Because things are moving slower than I would hope in the kitchen (between, you know, the whole Rob having a job thing and me being pregnant thing AND our two kids thing), I'm giving you another brief preview. This time, of something I'm loving almost as much as the granite: our backsplash.
I've spent enough time on HGTV to know that backsplash is one of those things that you can do yourself, as long as you can measure. I can't measure, but that's why I married Rob. (Not the only reason, but still, an important one.) I've been super excited about this and posted a whole lot of idea photos on my Pinterest kitchen board to see what I liked. Then I scoured Home Depot for tile. I wasn't thrilled with what I found there, but happened into Lowes and found the perfect combination of glass tile and subway tile. (I tend to shop Home Depot more because I have a secret love affair with Behr paint--now not-so-secret.)
Last night we did the prep work and tonight we hope to start. Rob is doing all the cutting/measuring/tile-sawing and I hope to just slap that sucker up there. We followed a handy-dandy tutorial on Young House Love for prep and thinking ahead, even though they used penny tile and we are using different kinds. So glad they have details on all their projects!
-What do we like?
-What are people most likely not to be turned-off by when/if we go to sell our house?
You can't always plan the second one that well, as we know from some of the odd feedback we got when showing our house. (Ex: didn't like the drywall. We don't have crazy texturing, so I'm not even sure what that meant.) But, it's good to think about that when you're planning home improvements if you think you may, at some point in the near distant future, sell the house. In the case of the glass tile, we felt a little made a statement, but a lot might make more of a statement. Plus, in scouring the internet for photos, I really loved the contrast of having white subway with an accent of glass.
Hopefully later this week we will post a final photo of our kitchen. Because then I want to focus on this whole having a baby in a few weeks thing.
Any big projects going on in your home right now?