So, to start I searched for glass tile. I found them for $18.00 a sq ft at most places! Yikes! Then I found a shop that sold them for $1.99 a sq ft! And guess what... they were the same kinds! Phew, I just saved myself over $200 for this project (*wink- as if I would ever spend that amount on a small project!)
I picked this tile which was the closest to what I had in mind.
But I didn't want the black. SO what did I do? Grab a few sheets of tile, and PICK out all the black!
My hubby found some extra particle board from a work project, and he found just my size. We cut the sides, and screwed them on to create this:
I set it out to make sure I had enough, and to cut them to size.
And got to work on the tile glue.
My daughter nabbed my camera, but did pretty okay with it. She got me laying the tile down. Yes, I am doing this on my bedroom floor. Wouldn't you?
So now, I have gaps I have to fill with the extra tiles I bought. Good thing they were only $1.99 a sheet. I started to fill in all the missing spots. I wanted this to be mostly grey and white.
Once all was in place it is time to grout.
(p.s. I waited OVERNIGHT for the glue to dry before I started grouting. I am an impatient person, so I was proud of myself for doing the full wait!)
I got my grouting equipment:
Sponge -Lowe's 99 cents
Box of grout- Totem- 8.99
Set out my fireplace insert...
Added the grout. (This was surprisingly fun. I think I like tiling!)
Had some unexpected help from this one:
(who also got into paint as well- notice the red eye! BATHTIME!)
Wiped it down lightly once. Let stand for an hour (again with the patience! Remarkable!)
Then wiped it down clean and that was ALL!
My hubby says I didn't need to seal it because it is decorative and no water will be getting on this.
And all is well.
Yes, those are my Christmas decorations. And No I don't still have them up, I am just late posting this.
I am thinking of filling my fireplace with tall candles, or a white berry wreath.
What do you think?
Grouting equipment- $9.99
Particle Board- Free
12 tiles - $24.99
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