Each year, I take a break from the business around the holidays, to make sure the family gets plenty of time. It’s a great chance for us all to hang out and not have the added pressure…and sometimes gets me into trouble because there is “free time.” The weather has turned colder, and some of us like to hibernate.
This year’s project was a little out of the ordinary…we decided to put tile in front of our wood stove. That’s not really the unusual part though….you’ll see. Finished project photo is first, and if you’re curious about the process, just keep scrolling!
From the beginning, here are the in-process photos!
Second attempt at the grout – first attempt didn’t go so well and may have resulted in an unattractive
fit temper tantrum.
Next up, tackling the carpet spots. Oops. I made a bit of a mess.
If ever you want to try penny tile, there are some fantastic tutorials! Here are some of the ones that helped so much:
Pretty Purple Door – this is who offers the template for laying out the pennies as well.
I used two different fiberglass mesh products, and the one in the roll was significantly nicer than the “other” product. Here’s the one that comes in a roll.
Here’s the link to the Pretty Purple Door post that offers the template. It is WELL worth the $2.
Here’s the glue that was recommended, and it worked fantastically.