Home Depot Do It Herself Workshop – How to Tile a Mirror

Did you know that Home Depot offered a monthly workshop for women called Do It Herself workshops?  I definitely didn’t until last month when I had a chance to attend on.  The topic for the February workshop was how to tile a mirror.

We will be tiling our backsplash in the bar area of the basement so I really wanted to attend the workshop! I figured I could apply some of the skills learning how to tile the mirror in the workshop to tiling the backsplash.

We started with a few basic supplies:
– a mirror {duh}
– tiles of our choice
– Tile setting mat

I cut the strips of tile to fit my mirror and then cut the tile mat to the same size.

Peel off the back of the tile mat and press it down onto the mirror.  Then, peel off the top piece of plastic and press your tiles onto top.

From there, we taped off the inside of the mirror with painters tape to protect it from the grout.  Then, we mixed up the grout.

We applied the grout using something that strongly resembled an icing bag.

Once all the lines were filled in and we let the grout sit for about 20 minutes, we scraped the grout at a 45 degree angle to help clear off the excess grout.

A little more waiting and we cleaned up the tiles with some grout haze cleaner so our mirrors would be all shiny!  I left mine sitting overnight before I really messed with any more just to make sure everything was nice and set.


Not a perfect grout job but not too shabby for a beginning either!

Have you ever attended one of the Do It Herself workshops?  Or maybe you’ve tiled a mirror {or backsplash} recently?

If you’ve used that tile mat in a backsplash, I would love to hear your thoughts/experiences!

FYI: I was not paid or compensated in anywya for this post by Home Depot! I just wanted to share my experience with you at their workshop!

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