Wednesday, March 17, 2010

So Exciting!

After I remodeled the kitchen a couple of years ago, we weren't sure what to do with the back-splash. A recent trip to Lowe's for supplies to paint the living-room gave us the answer. One type of tile that we had been looking at was on sale for less than 1/2 price. They are 5/8 inch tiles preset in 12x12 inch squares.

I started by sanding the paint off the walls to rough them up. I put on a thin layer of mastic and let it dry. I wanted to make sure that I had a good surface for the tiles to bond to. I worked on the area above the sink on Thursday.

On Friday, I worked to finish up the area under the cupboards and finished up the rest of the sink wall.

The tiling is done. Now I had to wait 24 - 48 hours for the mastic to cure.

On Monday morning I mixed the grout and got started working on that.

The first of 6 times that I wiped the tiles down.

I got the electrical all put back together yesterday and put the cover plates back on.

I also cut the pencil molding and got it glued in place. I still have to seal the grout, fill a couple of nail holes where I removed a piece of trim board and touch up the nail holes, but other than that the project is finished.

Hopefully the HDMI cable I ordered for the TV in the living-room will be here this week so I can get that hooked up and patch the hole in the wall. Then I can get the painting done in there.


3 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Yes! I love it, I love it, I love it! Looks fabulous! I love that kind of tile, thats just what I would've picked.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wow, it looks very nice! I wish I had the skill and the patience to tackle something like that!

Jean said...

Great choice, I'm sure it looks even better in person! I love it! Mom