kitchen progress V: backsplash

DSC_0251We have been moving along at a snail’s pace these last couple of weeks…. maybe even slower than a snail’s pace. But the tile AND flooring guys (hold your breath) actually showed up this week. Of course the flooring guys still have work to do, but the backsplash is finished!

We picked a simple white subway tile and had them inch it together as close as humanily possible. I would recommend spacers for this work to make the grout look as even as possible. We, unfortunately, were advised that we didn’t need them, and there are a couple places that could have looked better, in my opinion. Live and learn.

I’ve always been enamored by the simplicity of subway tiles, and in this space it just worked wonderfully… what do you think?

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DSC_0244We decided not to stop the subway tile at the level of the cabinets but worked them all the way up to the middle of the window. I like the look of more subway tiles than less, plus it will be a great backsplash to whatever items I decide to place on the sill.

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We matched that same sill height to the door of the entryway into the dining room. Yes, we still need the painters to paint the frame around the window, we know.

DSC_0247After they put in the tiles, it was time for the grout. We went with Polyblend Oyster Gray #386. At first glance (when it was still drying), I thought it was too dark, but by the next day, I liked the color and the contrast.

DSC_0248 DSC_0249All in all, we’re really pleased with the progress but can’t quite believe it’s almost Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving!), and I don’t have my kitchen back. Sigh. It’s been two months for this very small galley kitchen. Wow. Touch ups, appliances are up next! 

Happy Thanksgiving Week, Friends! 

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