Front Hall Overhaul – Part 8: All Tiles Laid & Sealed!

I laid the last 10 tiles in the front hall today!  And sealed them.  I’m so happy they’re done!  After laying them I let the mortar dry for a few hours while I attended a friend’s birthday party.  Then I sealed them.  Now the entire front hall and closet is covered in beautiful, dark grey slate!

After laying the final 10 tiles:

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After sealing the final 10 tiles:

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View from outside looking in:

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I’m still getting used to my new phone camera… The actual color of the slate is what you see in the first 2 pictures of this post.  The last 2 pictures make it look a bit reddish and washed out.  Meh.

Next step will be grouting everything!  Hooray!!!

Today Bonkers realized a new cat shelf was added to the living room and spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to access it:

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Sorry, buddy, not gonna happen!  He’d have to start in the downstairs hall, climb up to those platforms, climb up to the alcove above the TV, then climb down the 2 steps on the wall to the left of the TV.  He was fairly furious he couldn’t get up there from the couch.

Here’s a shot of Darwin I just took – he only drinks water from the faucet in our downstairs bathroom.  He’s very spoiled:

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We spent so much money on those watering stations for cats that plug in and have a constant waterfall of running water.  He has zero interest.  He only wants sink water.

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10 Comments

  1. WOW!! Can’t wait to see them, maybe next weekend.

  2. You’ve done such a beautiful job selecting and installing the tile. Can’t wait to see the whole foyer project in toto. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  3. Jessica@CapeofDreams

    You cut it close with the tiles. That is what happened to us in the kitchen. I was a nervous wreck towards the end that we wouldn’t have enough. Poor Darwin! At least he has his catio.

    • I actually ended up with 3 extra tiles. I bought 40, I used 30 [a lot of the tiles laid in the front hall/closet are smaller cuts], and I wasted 7 by bad cuts. But I was getting very worried towards the end!!!

  4. What Anne said!! We have one of those watering stations, but a couple of the cats always demand bathroom sink water. Anything to please them! 🙂

  5. The sealed tiles are really beautiful! Can’t wait to see them with the grout!

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