub over the tiles only to remove the small layer of film. Now step back and enjoy the finish product. (Note: There is just one more step and that is to seal the grout. They recommend you wait at least 72 hours before sealing to allow the grout to fully set and dry all the way through.)
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! I know mine was both fun and very productive. I am so excited to show off my first pique assiette project today. Let me first tell you that if you are considering to try your hand at pique assiette I would recommend for your first project to do something smaller like a stepping stone or a small round table top. This project took FOREVER and since it was my first I experienced some hang ups that on a smaller scale project wouldn’t have been so challenging to fix. I hope you enjoyed and that this explains to you why there has been a lack of outfit posts lately (5 days of wearing nothing but work clothes.)
Have you done pique assiette before? If so, I would love to hear what you did and how it turned out. Also, if you had another process for doing pique assiette I would love to hear it!