One of my favorite parts of the kitchen is the subway tile back splash. Look at the before - just the paint (or bare wall from where the old countertop was)
So - enter homies, you may know her as Home Depot - but as I frequent her shop often, we have nicknames for eachother. She probably calls me 'Frequent but cheapo'. We were able to get this 3x6 subway tiles for all less than $40! Also enter my dad. He is the tiling expert of the family - so he agreed to help me. Thanks dad!!
While I had never tiled before, I was surprised at how quickly I picked it up... it was actually really fun!
My dad had to help with the tricky corners - he was better at cutting the tile than I was.
I had originally rented a wet saw for the day from Homies, but my dad showed up and said I could have used a much smaller one - a scorer. Then looking at the wet saw - they hadn't given us all the parts. So back to HD we went - to return the wet saw. They felt bad at their mistake - so I didn't pay anything to rent the scorer - score!
Finally the white grout (again - applied with a lesson by my dad) really made it look polished!
I learned a few things from this:
1. Parents who love to help you DIY are simply the best - hands down!!!
2. Tiling is not scary - I really enjoyed it, and can't wait to do it again.
3. Simple is better when it comes to tiles - I debated on a few different types of tiles and patterns, but the subway are perfect.
Any of you take on tiling projects lately? Comment with the link - I would love to see them