I made it! I finished tiling our fireplace. I always knew I wanted to replace the tile in front of our fireplace, but a few things came in the way of that. First of all, the previous tile (see below) that was a beast to remove. I also have never tiled before, so once I learned how I immediately ordered the fireplace tile to get to work! I learned how to tile about a month ago, and I'm now on my third project....I don't think I can stop! Maybe after I tile a bathroom I can take a break, I'm sure that is a huge undertaking.Here is the before tile. It was brown and old and blended in with the floors not making too much of a "scene", but every time I looked at them I knew they had to go. I thought about just painting them black to make them blend in with the inside of the fireplace and I also explored options like removable tile stickers, which can be a nice option if you live in a rental! But something I've learned is I would rather make changes to our home that are high-quality and add value and not just "quick fixes" (I'm looking at you, laminate!).
American Fast Floors. This was the cheapest I found, and they are perfect! I bought 9 square feet, bringing this entire project to less than $50, since I borrowed all of the tiling tools.
This post shows what it looked like in the beginning. What about you, do you have a tiling project you've been wanting to tackle?