Check me out! Remember when we tiled the bathrooms? Those few weeks trained me to be a “master” tiler and I got to flex my skills again at Home Depot with a Do-It-Herself Workshop.
Our task at hand was to mosaic tile a 12′ mirror using some supplies to help make the task easier than one originally thought. Tile Stick sheeting, sanded grout and the traditional grouting method were recommended. While I did find the tile stick sheeting to be a helpful process, they didn’t tell us to trim it to size (it left a sticky paper residue wider than the tile strips) and the instructors mentioned to use a trowel to lay the grout, when a float is actually the best method to lay grout and prevent scratching the tiles.
…so I used my hands and gloves. 🙂 Despite the odds, my extremely awesome and helpful partner Krystyn and I had a pretty successful end project that I got to take home. There was no grout sealer to mix into the grout, so they recommended we head over to purchase some to lay in later. The cheap-o in me saved the bucks and modge-podged the thing shut. Sure, I lost a little sheen in the tile, but ended up with a nicely glazed and sealed project for no cost.
Other Atlanta bloggers attended the workshop and I think everyone had a great time. The instructors were incredibly helpful, kind and attentive, mentioning you can use this same process to tile a backsplash in your home (Hmmm… thinking about that). I just wish I had brought my grout float. 🙂 If you live near a Home Depot, check out the DIH Workshops available on the third Thursday of each month. Keep an eye peeled for me – I think I’ll be going again!