on the list from the beginning of June and that was after ages of inactivity!). We even had another pattern/ colour mix picked out originally and then on the day that we were going in to buy them, decided on a different set. Unfortunately, our champagne tastes caught us out again as our final choice was only stocked interstate and cost a fair bit more. Doh! The tiles of our choice look like this:
|Image from giant.co.uk|
So after a few weeks of waiting for our lovely tiles to come in from over east, we were finally ready to tile. We thought we'd give it a go ourselves- after all, how hard could it really be, right? The guys that had laid our floor tiles had left a bit of mastic behind and PK decided that with that, a spatula (previously used to patch the ceiling and walls) and a little "I can totally do this" bravado, he could get it done. Mistake! Although PK definitely gave it his best shot, we weren't using the correct tools or adhesive. We now know that there is special glue required for glass mosaics so that they don't slip. We are also now aware that we need a notched trowel to give an even and textured layer of said adhesive. Hindsight is definitely 20-20!
|Farewell Mosaics Ver 1.0!|
|The blank slate- ready for Ver 2.0|
Have you ever learned to DIY the hard way like us?