By the time I was 14 years old, I probably had more experience in home improvement than most middle aged men. I had painted houses. I had installed sheet rock in a garage and a basement. Installed carpet. Tiled counters. Laid laminate floors. You see, in my house the bonding with my mother always happened in the kitchen. But with my father, it was always over a hammer and nails. And growing up, I couldn’t get enough of it. It’s funny the way life works. You grow up hearing that one day you’re going to become your parents, but you don’t believe it. And then one day you wake up and you’re blogging about mosaic glass tile installation and making meatballs. They got me good.
If you think about it, home improvement is really just large scale crafting. And lord knows I love my crafting. If you’re looking around your house thinking you’d like to try your hand at home improvement, a tiling project is an easy place to start. Hopefully this will give you some background information on what you’ll need and reassurance that it’s not much different than crafting! 😉
I bought everything I needed at Home Depot, so I’ll link to the products in case you want more info. Forgive the photos—it was all via phone cameras. Continue reading