We went to Home Depot and Lowes to check out their tile selection, and after laying it all out on the floor of the stores, I was super excited to get it home and start laying it out on the table. My husband Dan is a rock star and figured out all the hard stuff for me like measuring the space and figuring out how many tiles needed to be cut…etc.
I loved the decorative style of the tiles, but I especially loved that the color was neutral so that I can change the color in my kitchen anytime and the tile will still match.
I even took it to the next level and sticky tacked it in place. I’m such a visual person that it helps to be able to “see” what it will look like. I chose to have the decorative tiles alternate across the bottom of the back splash.
With the help of my father in law, my hubby finished it this weekend. I’m absolutely PUMPED! I’m in love with it!
The decorative flower tile was perfect for above the stove top, but I needed it to be bigger because it needed to take up a larger portion of the space. So, my husband had the idea of putting smaller square tiles around the outside of the flower tile to extend the design. It was a brilliant idea! Then we finished it off with a small grayish frame-like tile.
I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but I wasn’t there for most of it so I guess you’ll have to live with the before picture below to show the contrast.
Here it is all done!
All in all, the tile and supplies cost right around $110.00. YAY!
We have now lived in our house for 10 months and it is starting to feel like “ours.” My cute hubby even installed some oil rubbed bronze handles and knobs in my kitchen and all my bathrooms for me. It helps to have handles and knobs to open drawers and cupboards when my hands are full. It seems like I only have one free hand most the time because my littlest daughter is in the fit throwing stage of life! Hopefully you can relate.
I need to do something nice for my hubsters for helping me so much with projects…anyone have any great ideas?