Friday, December 28, 2007

Rosie Gets Her Grout On.


GroutBoy came today and finished the back splash.












Ouch. GroutBoy got bitten by that electrical outlet,
even though he was wearing rubber gloves.










Nice job.

The grout is basically the same color as the glass tiles.











My favorites are the abalone accent tiles.










When TileMan came last week to install, I told him I had marked an arrow on each tile and that was the "up" side. He looked at me like I was nuts. Then I showed him the tile, turning it 90 degrees, three times.

There is only one "up" side.
He agreed.




FYI, according to my research, a quota is set each year on the total allowable commercial catch of abalone, in order to protect the species.

This is New Zealand abalone - or paua. It is only havested by free-diving.

No breathing apparatuses (apparati ?)
are allowed.

















If anyone's interested, check it out here:

http://www.matrix-z.com/

This is where I bought mine from. And they were less than half the price of the ones at the beach tile place here, where I first found them.

It pays to internet-search.





































4 comments:

Marilyn said...

Beea-utiful! I would bet that the pictures really don't do the abalone tiles justice either.

Unknown said...

Those pictures are great! Are you using a different camera?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Well, which is it?

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