Front Hall Overhaul – Part 9: The Grout Begins

On Tuesday after work I began grouting the front hall, just the first 2 rows of tile:

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The grout I’m using is SimpleGrout pre-mixed sanded grout in “Delorean Gray”, from Home Depot.  It’s a very nice, light grey.

Yesterday after work I re-did a few areas of that section where the grout had sunk:

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And added a few new grout lines:

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I also worked on some of the closet:

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I’m about ⅓ done overall.  It’s much easier for me to do some, let it dry, then do some more.  Otherwise, as I’m washing the grout off newly grouted tiles, the sponge catches still wet grout from nearby tiles and makes everything all smeared again.  Gah!  So frustrating.  Doing sections at a time allows me to successfully wash the newly grouted tiles and they remain clean.  Grouting is very messy.

Tools of the trade:

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This morning I took some cute pictures of sleepy rat girls:

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I will be grouting more today, and also practicing my stained glassing skillz.  As of now, I suck!  But I just started, so it’s OK.  Abbie gave me lots of practice glass, which is very appreciated!  I bought some patterned [clear] glass for when I get good enough at cutting to not waste so much, which is on the back side of my impromptu work table:

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My first stained glass spider web will be made of clear practice glass.  At least that’s the current plan.  My next one will be made from clear patterned glass.  And then I’ll graduate to colors.

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6 Comments

  1. Jessica@CapeofDreams

    I love the idea of the spider webs! I have always wanted to learn how to make stained glass.

  2. The floor gets better and better. Jo @ Let’s Face theMusic

  3. Make copies of the pattern and bring it over. You can use the pattern shears and my small layout board.

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