Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DIY Kitchen Tile Back Splash- Part 1

Today we finally made time to pick out tile for the kitchen back splash.  So my little Ms and I headed to our local Floor & Decor with Granddaddy in search of deep discounts...

After deciding against our 1st choice of gray glass subway tiles that would require a special cutter & LOTS of work, we went with glass mosaic tile sheets that were a mere $2.97 per sheet, less than half the price of the gray subway tiles!
TIP: take a remnant of your counter tops to ensure everything will blend well...really helps!

And then it was time to get to work!  
Granddaddy began by drawing a line with a level where the top of the tile would lay against the wall, and then applied tile adhesive with his handy dandy "hatchet" aka trowel:)

Peanut enjoyed cutting apart some of the reject pieces:)

And here is the 1st wall- we opted to raise the back splash behind the stove & I love it!  The built in micro will eventually be housed above:)

Since these mini glass tiles are on sheets, it was a snap to customize around the electrical outlets with a handy dandy pair of scissors- major bonus:)

We have to wait 24-48 hours to grout but in the mean time I'm enjoying this new "posh" addition in its first stage:)

And "Ricky" has been hard at work applying the primer to our previously wall paper laden kitchen walls:)  Can't wait to see paint & texture transform these...more to come!

Thanks for looking,

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