Finished the mortar today
I was able to mortar all of the entryway and part of the bathroom yesterday and finished everything including the mural in the center of the floor today. It was epic but it was worth it.
Here is a video from when we (the royal we) were in process yesterday:
Wait, does the royal we mean just me?
That's what I mean.
Patrick always says "the royal we" and it occurs to me I don't actually know what that means come to think of it.
I am too lazy to Google it.
The thing about mortar is it really dries out your hands.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a baby about my hands, so this was annoying for me.
But, other than dry skin and slicing my palm open (CAUTION! Picture below) this project was very cool.
OUCH!I was tired at the end of yesterday and like an idiot I thought I could just snap this little piece of tile in my bare hands. And when I tried; SLICE.
It was a bit like holding a knife blade and pulling fast with my other hand.
Man that sucker bled.
But in my defense I was tired. Also, it's just a superficial wound and should heal up nicely in a day or two. Next time Tana, don't be lazy. Use the damn tile saw (idiot).
I still have to grout the whole thing but I have let the mortar set up for 24 hours so I wont be absoutely done until Friday. But this gives you a good idea what the final place is going to look like.
Here is what the tile design was originally in the entryway:
And here is what I ended up going with:
I'm much happier with the revised design. It sort of looks like an area rug or something.
Here is a video of the final thing.
Seriously you guys, I am ZERO percent Asian.
I know what you are thinking: But Tana have you seen your own face?
But I am telling you the straight truth.
And with that we can get back to the business of comics!