I found some white tiles that were the exact same size as the existing white tiles, but with a cut out that was the exact same size as the tiles I used in the backsplash (meant to be? I think so!)
I VERY carefully used a hammer to smash out 5 random tiles from the tub surround, so that I could add in the new tiles........... did I mention how stressed out I was about doing this? I did not want to have this be a can of worms I opened and could not handle without it becoming a major project!
So after managing to only smash out the tiles I intended to, (HOORAY!) I used a premixed grout/adhesive to glue the replacement tiles in place. I used a sponge to carefully wipe off any excess, and then let them dry in place even though all the grout wasn't filled in (the tiles would move around too much if I tried to put too much grout in place since the backs weren't dry yet) After the tiles dried for about 12 hours, I was able to finish grouting them, and wiping them without moving them around. (does that make any sense? I can't tell if I am being clear enough.)
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