Cool Chair Rail Ideas That'll Customize Any Room In Your House (Super Easy) by Doug Woodward - Musely
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Cool Chair Rail Ideas That'll Customize Any Room In Your House (Super Easy)

posted in DIY & Crafts
02/04/2014
  • Here is what you'll need....
    Here is what you'll need....
  • Step 1- using the level, mark a straight/level line around the perimeter of the bathroom. This will help you keep everything looking nice and level.
    Step 1- using the level, mark a straight/level line around the perimeter of the bathroom. This will help you keep everything looking nice and level.
  • Step 2- using your sharp cutter, cut the tile into whatever size pieces you desire. I cut them into rows of three (3 inches thick) that way I can get 4 linear feet out of one piece of tile. This bathroom is 5ft by 5ft, so I need 25 linear feet. By cutting them in 4 pieces I only need 7 full tiles.
    Step 2- using your sharp cutter, cut the tile into whatever size pieces you desire. I cut them into rows of three (3 inches thick) that way I can get 4 linear feet out of one piece of tile. This bathroom is 5ft by 5ft, so I need 25 linear feet. By cutting them in 4 pieces I only need 7 full tiles.
  • Step 3- mix the thinset in the bucket using your drill with the mixing bit. You want the mortar to be the consistency of peanut butter.
    Step 3- mix the thinset in the bucket using your drill with the mixing bit. You want the mortar to be the consistency of peanut butter.
  • Step 4- take one of your cut glass tile pieces, spread the thinset mix on the back (I wear a glove and do it by hand and wipe 2 fingers down the middle to help create the air pockets that help grip the wall) and using my level line as a guide, firmly press the mortared tile against the wall.
    Step 4- take one of your cut glass tile pieces, spread the thinset mix on the back (I wear a glove and do it by hand and wipe 2 fingers down the middle to help create the air pockets that help grip the wall) and using my level line as a guide, firmly press the mortared tile against the wall.
  • Step 5- at some point, after piecing your rail together, you will need to use the tile nipper to either square up your corners, or cut small pieces of tile to fill the gaps you may have. All you do now is apply. a dab of thinset to the back of the piece needed and press it to the wall.
    Step 5- at some point, after piecing your rail together, you will need to use the tile nipper to either square up your corners, or cut small pieces of tile to fill the gaps you may have. All you do now is apply. a dab of thinset to the back of the piece needed and press it to the wall.
  • Step 6- Make sure that you wipe the tiles down with a wet sponge and double check that everything is level and firmly gripping the wall. Give the freshly set tile 24hrs to dry, then fill in the gaps in between the tile with grout using the float to apply it. Wipe clean and BOOM...

  • Here is a before and after picture. As you can see, it's definitely different than before. I like it because it's unique. You can do different color schemes tying in the colors in the tile like using one color for the bottom portion below the rail and another for the top.
    Here is a before and after picture. As you can see, it's definitely different than before. I like it because it's unique. You can do different color schemes tying in the colors in the tile like using one color for the bottom portion below the rail and another for the top.
  • Here are some of the other rooms I've done. Hopefully you save, like, share and DO. I hope you have a great day!
    Here are some of the other rooms I've done. Hopefully you save, like, share and DO. I hope you have a great day!

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