Things I learned tiling:
A fireplace is not the best place to learn how to do tile. Start with something easier, like a kitchen backsplash?
Also, maybe using subway tile on your first tiling job isn’t the best idea either. 1” mosaic tile may be trendy, but it would have been easier!
But the fireplace is tiled and I love it! I will post more about our tiling experience when my muscles recover.
Next steps are to mud and tape the surrounding fireplace wall, grout the tile, and touch up any black paint on the fireplace before I finally get to take down the red rosin paper and clean up to see what this project really looks like! Then build and paint the mantel surround, and this project will be done. :)
I’ll keep posting on our progress/experiences!