Um, hi. Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve updated the blog! I decided to go back to school to finish my MBA (which I started back before Robby and I got married), and I sort of fell into a black hole of working, working, working, and studying, studying, studying. Now that I have a week off from work for Christmas, I figured I’d update you on the kitchen, which is finally finished!
The biggest project left to complete was tiling the backsplash, and we decided to do it ourselves.
We went with a pretty blue and grey glass mosaic tile:
In our DIY tile installation, we were helped immeasurably by the invention of this handy product:
This tile-setting mat allowed us to mount our tile without having to mix or spread mastic–hooray! Basically, you just peel off the backing, stick it to the wall, peel off the front, and press the tile in place:
Here we are pressing the tile into place:
Once we got to a corner, we had to cut the tiles, which was a bit of a challenge. We ordered our very own tile scorer, which helped a lot:
Here are the tiles mounted to the wall, before grout:
After letting the tiles set for 24 hours, we followed up with grout:
Once the grout cured, our backsplash was finished!
So here’s the finished product, with all the pieces in place:
If it’s not obvious by now, I LOVE MY KITCHEN! I feel very blessed that we were able to update our retro 1980s kitchen into such a beautiful, functional space.