6.20.2010

re:master

A couple weeks ago we tiled the master bath with some Vermont black slate that we ordered through Dal-Tile.

First we dry-fit and laid a mortar bed for the cement backerboard.



And then screwed it down with cement screws -


Then we used a wet saw to cut and dry-fit the tile using tile spacers -



Then mixed some more mortar and laid the tile...
(This is Anthony putting mesh tape over the joints in the backerboard.)



Next up was grouting the joints, after the tile had set up for a couple of days...


And sponging off the excess grout -


I'll post a final picture later - we still need to add another application of grout to the joints, since the slate isn't as smooth and flat as other tile.

And then a hand-me-down light fixture turned into a bigger project...

Some friends gave us a pretty capiz shell chandelier, which we thought would be perfect for our living room, which has had an empty junction box since we moved in. But before we could hang the fixture, we had to paint the ceiling in the living room, so we moved all the furniture out of the room and into the dining room...



But then, since we had all the furniture out of the room, we decided we might as well finish the rest of the room, so we finished caulking all the baseboards and then painted all the windows, trim and fireplace...






So now we've decided to take one room at a time, and finish everything in the room. It's less daunting to have smaller milestones...

7 comments:

Alicia said...

nice- we will have to spend more time in the formal living room!

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mucea said...

cool

Homeowner Insurance said...

Well done!

Super Handyman Dave said...

nice job. Dave

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

hi, i have been stalking your blog to peek at your house color over and over. i have a sample on my house but im still not sure. do you think it has a bit of yellow to it? the renwick olive? we are doing cement board and the SW samples we were given don't have many good greenish browish colors.
Thanks!
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