Are you still in a turkey coma? As I sit here writing this post on Thursday night, I'm struggling to stay awake - because of a busy week and a huge Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter's house, oh, and a very comfortable chair! But the fact remains that it's Friday, and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - so let's get started!
As I said, it's been a busy week, and I've been using my quilting tools - but not for quilting!
These all came in very handy as my husband and I worked on finishing up the remodel of our kitchen and dining room - the backsplash!
Here's what it looked like before we started - a dark ThermoTile backsplash over dark granite tile counters. As you can see, behind the ThermoTile was more knotty pine paneling. My husband (bless him) ripped off all the ThermoTile, then we went to work scraping off the old glue.
Next up was putting up a nice flat backer board for the new tile to be installed on. Old houses are so exciting to work with - the distance between counter and upper cabinet is not consistent anywhere! But caulk is my friend. Here you can see the tile we'll be installing.
Great product recommendation - we used Musselbound Adhesive Tile Mat to put up our tile instead of thinset. I pressed it up over the backer board, then peeled off the liner and pressed the tile right into it. Works like a charm, and so much easier and neater than thinset!
See how nice this looks! And once we found the right tool to cut tiles, filling in those little empty areas went quickly too!
And here it is, with all the new tile! I still need to grout it (I've learned that getting old means crouching down to install backsplash is REALLY hard on your body!) but that's probably what I'll be working on today. I'd rather do that than brave the Black Friday crowds any day!! It's such a change - much brighter and more cheerful. It will be nice to finish and get the kitchen put back together, although having to go out to dinner most of the time isn't so bad.
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's making you whoop it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!