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Peel + Stick Subway Tiles

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I shan’t lie —

our canned ham counter top re-do was a real morale boost!

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I couldn’t wait to see how swell those groovy, new black counter tops

would look with the white subway tiles we’d chosen for our back splash . . .

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. . . so we didn’t wait.

Fast forward to this afternoon.

Behind those crazy scribbles (?), there’s G.O., installing our peel + stick tiles:

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Yes, it looks like he didn’t want his photo taken (sorry!),

+ I’m pretty sure he was swearing like a sailor at this point.

Turns out those tiles were insanely difficult to install!

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Think contact paper, in hell.

 But they look pretty fan-tastic, don’t they?

Perhaps it was worth it.

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NOW I can’t wait to see our sink + our new faucet back in place!

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Stay tuned!


“PLAN A” BACK SPLASH TILE

If you’re a regular reader,

you’ll recall that we recently suffered a tile snafu at the Dutch colonial —

it being something about the space between the counter top + the window trim.

It wasn’t working with the 3″ x 6″ tiles I’d chosen:

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When I leaped ahead to Plan B, which was penny rounds . . .

tile penny round marble -- new ravenna

. . . this had G.O. promising to change the wood trim

or anything, really, to avoid penny rounds!!

Can you imagine how difficult they must be to install?

So.  Back to Plan A.

Check it out, in progress:

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If you think they look great here,

wait until that protective pink paper goes away!

The grays of the tiles + the counter tops look smashing together!

The gap below is the space for our range:

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So.  What color grout will we use, you ask?

White, like that in my inspiration back splash, here:

white kitchen with gray tiles -- heavyontheveggie

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LOV-ing that pretty runner, which is a “thing” now, for kitchens.

I like this one from Overstock.com — called Cross Stitch.

It’s indoor/outdoor, which would be perfect in a kitchen, don’tcha think?

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Stay tuned!


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