Saturday, June 1, 2013

Back Splashing.

It was a big leap of faith for me to take my wonder bar to my subway tile.  I really had no idea if I would be able to pry off the cut parts of the tile I needed to, or if I would rip down part of the wall.  I was EVER so careful but knew I had to go for it.


The tile stopped where the cabinets stopped and I wanted to take it all the way to the fireplace.

This is a wonder bar.  It really is a wonderfully useful tool especially when your a one woman show like me!

Some careful demo and I was ready to tile!

I had to mark a level line.

The tiles on the left are the old ones that match the black splash.  The tiles on the right are the new ones that I had to buy to fill in the huge by the fireplace I hadn't accounted for in my original tile purchase.

I mixed and matched them into a somewhat random pattern.

and away we go

I need to lower the shelf.  The shelf and the side of the cabinet both need some white paint.

Grouting tile isn't all that hard but it does take some patience and a really good sponge.  I have see SO many tile jobs where the installer stopped at this point.  Its ugly.

 A pan of water and a good sponge and a little elbow grease will get you this.

This corner might not look like much but I had to put on my big girl panties and use the wet saw.  I am really quite scared of saws but I really wanted this to be done!  I hauled the saw out side and did the cuts I needed.

Yeah me!  It wasn't anywhere near as scary as I thought either.

My little blue dude watched the whole thing and is proud of me!