Sunday, March 01, 2009

February's NEW

I'm two for two in keeping up with my New Year's resolution of doing/trying something new every month. I got this one in right before the end of the month.

This month's NEW is also why my house was topsy turvy.

I HAD MY KITCHEN & BACK SPLASH TILED!!

My kitchen originally had linoleum. A while ago I noticed that my linoleum was actually peeling away from the wall! It was coming up in the corners. Aside from being incredibly tacky, I knew it would have to be replaced b/c I hope to one day move outta here.

Thankfully, my brother does tiling on the side. Check him out here. Call him for all your tiling needs :)

It was quite a process. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING touching the floor, had to be removed. Including the fridge and oven!


The oven ended up in the back yard b/c my living room is only so big!

I forgot to get a before pic of the floor, but here's the back splash before and the floor during




And the finished product





The floor looks a little streaky. I'm supposed to lightly mop for a few weeks to get off the extra grout. You also can't tell a big difference between the before and after pics of the floor because I wanted to stay as neutral and similar to the original as possible. Wait till I get my own house! Then I'll go a little more crazy!!

I was very pleased with how it turned out! My next project is to repaint the kitchen. Anybody wanna help :)

8 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

Turned out great, got to love them home improvements, huh?? :o)

Staci E said...

That turned out great! Good job on trying new things each month.

Kelsey said...

I just found your blog today through Lauren's comments and thought I'd check it out. :) I LOVE how your kitchen turned out. It's such a fun idea to try something new each month!

mandi said...

I think it looks great ... the backsplash adds alot! My jaw hit the floor though when you posted a link to Matt's site ... Matt Brown - a website?!?! Haha

Rebekah said...

oooo... I love it!!! Looks great... love the backsplash!!

Brandy said...

Wow, I know that feels better! It looks great!!!

Kat said...

Fancy! When are you having us over to eat in the new kitchen?
Ha!

Robyn Beele said...

Wow it looks great!

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