Thursday, July 07, 2005

grout queen



Yesterday was all about projects that I had started earlier in the summer, and was feeling guilty about not finishing yet. They are done! I grouted 3 pieces, one of which cannot be shown yet because it's a secret. I like to mosaic, but I really like how things looks when they're grouted. It's so satisfying!



Here's a detail shot. I'm going to take this little frame into the shop today and get some tips on really cleaning it up.



Zander and I had a really good weekend. We worked so hard on our patio on Sunday that we could barely move on Monday! The Wendy's we had for dinner that night was some of the best tasting food I'd ever had. Must...eat...something... Those Mandarin salads are TDF. Not really, but I wanted to use some savvy computer language today. Anyway, I'd love to show a preview of the patio, but I'll wait until there's not a huge pile of dirt in front of it! On the 4th we headed over to Mike and Emily's and sampled all SIX of the salads they made, washed it down with some Huber Bach, and then played some Taboo. I wish our game could have been taped our something. It was hilarious, if not a little bit sick. Our neighborhood had a thick haze when we got home. We had bits of firecrackers and bottlerockets all over our yard. One of the neighbor girls told me that her brother went crazy that night. I believe he might have. That family came and swept our driveway on Wednesday night to clean up some of the mess. They certainly didn't need to, but that was a really nice gesture. Tonight is Conspiracy night. Zander to the Cartoonist kind and I'll head over to the Crafter's kind.

6 comments:

emily said...

what color grout did you use? it's really pretty. i went to dick blick and bought some weldbond yesterday. it was only $4 and it's great for tiny pieces. soon, i will need some pretty grout.

Reb said...

I love you coaster table. It's so pretty.

Betsy said...

I love your table, too. And your picture frame. They are wonderful.

Ugly Juice said...

These projects are super great. They look even better in person.

Julie said...

You guys are great, thank you for such nice input. Emily, I used Dove Gray for the table and Earth for the frames. I love the Dove, don't love the Earth. Weldbond is also a great sealant when it is 1 to 4 with water.

emily said...

i was reading some FAQ's on a mosaic website and learned that a great place to find LOTS of colored grout is at a flooring store that sells tile for flooring. i am going to look into next week, when i will hopefully be ready to grout my projects.