Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Mosaic Madness

It's just about finished! The last two weeks have been really hard work, plenty to do and a top temperature of 42 degrees!

We managed to finish tiling at lunchtime on Friday 6th March and then had the grouting to look forward to!

We just about finished grouting before it got dark but as you can see it is a very messy job. Ninja had to hose us down outside before we could do anything else! The only thing that shifted the mess was a scouring pad and some 'Handy Andy' (Jif basically!).

Elaine was especially pleased to get this far on the project as the following day was her belated birthday cocktail party (more on that later) and now the guests would be able to see the (near) finished product.

The grout has needed a couple of applications in some places and the cleaning and polishing has taken the rest of the week so far before we can finally apply the sealant and get round to painting the sides. The overall effect is simply stunning, Elaine deserves congratulations for not only having the ability and talent to produce something like this but for the sheer amount of hours work she has put in. Well worth it in the end if you ask me.

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