tile update!

It’s been a few days since I showed you my tile progress.  Wednesday, I pulled the stove away from the wall to start tiling behind.  I had to nail in a piece of wood, to keep the tiles level + to also keep them from sliding down the wall. 

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It worked perfectly!   

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Nothing to do with tiling, but we got another fan up.  Well, Chris got another fan up.  This is located in the 3rd bedroom, where the washer/dryer closet + guest bed will be.  That room is right off the kitchen, and not as accessible to the living/dining room fan circulation, so we thought it would be a good idea to stick one in there.  The sun sets in the back of the house, into this bedroom, so it will warm up quite a bit in the summer.  Luckily we have a LOT of windows.  Three fans + 14 windows, should leave us feeling nice + breezy!

Action shot!

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Besides nailing in the wood piece, I also had to draw a 1” line from the edge of the wall.  We’re going to add a small piece of trim there, that the tile will but up against.  If we didn’t add the trim, you would be able to see the edges of all the tile and the mortar behind.  This will look much more clean + finished.

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A LONG, long, line of tile.  This went pretty quickly because there were no cuts.  I love the first row!

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This is where I stopped yesterday, because I ran out of mortar.  I left a 1.5” gap at the top, because the last piece of concrete counter will come down to cover that 1.5”.  We are extremely excited for that bar-top piece of counter.  We did something a little different with the design, and I can’t wait for it to be finished.  Should be done in about a week!

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I’m currently about 3 rows out from being FINISHED with the tile.  I can’t believe it took me all week, ~5-6hrs/day.  Tomorrow I’ll be grouting the tile, and I will reveal it to you Sunday or Monday.  No more updates until it’s all finished + sparkly clean.  Cannot wait!!

I’m off to finish tiling, clean up from that [yay, no more wet saw!!!], then do a little house cleaning.  Pat + Natalie + two of their friends are coming up tonight to check out a few breweries.  Then we’re headed to Tasty Harmony for dinner.  I’m already contemplating what to eat!  My stomach is ravenous from an early morning swim.

Happy weekend!!