I think I found a project and its a doozy!

shellybelly26June 2, 2008

ok so I really wanna do my front porch. Yes you heard that right I am wanting to crawl on hand and knee to tile the front porch whil 6 mos pregnant WTH am I thinking ( at least that is what my DH says). I have a few cases of tile left from when he did the bathroom and I think if i got some nice accent tiles it would look so good. The tiles are neutral color I was thinking a dark brown or terracotta accent and cutting them into triangles to give it more interest. It would keep my mind busy during the last four months of my pregnancy and keep me from killing myself with anticipation, plus I can use thinset and no sinky glue. First I need to motivate and rip up the outdoor carpet. maybe I can talk my sweet dear Husband into doing that for me heehee!

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shellybelly26

oooooo I found a pic of the tile in the bathroom. I took it when DH was working on it.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 7:20PM
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daisyme

Oh my gosh. You know they used to say a spurt of energy like that meant you were close to your due date. It sounds though like you're just a "doer"...always have been and always will be I bet.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 7:22PM
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shrty411

Sounds like a great project...keeep away from resin LOL!!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 8:05PM
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shellybelly26

Daisyme- I am really a procratinator but if it is something I enjoy doing I will want to jump right in with both feet LOL
shrty- I have no intentions of messing with any resin anytime soon lmbo

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 8:36PM
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Calamity_J

Does lmbo stand for laugh my belly off??!!! lol!
Got a pic of your porch? Don't forget to take before and after pic! It's fun that way!(Plus we LIVE for WIP pics!!!!)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 9:34AM
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cindiloo

Wow! That sounds like quite the project! That bathroom tile will look good...Good luck with it and, yes, pictures, pictures and more pictures, please!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 1:32PM
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ladyronnie

Sounds like a great project! If I remember how to do it right (it's been so long since I posted a pic in here!) below is the detail of the corners of our dining room, which DH tiled. The center is all the light colored tiles at the top left, 12" square. Just for an idea starter for you :)

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 3:39PM
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shellybelly26

I like that trim and the color would go great with what I have. My husband is so awesome he said if I wanted to do it that he would help me and I could just do the easy part and mark and cut the tiles and decide on the design and he would lay it all for me so I wouldnt have to get down on my knees too much. We are going to go look at tiles for accent this weekend. Yay!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 9:21PM
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squirrellycanadian

Oh I'm sooo glad you got a helper! This is going to be so much fun for you, looking forward to pics!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2008 at 9:28PM
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lovesrocks

Please be mindful that this can make a slick surface in the winter or when raining, if it isn't a covered location. My MIL just had her DH rip out a bunch of tile off of their front porch and side walk because it was treacherous in the winter.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 6:34PM
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shellybelly26

we live in florida so winter isnt to big of a problem. The only thing I worry about is the rain, but the tile in the bathroom doesnt seem to be slippery when its wet. There is a roff over it but its not enclosed just covered.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 7:29PM
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gin_gin

I was going to caution the same thing about it getting slick when wet. I feel wet tile can be much slicker in shoes than in bare feet. Are you going to break up the tiles? If you have a lot of grout lines it shouldn't be as bad.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 7:40PM
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ladyronnie

I meant to say, btw, that I REALLY like how you did your bathroom on the diagonal. That looks great!

I was just looking at the pic I put up there. That must have been pre-grout. I hadn't noticed before. Not that it matters :)

    Bookmark   June 5, 2008 at 4:59PM
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shellybelly26

I am planning on cutting the tile into much smaller pieces so I am hoping it will be ok. I have a tile guy that lives across the street so I may talk to him and see what advice he can give on the subject. I think it would look really nice but I dont want anything that is going to be hazardous especially with kids running in and out all the time.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2008 at 7:40PM
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texaswild

Great to see you back, SHELLY: Good luck on your project. We'll be watching for your progress.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 9:32AM
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nicethyme

BAH HA HAAA HA HAAAA

is this your "nesting"? most women decorate a nursery! LOL

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 10:17AM
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shellybelly26

nesting nah I am still doing that too. I just feel ultra creative lately like I wanna make somethin pretty. unfortunatly we didnt get to do much this weekend in the way of looking at accent tile I posted an update on the other side. I was sick as a dog but I am better now thank goodness. My neighbor looked at the tile and said he thinks it will be ok to use on the porch because it doesnt get to wet up there with the roof over it so yay for that.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 8:06PM
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redcrowarts

This sounds like a great project. I have been wanting to do my porch too and don't know where to begin. I will watch your progress and learn! Ha!
Nice hubby to help - looks like he is handy :>)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 2:35PM
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