Even without paint added to it the grout came out very light against the brick.
I honestly could barely tell the difference between the mortar I used for the brick and the grout for the tiles. But I was planning on aging the brick so I left it as it was and continued on.
A sponge brush, black paint and grey chalk paint diluted with water helped to age the brick and the back of the chimney. And I put my insert for glowing coals in to verify I'd actually gotten the depth right. Yay it fits!
A bit better I think.
Had to let all that dry and so I decided I would get started on my exterior stone wainscoting. Not too bad looking. It'll darken up some once I get the finish on it.
I like how it looks but wow, my brain was bending in twisty shapes trying to make it all fit without looking bad.
I did a little more gardening on Saturday morning, but that wasn't too labor intensive. And some house cleaning, again, thankfully not too labor intensive.
But this was the extent of my mini-ing for the weekend.
How'd all of you do?