Friday, April 25, 2014

Kitchen Backsplash

The kitchen is now my favorite room in the house!

I mean, besides the fridge and pantry (hello second trimester, it's about time), Jon finished the backsplash!


We used 3x12 glass subway tiles in a blue gray color named "Serene" by Bodesi. They took four months to get here, because there was some Canadian trucker strike causing a delay.


We opted to remove the existing 4" backsplash and run the tile all the way down to the counter. Jon laid them in a brick pattern with the seams staggered on the thirds. He had to use a special ($$) glass-cutting diamond blade on the tile saw, and said it was infuriating tedious to get a good cut, but we made it and there was no smashing of glass tile in the streets. Although it was threatened at one point before we got the correct blade.


Move In Day:


Before backsplash: (also before new pendant shades and faucet)


After:


The color is definitely a little cooler and more blue than I expected it to be, but it fits in well with the rest of the main floor and ties in with some blue flecks in our counters. We're happy -- especially for picking a color online without ordering a sample! Which was dumb. But I didn't want to wait another four months. And it worked out :)


This morning Jon woke up and said he wants to tear the deck off the back of the house and rebuild it with no railings and a big wraparound step and raise it a few inches and build a second level and unside/reside/reflash part of the back of the house. Um, what? 

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