Posts Tagged ‘tile’

DIY Network Worthy

Well we did the tile back splash in the kitchen a while ago, but hadn’t changed out the light switches and outlets yet and the white ones looked weird, so I waited to put this on here until we did that.

By the way, changing out a light switch is hazardous to your health.  I was electrocuted not once, but twice.  Ironically enough, the second time I was in the middle of saying “Why am I always the one [ZZZZZZZZ] that gets electrocuted?”  (I inserted the [ZZZZZZZZ] to represent the actual electrocution.)  That brings my grand total for electrocution to 4 since we moved in, 3 times with regular outlets, and once with the stove outlet, after which I could not feel my right thumb or index finger for two days.  I think I’ll actually count that one twice, since the wattage is higher, so I’ll say my grand total is 5.

Anyhow, I digress.  We saw this snazzy idea on DIY Network to make a kind of cityscape using tile, so we decided to go for it.  This is actually the first idea we’ve ever tried from a show, and we really like how it turned out!


Kitchen tile part 2

Will and Rob layed tile in the kitchen today.  It looks so fabulous!

First they layed the backer board stuff –


Then Rob layed the tile –


William and Pickens (Michael) are working in the bathroom now.  Ten hours and still kickin.

Tile exchange…

So we exchanged the bathroom tile b/c the kind we bought was 4×4 and it was going to be a pain in the tush to install.  I thought about buying slate –



b/c it’s cool looking, but I guess it’s not as durable b/c its real rock and it breaks off and chips and stuff, I don’t know.

So I decided to buy this porcelain tile –



it is so huge! 17.75×17.75!  It’s cool b/c it has kind of a blue hue to it.  Hopefully it will look good b/c I’m not driving to Nashville to exchange it again.

Yay for tile!

We bought a ton of tile today.