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Old 05-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #181
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Very nice work on the tiled sink area. That looks like some tricky work. How did you cut those angles on the tile pieces?
Yeah, and did you use a special Caulk/grout? (thinking about constant water if I used in my proposed all in one). My sister used these glass tiles on her kitchen walls under cabinets. They had some on the clearance isle at the Home Depot here and I almost bought them, should have now that I see this.

And is that map wallpaper? Cute.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #182
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some one has gone way back..... the tile was a clearance item at lowes, they come in 1 square foot sheets and they are glass, so I made a little holder out of plywood that would hold one tile at a time and cut the angles that way with a glass cutter, had a lot that didn't work out, but on one sheet there are probably 80 + pieces to choose from. I don't know if I ever posted a pic with the grouted tile so I will try to find one and get it on here.

The maps on the wall covering was my better half's (Nancy's) idea... we just cut up maps and decoupage(sp) them to the wall with a clear sealer... they are all so on the bathroom door so when you are sitting on the head with door closed you can see where you have been or where you want to go.


We used standard white grout, non-sanded, and then sealed with a product called SLX 100 made by Prosoco not cheap but I was able to get a sample from where I work and it was plenty. The bowl for the sink in the bathroom as well as the kitchen
where just SS bowls that I deformed and cut a hole for the drain... the one in the kitchen was a bigger SS serving pan that we got a restaurant supply store and we cut a hole deformed the edges of said hole and installed the drain.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #183
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and to think that this is how it looked to begin with.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #184
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Absolutely stunning. Thank you.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #185
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Love the maps on the wall idea, countertop looks great too!
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #186
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Same. I am kicking myself for all the national geographic maps I hung onto for YEARS (actually, decades since I got them when I was a kid) that I finally got rid of a while ago.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #187
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Thank you very much Shadoll, Eyedeal.ink and Jake C, its a labor of love and hate, its my therapy.





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Old 05-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #188
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dogfinn your bus is looking beautiful! Love the tile, and the map idea is a good one!
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:58 PM   #189
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Love the tile work. Nice job.

I dig the maps idea also.... I might borrow that.
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That is a beautiful kitchen cabinet. I don't remember if I made this comment to you before or not, but of course you don't have a backsplash there, and it is, after all, a kitchen counter, and they have backsplashes for a reason. I understand your dilemma with the window being so low, or the counter being so high, however you want to look at it. I think at the very least, I would put a nice thick bead of caulk along that back seam where the cabinet meets the wall/window. Better yet would be some sort of bead material that gets caulked in. Just something to keep the water from seeping down through that crack and rotting out the wood and forming mold.
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