Is it Fall again already?
Well let me catch you up on a few things around here.
I'm not one to plan a project. Rather, I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl! Let me explain. One day in June I got tired of looking at the ugly white 4x4 bathroom tile and the ugly shiny brass doors that surrounded the fireplace and decided to see what lurked underneath.
So, I went to the garage and came back in with a hammer, a putty knife and a screwdriver and loosened a piece of tile and off it chipped! Well, that was just the beginning. I whacked another piece off and before I knew it I had removed the top row of ugly tile!
What I found made me very happy! Underneath was slate! I continued removing tile until it got too hard and frustrating and I left it in all it's messy glory. 'Cause that's how I am. Thankfully Mr. Decor finished the job! I was beyond thrilled that the slate was in good enough condition and I wondered why on earth someone would think that shiny white tile would look better?
After some major scrubbing to remove the residual mortar that was used to apply the tile, I applied a stone sealer to the slate. It was like waving a magic wand! The sealer darkened the slate to a nice dark, rich black and helped to camouflage the scratches I had made while scrapping the tile with my putty knife :(
Mr. Decor and I made a trip to pick up new gas logs so we could enjoy this beautiful site on some chilly evenings this fall. This weekend seemed perfect!