Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This backsplash almost sucked away my will to live. Probably because after building and tiling the counters I am burned. out.
Here's one of those fun "before" shots, when the microwave took up all the counter space:

 And here's the shots for today. I'm getting so close to the final reveal on this kitchen -- it's only taken me 5 months of little-by-little progress...I have to wait until everyone is asleep to do any serious work, and sometimes by the time they go to bed I'm so tired I just can't do it.

I'm debating on this rooster. I like him, don't get me wrong. It's just that I'm not trying to go country...cottage isn't the same as country, right? But this guy is kinda cute, since he's all white. ?

I still have to grout and seal all of this, so nothing is "finished". Not that anything around here is technically ever finished though...
Posted by Katy On 12:25 PM 8 comments


  1. It was worth it, it's gorgeous!!
    and I like the rooster :)

  2. It looks great! You should be proud of what you've accomplished. :)

  3. We have a white tile backslash, I love it. I am still so in love with your counters! I can't wait to see everything!

  4. Wow! What a great job. How did you manage those complex cuts? I like the white chicken, he looks modern. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

  5. Love it! You always do an awesome job! And yes to the rooster, no it is not country.. Josh's mom has rooster stuff in her kitchen and she is anything but country..

  6. Wow, I LOVE the subway tile! This kitchen is going to look amazing.

    I can't wait to see the final product!

    I'm your newest follower!

  7. First, I'm super jealous. Second, is tiling really that easy, or are you just making it look easy?

    Beautiful though.

  8. Yes, definitely do a tiling tutorial!


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