Dry Bar To-Do List
Backsplash (same tile as floor to keep things consistent)
Upper cabinets or shelves (I think we'll go with shelves but just incase we change our minds)
Run some electrical thru the wall from the kitchen
Stock with booze and wine
I started with the tile because that seems like the logical place to start. I decided that laying the tile in a brick pattern would be best since 2 whole tiles wouldn't really fit in between the door frame and I just like the way it looks better than the grid you get when you stack tile. I also wanted to do a dry run before the mortar was mixed. That way if I encountered any problems (like a slightly curved wall) I wouldn't be stressed out by drying mortar while I fixed them.
I let the tile sit for about two weeks before (totally not necessary, but I was being
It was incredibly easy to use and sooo much cleaner than regular grout. Basically just apply a good sized bead of grout along the grout lines and then use the grout float to smooth things out. Just to be safe and not mess up our wood I put some painters tape on for protection. We did that when we grouted the kitchen (pre blog) and it worked well then. Just make sure to clean up the grout with a sponge BEFORE you take the tape off!
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