June 8, 2009

We really had a hard time motivating ourselves to work this weekend, but we knew we had to get it done, and that after this weekend, we could relax a bit and have others do the work again soon! Our part will come again at the end…tiling the backslpash.

We got  a late start on Saturday cause I had to work that morning until 10am. We worked from 11am – 9pm that night with just about a 15 min break for dinner with Kyan and GramJ.

Should mention here how appreciative we are to MJ for helping so much with K.  Kyan has stayed at her GramJs several weekends so we could get stuff done. We sure miss her, but know she is having fun with her GramJ. And we THANK MJ lots for all her help!

Saturday was spent measuring out our plan. We spend alot of time on this part. We always do. We go back and forth with all the tools we think will tell us if we are in the exact center of the room. And we measure again, then do some math equations, then try to chalk line (which NEVER works for us!)… then we just go for it and hope for the best.

We chose to do a brickwork pattern, which we were cursing about half-way in. Naw, was not that bad…..

Here are some pix of process:




Kyan helped us place the last few tiles:


Proud fo those few special cuts (door jamb):


Sunday was much easier. We just had to grout the seams. That was not so bad… took about 2 hours. We don’t have pix of that process…. but trust me, it went well (messy, but well).

And wall-aaah the finished product!


We have rinsed it with water (to clean off the grout film) about 5 times, but still a little hazy. We will continue to clean it, and will seal the grout this week.

We are very happy with it!!!


One comment

  1. Great job, guys! It’s looking like it’s all coming together nicely. Can’t wait to see the final results.
    Take care.

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