Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hexagonal tile makes me smile.

Did you see what I did there? I rhymed.

This post is lonnnng overdue. About two weeks ago, we finally installed our kitchen backsplash. 

I won't get into the nitty gritty of it, because installing a backsplash is fairly straightforward (especially if you buy your backsplash in sheets.)  We bought our hexagonal tiles from amazon, which I was a bit worried about doing, but they arrived in great condition!

It took us about 4 hours to install the tile. Joel used a tile nipper to cut the tile to fit around outlets, windows, etc.

Here's the tile up close - I love the little hexagons!

We did the grout about a week later, which was another fairly simple job, taking about an hour and a half. It made a huge difference in the look, but unfortunately, I don't have pictures post grout. Why can't I just go take some now? Well, we started ripping up the floors (not really planned - more about that when I make the floor post!) and now our kitchen is a huge, very dusty mess.

Here's our kitchen list:
  • rebuild the cabinets under and beside the sink
  • paint all cabinets 
  • change out all hardware
  • install shelves where the open cabinets are
  • remove old backsplash 
  • install hexagonal backsplash
  • paint walls
  • remove old floor 
  • install new floor
  • remove the panel in front of sink window
  • new tiles in greenhouse window
  • some kind of window covering for the greenhouse window
  • put up some beautiful artwork

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  1. What size hexagon tiles are those and where did you get the wooden shelves?

    1. I think they are one inch - from

      And the wooden shelves we made ourselves! If you check on the side, it's listed under one of my most popular links (aged wood floating shelves - diy with instructions!)


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