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« on: February 29, 2008 01:28:43 AM »

It was raining pretty hard here last weekend and I guess I caught a dose of cabin fever. Next thing I knew I had made up my mind to tile behind the stove. I've never tiled before, so I think it looks pretty good for a first attempt. It's all done except moving the stove back the few feet to where it belongs- easier said than done but it'll get there somehow. The tiles are 2" travertine, navy blue glass, and stainless. It's a little hard to tell in the picture because I seem to be a better mason than I am a photographer.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008 01:43:50 AM »

i love it.
i think it really adds the special something
and i think it looks great for any attempt.
hmm now my mind is pondering what i could possibley tile in my house without getting in too much trouble

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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008 02:16:53 AM »

That looks great, fantastic job  Wink Did you mortar and grout or just epoxy?

« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008 02:53:03 AM »

that looks great!!!  very nicely lined up and even.  it really showcases that fantastic oven you have, i'm very jealous Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008 04:04:32 AM »

That came out great, and looks good with your counters. Now you just need to do your backsplash all around the kitchen. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008 05:32:45 AM »

You did a great job, first job or fifty-first!  Excellent!  It adds much to the area.

Now you've got me thinking about what I can do to make my kitchen look better.  Wink



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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008 11:01:01 PM »

Oh my goodness! Thank you all for your kind words. It makes me really glad I didn't take a better picture.   Grin

I used an adhesive that is also a grout and was all premixed for me. It was pricey compared to the regular stuff but I figured that it was a small price to pay for not screwing things up once I finally collected all the tiles I needed. (I had the darndest time finding the stainless and had to break up those netted sets to get them.) Anyway, the stuff spreads like buttercream frosting and aside from dropping a lot of it while I was figuring out how to spread the stuff on the wall properly it was really easy to work with. But I think tiling is addictive because now I just keep looking around the place trying to figure what to do next.
::blush:: And thank you for noticing the stove. It's my pride and joy. I cooked on one and a half burners for five years because the stove we had didn't work right and I wasn't buying anything until we could get the one I wanted.
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008 03:08:02 PM »

It looks FABULOUS!  You did a wonderful job!!!
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