Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tiling Part One

We started Saturday morning. With plenty of this:

Although Cowboy may have preferred this:

I was told the tile saw I purchased was just as good as the one I would rent...
(perhaps too much of the above photo on the part of the Sales Guy)

Safety first (seriously, have I NO pride?!)...

First we measured. Then we chalked. Then we laid out. Then I thought the project was a burden and WHAT WAS I THINKING. WHERE'S THAT OLD DISGUSTING CARPET? oh yeah - Cowboy hauled it away a month ago... back to the pre-tiling experience.

2 1/2 hours later we were ready to mix the thinset and lay our first tile.

I remember from my THREE CLASSES (same one, three times) at Hom*e Dep*ot, that you are NOT supposed to trowel the thinset this way:

But THIS way... (Cowboy, of course, already knew that)

1 1/2 hours in

3 hours in

5 hours in

Cowboy handling the Tile Saw

8 hours in and that TRICKY PIECE BY THE PANTRY... I said, "If the door needs to come off that's fine. I'll just throw it away." The door came off... I'm not throwing it away...

Sunday... last piece...

grouting comes tomorrow (Thursday).


  1. Holy Moley!!! It's fantastically gorgeous!! Do you just absolutely love it?! That Cowboy is the bomb!

  2. aww Kaite, thanks! I DO love it. And I think it even ties the cabinets together with the yellow, which I had thought would be too bright. AND.... it was only 98 cents a tile!?! Can you BELIEVE IT!!??

  3. If you can do home improvement projects together without killing each other, he's definitely a keeper! ;) Man that can be stressful!

  4. 'swonderful! 'smarvelous! Slow going. YIkes. No offense. I don't mean it as a criticism, but a compliment. Hooray for steadfast, steady plodding onward. What a freakin' big job!!!

    Don't forget the seal the grout!

  5. WOOHOO! Looks good so far, Sohailah.