Im a super huge nerd when it comes to the arts. I love all things crafts and creativity.
So when I saw this project on Pinterest, I was intrigued immediately because
a) I had the pails and b) I needed planters
These were the materials I needed:
Tile, grout, a pail or something to cover, and I also used a hot glue gun.
Note that this project isnt exactly wallet friendly. The 12x12 coloured glass tiles are about $16 for what you see there and the larger brown tiles were about $6. The grout was $30 so when its all said and done, each pail costs about $25. And I lucked out with the free pails.
This is the mixed up grout. I used my whisk attachment (dumb idea) and just mixed it in the pail I was usuing because I didnt want to ruin my nice kitchen dishes. I just eyeballed the consistency, adding water slowly. I needed it a little bit thicker than what the directions specified.
Because I was doing a pail and not something that could dry flat, I first glue gunned the tiles onto the pail to prevent them from sliding as they are all on a mesh backing which is quite heavy to be held by the grout alone.
|Enjoying a night off work!|
The lovely Becky was whippin' up an amazing dinner in the meantime!
This is what the pail looked like after all the tiles were glued on.
|Move over, Vanna ;)|
Then I put the grout between all the cracks. This is where you want it a little bit thicker,
so it doesn't drip.
so it doesn't drip.
Beckys awesome dinner completed! Zucchini, pepper and kale with a yogurt curry sauce with
baked tomato, avocado and goat cheese muchroom caps!
I gave it some time to dry and then came back in with a wet cloth to polish up the tiles
The Before and After!
It was an overall fun project but I definitely underestimated the cost and the mess! If I did it again, it would be an outdoor project (complete with garden hose) and I would likely only do it if I had scraps left over from a household reno. Ill have to add another photo of the pail on my steps filled with my birthday flowers from Aunty Janice!
I should also get a grout sealer to keep the grout dry and prevent it from dissolving, but that means another trip down to Rona which isn't likely in the near future. Do as I say, not as I do ;)
Til next time, keep fit and have fun!