20 September 2013

Light on the Subject: Back Splash Glam

I want to start off by saying that TBW’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families of the shooting in DC. A horrific, senseless act. We pray they feel the support the country is sending their way.

This past weekend (as promised) a lot of progress was made at mi casa! And what I am really excited to share with you today is the kitchen progress. We have a back splash!!!! And a new light fixture!!!! (I really hope my excitement is projecting through this blog post.) The reason I’m so thrilled is because we have done a lot of high-impact projects (painting, new appliances, new counter-tops), but these last two projects have really pulled everything together. We still have some work left, but I can see the finish line….at least in the kitchen…

Now I’m going to be honest, aside from picking out the tile and light I didn't have a lot of hands-on moments with these projects. Mom and I were busy painting (will it EVER end?!?!) and figuring out where we are going to hang pictures.

BUT something I did contribute to the boys was cooking this delicious meal I found on Pinterest. (DIY tip: always keep your workforce fed. It keeps them happy and productive.) Everyone enjoyed the food especially the yumyum sauce. The only thing I changed was the veggies used…strictly because all I had were onions, zucchini, and yellow squash – so that’s what I used. It turned out just fine. Or as Miley would say, it “turnt” out just fine…don’t worry, it was a twerk free zone.

Back to the kitchen. Let’s start with the light fixture. I want to preface this by saying that if you’ve never worked with electrical, make sure you have someone with you who has, because staying injury free is most important. They removed the fan that was in the kitchen (that is going to be reused in an upstairs bedroom once I paint the gold stainless.) I assembled the light fixture while the boys got the electrical ready. Kevin put the light up and we love the way it looks!

For the back splash, there was nothing already on the dry wall…so all we had to do was mix the thin set, spread it on, and then attach the tiles. The most difficult part of the project was cutting the glass mosaic tiles, but by the end of the day Kevin was a pro at it! You will need to use a wet saw if you are cutting glass tiles. We still need to apply the grout (hello this weekend’s project), but even without that it looks a million times better.

Please excuse the doors above the microwave that still need to be put up (also on this weekend’s project list!)

Hope you all have had a great week and let us know if you have any questions!

Xoxo, Christie

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