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Making a mosaic with foam


I saw this done online, on a tin can, and I have wanted to try it ever since!
Yesterday at the dollar store, we picked up a pack of the foam sheets. I have to say that I was a little disappointed that the sheets were all different thicknesses.
We startedby cutting the foam into little squares. The kids had a tough time cutting the strips evenly, so I ended up cutting the long strips, and they cut them into squares. We used one of my paint palettes to keep the colours from mixing together.


Using white glue, we covered a small area at a time, then glued on the squares.

After I had the letter done, I added the leaves around.


Then, I started adding the blue, I cut the squares diagonally and fit them in around the leaves before filling in the rest of the space.

Then, once I had all of the pieces glued down, I needed to leave the glue to dry for a couple hours. I decided to try to grout my mosaic first, just to make sure it actually works before the kids do theirs.

I left it for a few hours, then I mixed some plain white grout

And spread the grout over the entire board.

Finally, I let it sit for about 10 minutes, then wiped off the grout with a damp sponge. When it dries, I am going to seal it with some varnish.
Next letter is the T….


Bathroom planning


I have been taking about redoing our bathrooms ever since we moved into this house. Every sink in our house is a lovely scallop shape! The best part is the sinks and countertops are all one large piece…so you have to replace the whole thing. Here is what the bathroom looks like now.

I have already scouted out tiles and materials… This is going to be a bathroom Reno on a budget! I am going to use the same fixtures, but I am replacing the sink, countertop, and floor. I am hoping to do this for about $600…
I have already been to Home depot twice today… I got the plumbing stuff I needed, but forgot my wallet, so I had to go back. Fun times.
So, here’s my plan (really roughly planned) that I sketched out to make my calculations…


So, I now know how many tiles I need, I am going to pick them up for tomorrow.
Tonight, or tomorrow morning, I am going to take off the countertop, and install shut off valves. All of our sinks do not have shut off valves, which means to do any work, we have to shut off the water for the entire house. Because this project might take us a couple days, I am going to install compression or shut off valves on the water supply so we can turn the water back on.

I have watched on YouTube how to do it, and it looks really easy… Just cut the pipe and screw on the valve… Easy peasy… Right? We will see. I’ll post pictures as I go.