Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Mosaic a Backsplash
We finished our kitchen remodel over 14 months ago and I still haven't tiled a mosaic back splash yet. Trevor likes to remind me of this, so I am making a real effort here to get going on this.
I've done the drawings, made the measurements, bought the glass and am on my way to a unique and special back splash.
I have done so many mosaics that my sketches (unless for public consumption) look like chicken scratch. But I can understand what I mean, so that is all that matters.
For this mosaic, I am using stained glass. I think it is going to compliment our black counter top and the general contemporary feel of the room nicely.
I buy the glass in large sheets at Big M Stained Glass here in Tacoma. I bought an expensive red but, all in all, the materials for the entire thing, including glass, mesh, thinset, and grout, are costing less than $200. It's all about the labor.
I have a glass scorer and snap pliers to cut down the big sheets. That takes as long as laying out the mosaic itself. I am hoping to get this done in time for a party we are having this Saturday, hmm, better go get back to work on it!
More photos and a tutorial coming once the whole thing is completed!