Thursday, January 24, 2013

Backsplash Excitement

We started on the backsplash this weekend which was rather exciting. We have had 4 or 5 boxes of tiles down the basement for the past year and a half so it was nice to finally put them up. Ryan blames my awful supply chain skills on the rather large lag between ordering and executing but I like to think of it as optimistic thinking... plus, it's like a free project when you have forgotten about the original cost :) We won't talk about how I may or may not have measured wrong because we did one whole side of the kitchen and it took less than a box.... #wecantwinthemall

ANYWAY, here are the before pictures:

Ryan put up the thinset while I put up the tiles and spacers.

After a day of letting it set, Ryan filled in the tile with the grout.

Leo was obviously a HUGE help.
After some sponging and wiping it down, our backsplash now looks like this:

Swoon. We'll see how long it takes to do the other two walls but for now, I'm prettttty happy with how it turned out. #greytilewin

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I know, I'm the worst blogger ever. We actually have been getting some things done around the house but it has been crazy town with the holidays and some little vacations. I haven't had a chance to take pictures of the awesome clean up job Ryan did in the basement or the laundry room FINALLY painted but I did take a picture of the second ottoman finished.

Here's a reminder of the old coffee table.

Clearly not the same angle but I think a definite improvement. 

This weekend we're hoping to start the backsplash in the kitchen and I want to paint the inside of our glass kitchen cabinets a light blue. I'm trying my hand at chalk paint so hopefully it isn't a disaster... I'll let you know.