Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tile is down

Whew!  What a job!  Next time- remind me how much a pain it is to tile a 14x16 room with an island in the middle.  The island was what caused us no end of problems. It isn't set exactly square in the room (which isn't exactly square either) so trying to get all the tiles match up around the island was a challenge.  But, here it is:
 We disassembled the island to do the tile work.  We wanted to tile under the stove and it's easier to put the counter in place with the stove there.  The bookshelf was also moved out but there is a footprint for it on the floor.
And now, a rarity here since I'm usually the one behind the camera.
Tiling myself into a corner... don't you love my paint pants!
Now, we're going out to dinner to celebrate- that and I really don't want to cook.
Tomorrow we will grout in the afternoon- to give the tile plenty of time to dry and probably Monday night I will start moving things back into the kitchen.  We may wait to move the refrigerator for a few days since it is so heavy and we want the tile to be totally, totally dry and set.

9 comments:

  1. As always I am absolutely amazed at your energy! Your kitchen looks beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing everything in place (I'm sure you are too!). I hope you all enjoy your celebration dinner out.

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  2. looks marvelous! You totally deserve a night off from cooking after all that! :)

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  3. Wow, I'm very impressed with all that you have gotten done in such a short amount of time! Yay you guys! Enjoy dinner out, you deserve it!

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  4. You are a brave woman. I will never tile another room larger than a bathroom. Sympathy in advance because it's the grout stage I hate the most.

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  5. It's looking amazing! I'm so impressed and happy to see the photos.

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  6. Wow, you all are so impressive.

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  7. LOL I have those same paint pants on today! The tile looks great, you are doing a fantastic job!

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  8. Wow! You are Something!!! You get the Mother of The Year Award...you can just do it all!! It looks wonderful!! I don't blame you for not wanting to cook. I'd be worn to a fare-the-well! Good luck with the grouting! ...debbie

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  9. What a gorgeous kitchen!! And you did it yourselves... totally awesome! Love the pants too. They're a testament to all your hard work.

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