I haven’t done a renovation post in ages mostly because we were at a bit of a standstill. The trim on the fireplace was giving us challenges, while at the same time we were just too frightened to cut the tile for the tub (seeing as we only had exactly the right amount of tile.)I eventually hit my limit and decided I just had to finish the fireplace. The biggest problem was a piece of tapered trim that needed to be cut to fit some very odd angles. No matter what I tried the angles and cuts wouldn’t make sense.
In the end the only way to solve the corner was a combination of sanding, wood filler and a whole lot of whittling with a knife. It turned out far nicer than I expected and was a lot more work than I ever imagined it could possibly be.
This fireplace was our first ever tiling experience and my husband’s first attempt at tile cutting. He is braver than I am working with the tile saw.
I think it turned out okay. This weekend will be a bigger challenge as I think we may lay the tile on the tub. It will feel good to eventually get the house finished.
Reblogged this on Effervescent Francois! and commented:
it looks lovely Deb, I’ve never tried tiling, I love your large windows too, they bring the garden inside, Frances
Thanks. I think tiling could become fun with practice. The windows in the picture are the little ones; 90 degrees to the left and the whole house, except the stone room, is almost one big wall of windows overlooking the back garden of huge cedars.