Let me share with you a peek into our minds when it comes to renovating a home, yes? Shortly after our massive kitchen makeover, Ken and I celebrated by doing nothing for an entire weekend. And when I say weekend, I mean eight days. Probably more, really.
Renovating is a marathon, and as rewarding as it is, we often find ourselves sitting on the bench like after a long race, catching old re-runs of Murder She Wrote and eating pints of ice cream.
This explains precisely why it’s taken us nearly six months to finish our kitchen, even though we only had one key project to complete: the backsplash. Sure, we’ve been preoccupied with the laundry room, guest bedroom and living room, but in all actuality, we embrace snack breaks and lounging far more than I’d like to admit.
Regardless, we finally bit the bullet and tackled the final project on our kitchen to-do list this past weekend. And surprisingly, it was far easier than we’d imagined! Here’s how we made it happen:
Step One: After filling in the empty space between the drywall and pantry with a pre-measured slab of particle board, we installed a fiber cement backer board and prepped for the tile.
Step Two: Before spreading a thin-set mortar, we measured our window trim and outlets to ensure a seamless fit for the tile pattern. Each necessary cut was made with a tile saw. [Hint: Permanent marker works wonders on glass tiles and can be rubbed off easily later!]
Step Three: After waiting 24 hours, it was time to grout! [This video has some crazy helpful tips for the messy job, FYI.]
Step Four: After the grout dries, the final step is to apply grout sealer and marvel at your gorgeous new kitchen.
Have you ever installed a kitchen backsplash? How did you fare?
Tell me in the comments below.
DISCLAIMER: The backsplash for this project was provided by and is available at ModWalls.com. The products mentioned in the above post were provided to me by the stated brand or company for review and/or sponsorship purposes only. I was not paid to promote or endorse this product and all thoughts and ideas are truthful and reflect my opinion alone.