French Provincial Sitting Room
The design team achieves yet another high-end look at a fraction of the cost.
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The tiles are laid out on the backer board with spacers to determine the pattern and to see if any of the tiles need to be cut. The tiles are picked back up once the layout is determined. Mortar is mixed to the consistency of icing and then spread out with a trowel. The tile is then laid down with spacers. After the mortar has had time to set, the grouting begins. The grout is applied three to four times, then wiped off with a wet sponge each time.
The wrought-iron fireplace screen in the designer room cost more than $1,200. The Double Take team got lucky and found a very similar one at a garage sale for only $10.