As you can see I have put the tile on the wood with a tile adhesive. Now I mixed up some grout with water and applied it to the tile with a Popsicle stick. As I was doing it a few of the small bits of china came out. I'll repair that after I've finished grouting. It's easy to reapply them. After I was finished grouting I took the same Popsicle stick and scraped off what I could from the broken china and glass surfaces. It's really a gloppy mess. So you'll want to wear rubber gloves and not one of your new shirts like I stupidly did. Duh. Now I'm going to let it dry for several hours to clean the grouting and make it look tidy.
Okay. I let it dry and started the cleaning process. This actually took me about 3 hours on and off. When I had sponged it all off I found holes where the grout had not filled in. So I had to regrout several times. I enjoy this process because it's so fun to see how it's going to turn out.
One important thing. It's not a good idea to just pour the mucky grout water down the drain as it can clog it. I always flush it down the toilet gradually. When I worked at a dental lab they had a special trap under the sink that the plaster from the models could filter down to. Since I don't have that I use the toilet and that works just fine.