Improvements & Remodeling

DIY – Balcony Table with Tiles

After so many weeks full of rain and partly snow, we can finally inaugurate the balcony season! For my seating group, I built a small balcony table with tiles myself. After-work drinks have to be put down somewhere in style :).

On my last visit to the hardware store (between various lockdowns), the tiles immediately caught my eye! The colors go perfectly with the boho look with natural colors, rattan and ceramic lanterns. I even had the rest of the materials at home.

DIY instructions for a self-made, inexpensive balcony table with tiles in a boho look for the balcony

How to build a balcony table with tiles

You can make the balcony table as big as you want – or how about a tiled bench? Today I will give you the basic instructions that you can adapt for your project.

DIY instructions for a self-made, inexpensive balcony table with tiles in a boho look for the balcony

You need:

  • A wooden board, e.g. Multiplex, the size of your tiles plus approx. 0.5 cm for the joint
  • Tiles with a pattern (I found my tiles at toom)
  • Acrylic for fixing the tiles or normal tile adhesive
  • Flexfuge (I used Manhattan Gray)
  • four furniture feet (I used hairpin legs, you can now get them in different colors at Bauhaus)
  • cordless screwdriver
  • suitable screws for the furniture feet
  • spatula
DIY furniture feet "Hair pin legs"  attach to the balcony table

First, you attach the furniture feet to the wooden board. I didn’t pin them all the way to the edge, but indented them about 5 cm.

Attach tiles to the board with acrylic or tile adhesive

Then you glue the tiles to the board with acrylic or in the classic way with tile adhesive and a notched trowel.

After a short drying time, stir in the joint compound with water until it becomes quite a thick paste and smooth it into the joints and on the edge of the table. If you use gray grout, the edge of the balcony table will later look like a concrete slab :).

Then the excess grout is washed off with a damp sponge and smeared into the joints. Let the table dry for a few hours before you completely wash off the gray haze on the tiles.

Here are the instructions for pinning again

I’m happy if I could inspire you with my idea – pin the picture collage with the short instructions on Pinterest, then you’ll think about the project later :).

DIY instructions for a self-made, inexpensive balcony table with tiles in a boho look for the balcony
DIY instructions for a self-made, inexpensive balcony table with tiles in a boho look for the balcony

I wish you a lot of fun imitating! Have you already opened balconies in 2021? If your fingers are itching to give your balcony or garden a new look, take a look at my patio makeover at ERGOimpulse Magazine!

All the best! Catherine

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