One Room Challenge week 4!! Half way there! And so much to share! Everyday gets us closer to the new flooring! And I can’t wait! I know it’s going to set the stage for the entire kitchen. But before I can jump into that, as much as I want to, I continue to press on with the detail work. Last week, it was transforming my countertops to look like I spent a fortune. This week, the biggest change was the tile backsplash.
After moving our microwave above the stove, to our new butler’s pantry, a big gaping hole was left in our tile backsplash. Thankfully, I chose very simple subway tile when first installing my backsplash a few years ago. So, finding more tiles to match was as easy as walking into Menards and going to the tile department–there it was!
Since I only had a small section to fill in, I decided to go the easy route and install it the same way I did a few years ago when first installing the tile backsplash. No mortar required=no mess! What did I use to hold my tiles in place?
This product is so sticky and holds the tiles just as well as mortar, without the prep time…and again-the mess. Simply cut each sheet to size, peel off the wall sticky side and apply….
To apply the tiles, tear off the adhesive and stick tile onto mat. Using the spacers, provided in the packaging of the double-sided adhesive tile mat, space each tile the width you want them to be apart….
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I also went the easy route with cutting my tiles. Instead of dragging out a tile saw (which I don’t even own), I used this amazing tile cutter.…
This tool is perfect for cutting straight edge cuts. Simply score the tile with the blade on the tile cutter, then apply pressure to the tile and watch it cut perfectly in half (or in whatever portion you need the tile cut). Again, a super easy way to cut tile without the mess and hassle of a tile saw….
And it fits perfectly…
Full, detailed tutorial coming this summer on how I tiled this backsplash.
After completing a beautiful project, it was time for some more demo. In order to make room for the new center island I’ll be building, I needed to tear out our banquette seating…
Let the demo begin….
Loving all of this space!!
My kids weren’t loving it as much as I was though and are ready for somewhere comfy to sit again….
It’s coming! I promise! The new center island is going to be awesome!! My vision is conversational seating in place of the banquette with the center island being more in the center of the nook area. Sneak peek of what’s to come…
Another addition this week, that makes me so happy in this kitchen makeover, is this awesome commercial grade faucet from Lulani Faucet Company. They have so many styles and finishes to choose from, but this is the one that caught my eye. Love the height of it and how durable it is! It’s plant watering day….
With so much more to come, that about wraps up week four of the One Room Challenge.
What’s on the agenda for next week?
**New center island build
**Paint colors used throughout project
Can’t wait to share it all with you and how far this kitchen has come! But if you want to catch it all in real time, be sure to hop over to my Instagram stories!
MISSED THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO WEEK 4 HERE THEY ARE!
Until next week,
Happy Building, Friend!!
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