Location: Catskill, NY (High 92, Low 74)
One of the things that we haven’t really liked about the kitchen was trying to cook without getting anything on the wall. The walls are just covered with paper, and Harry is forever putting up cutting boards to keep bacon grease and other stuff from splattering on it while we are cooking.
We had read on the Heartland forum about other people who put up a tile backsplash and a few days ago we decided to take a trip to Home Depot (our long lost ol’ friend) to check out what they had.
We found a pattern that we liked on a thin glass tile mosaic, and picked up some SimpleMat to make the job a little easier.
Harry started this morning by sticking the mat to the wall and smoothing it down.
Then he stuck the tile mosaic to the mat and pressed it down.
Attaching the tile mosaic took a little over an hour. Then Harry mixed up the grout by adding the required amount of water.
He spread the grout mix and made sure he got it in all the little nooks and crannies.
Then it had to set for two hours before taking the buffing cloth to it.
And…the finished product!!
It just needs a little caulk around the edges after it has set overnight and the sealer spray put on in a couple days. But we are very happy with how it looks already.
Next up…the bathroom!!