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Make a Splash; Glass Tile Backsplash: Guest

12 May 2010

Here is a nice updated kitchen with glass tile.  Great job by A Little Lovely!  I found her blog and wanted to share.



i was so excited to do this project, and really love how it turned out! now it's time to accessorize!!


here's how...

supplies
glass tiles
trowel
grout float
ceramic tile adhesive
unsanded grout
bucket


tutorial
{sorry i don't have step by step pictures. if you have any questions, leave a comment or email me!}

first, make sure your wall is clean.

apply ceramic tile adhesive to the wall with a trowel as you go. most glass tiles come in 12"x12" sheets. so, cover approximately 12"x12" with adhesive and then lay your tiles. repeat this process until all your tile is installed.

let the tiles set according to the directions on the ceramic tile adhesive.

mix unsanded grout{make sure it's unsanded so you don't scratch your glass tiles!} according to its directions.

with your grout float, smear grout onto tiles. while filling the grout lines, the grout will get all over the tiles, but that's ok. let the grout dry for a little while and then wipe tile with a damp spong. i think i waited about 5-10 min. {check the grout directions for exact time.}

you will have to wipe your tile several times with a damp sponge until all the grout is off the tile. make sure you don't let the grout dry too much and make sure your sponge isn't too wet. you don't want the grout to harden on your tile and you don't want to take the grout out of the grout lines.

let me know if you have any questions, good luck!!

before:
{sorry for the awful picture, it's from my phone.}

after:


Nice Upgrade! What do you think?

8 comments:

Low Tide High Style May 12, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

Beautiful! I love glass mosaic tiles and painted cabinetry, what a gorgeous transformation!

Kat :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys May 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

It amazes me what a huge difference paint can make. The glass tile backsplash is classy.

Tracie June 4, 2011 at 9:44 AM  

Please!!!!!! DO NOT USE ADHESIVE when installing glass tiles! All glass tile must be installed with WHITE thinset. The manufacturer should have included those directions with the tile, or the homeowner should have been advised at point of purchase. It looks lovely, but it may not stay adhered to the wall for the long hall!

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