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Recently I did my first tile job by myself on my kitchen cabinet. I have been collecting tile off of Craig's list and i finally decided to recover the counters. here is the before and
after shots. The prep work is sanding the surfaces to make the mastic stick. Lay out your pattern first and cut all tile and re fit to where they will be placed on the cabinet. Set the tile with mastic let dry for a few days. Continue by putting the grout in the cracks.Let stand for 20 minutes and wipe with a sponge,then with a soft towel to remove all the residue. After 48 hours seal with sealer. I still need to finish the wall behind the stove with tile.
HI, I have never posted anything on the internet before but am in the middle of a renovating a house and have done so many fun things and wanted to share. I couldn't decide on one type of
tile to surround our claw foot tub so I collected various colors of tile that I liked made a mosaic. I didn't draw it out, just wanted it to look free and flowing. Please excuse the mess in the rest of the picture, had a failed attempt at hanging a chandelier, need to find a smaller one. Oh, we have a farmhouse sink with a sideboard to be used in there also. The whole bathroom will be finished with all re-purposed materials, sink and tub found at junk sales, refinished, mirror found in garbage and repainted, windows off of Craig's List, floors taken out of a foreclosed house and put in by my husband, over the sink light from garage sale. OH and the 2 doors, not shown, are also Craig's List items.
We installed beveled subway tile on sheets in our bathroom. It is a fairly easy tile job, but more labor intensive than the slate tile floor I posted.
We had to install and tape the cement board. That was fairly easy. Measure and cut with a utility knife, tape, and screw on.
We arranged the tile on the floor to plan the pattern. I lined up the pattern with the bead-board plank wall.
We started in the corner because of the window.
We rented a wet-saw from Home Depot, but we waited until we had to make the cuts, so we only had to rent it for one day. The saw worked well, but not on small cuts; tiles shattered. So we then purchase da ten dollar tile cutter for the smallest pieces.
Tip 1!!!! The mastix has to be white when one installs glass tile otherwise its true color won't show.
Tip 2!!! A big sponge and a large bucket is great for washing off the grout.
Once the grout has dried for a couple of days, seal it. The water will bead on the tile and it will stay nice for a long time! Reseal every six months or when you notice that the water is no longer beading.
It's almost a universal consensus that we all hate builder-grade plate glass mirrors. It's so easy to spice them up, so I guess that's the silver lining! I looked into using
hardware-store mosaic tiles, but they were a bit too pricey for me. My solution? Hot glue and individual glass tiles! I bought them at Hobby Lobby for $15. The tiles have had no problems at all staying put in over a year of use. Plus I did it while 9 months pregnant, so it's a very user-friendly project!