DIY How to Make a Mosaic and Install It in Your Room
Add interest and that artistic flair by installing a colorful mosaic in your kitchen ... or any room really. It is certainly a do-able DIY project that doesn't take a professional to do. Kids can help as well! Just look at the result!!!
I applied the tiles to MDF backing while laying on a flat surface to make it easier for the tiles to adhere and stay put. This is an artistic project as well, so this will give you the time and ability to arrange the tiles and be happy with it.
I used blue painters tape to ensure a good clean edge for installation on the island. Once all the grout is done, let dry and remove the tape. It will be messy, so have a vacuum ready to get all the flecks up.
This piece was a bit on the heavy side, so if you are planning on doing one to this size, have someone help move it. Be sure not to let it bow as it may alter the integrity of the piece from the flexing. You may have to sand some edges just to have it fit nicely.
Finish the installation with corner molding painted the same color as the surround to give it a framed complete look.
You HAVE to go to Taradaramadeit.com to see the adhesive and the grout products used. While you're there you will find a plethora of DIY projects for the whole family. Oh, and she's a huge thrifter that has a ton of makeovers on her site.
Oh, you can purchase tiles from any home hardware store or go to a special tile shop to get some of the more unique colors, etc.