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Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday at My House - so so so so happy

Saturday is the only day I get to have my hubby here, most of the time he travels or works INSANE hours. He is my SUPER HERO. He doesn't love to do my annoying decorating projects. But this Saturday he spent the WHOLE day doing "honey do's" for me. Did you hear me......THE WHOLE DAY!!!  He even made a couple of dreams come true for me. (I am cheesy) Maybe it makes a difference that I have been asking for a tile back splash for about 4 years. AND when I say asking...I do mean nagging and begging. We have had some of these supplies for a very long time.
Cutie Pie! wanted to help, well for a minute. As soon as I snatched a picture he was off to play. "That's boring mom."
So there it  is before. We, well.. I,  had planned this in our last house, lucky we never got it done, so we had some of the stuff all ready when we moved here.
Check out this Tile setting Mat.  It saved us a DAY.  Normally you apply the mastic, then the tile, and wait 24 hours before grouting, and it is MESSY, Messy, MESSY!
This stuff was so cool, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.  We really needed to do this in one day. It is 18"x 9" and comes with  12 sheets. for about 15$.  SO WORTH EVERY PENNY.
It went pretty smooth, and we didn't have to do much cutting,


See the beautiful kitchen??  Even my kids said, mom it looks like a different house!!  It took us about 4 hours start to finish. for a 12 foot wall of back splash.

6 comments:

Emily said...

This looks fantastic!! Want to come do mine?! :)

Etcetorize said...

Wow, what a difference! Looks great. I've been wanting to do my backsplash for ages but am too chicken of all that cutting and the mess. I need to find that uderlay you used. It sounds like a miracle! I'm really happy that you linked this up at Etcetorize! You've inspired me to rethink my own backsplash~

Matson Mission said...

That is gorgeous. I can't wait to see it in person. I want one too. I want it just like yours. Can't imagiine a prettier one.

Heather said...

THis looks great! Good for you. We are getting ready to tile the backsplash too. We were debating on whether or not to take off that piece on the wall. Did you have any trouble with that?

Pearl Girl said...

Heather, it comes off pretty easy with a little muscle. Removel the caulk with a razor blade then use a crow bar or something like that to pry it off. BUT, it will leave BIG holes so as long as you are sure -- go for it.

Aimee said...

Impressive!!! I need to keep looking for the post on your daughter's chandelier. You chose white, too, right!?!? So fun! Thanks for stopping by and next time you visit check out my Kitchen Makeover, ours is currently getting a makeover. I'm now your newest follower ~ excited to learn from you!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

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