Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's Finished!

I finished the custom mosaic this morning.  I had a few areas that needed a little more grout so I mixed a small batch and worked on that then painted the back a flat black.

I applied 5 coats of sealant to the grout knowing it will be hung above a stove so I hope the extra will help it to repel staining.  I am enclosing some of the powdered grout I used in a baggie so that if it should get some sort of stain on it the customer can easily fix it.

Since the area is cramped for space I decided it might be a good idea to use picture frame wire for hanging.  Usually I would hang 20lb. D-rings on either side assuming the customer would have large hooks, but I think it will be a bugger to try and hang it that way with the cabinets hanging down and  obstructing the view.

The finished size is 16x28


Julz said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your process. I work with glass, but I have never done much with mosaics. Your work inspires me to try someday.

~ Julz

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is beautiful!!! ~Val

julie cavender said...

It's beautiful! I love the yellow accents. I'm sure it was hard work but fun at the same time. Do they ever take on a life of their own and tell you where all those pieces go?

Christie Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!


Laurel said...

It looks great! I hope the customer is totally wowed by it when they get it.

Christine Burgess said...

Thanks so much. I sent her a picture and she is very happy. Hurray!


Absolutely beautiful, Chris!

Your customer will be wowed!!