Friday, August 8, 2008

Our welcome mosaic

We finally finished our first large mosaic project! The boys and I went on a small road trip one morning and our first stop was our local habitat for Humanity Restore. here we bought a selection of floor tiles in colours such as rose, blue, brown and cream. At $1.00 a piece for a 12" x 12" tile, they were a bargain!! Next we headed to Home Depot to buy our grout, some different coloured tiles and some tile nippers. When we got home we headed out to Mike's workshop where we broke our tiles up using a hammer on the cement floor. We found a piece of plywood, drew out our design, the got to work. On Day 1, we sat on the back porch under the awning and glued down all of our tile pieces, to add some interest we also added glass stones to the design.
Day 2, we grouted and then day 3 we polished. Here is our finished project. It measures about 30" x 15". Now we just have to figure out how to hang it on the wall in our front porch.

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