Kitchen: Take Two

One couple’s adventure in kitchen remodeling

It’s getting close…

Posted by kitchentaketwo on May 5, 2009

This weekend, I spent a good portion of Saturday painting beadboard paneling and the baseboards and chair rail around the kitchen. Scott installed the dishwasher and hooked up the plumbing, so we can finally use our big sink!

Painted Beadboard

Painted Beadboard

On Sunday, we made another trip to Home Depot to get tiling supplies. Then I set to work on one side of the kitchen backsplash. Setting the tiles wasn’t hard, but it did take some time and patience. The little rubber spaces are a pain, but also help keep the lines super straight. Luckily, we have a small tile saw from a previous, ahem, project, so we didn’t have to lay out a lot of money for the backsplash. We used plain white 3×6 subway tiles, which were really cheap at Home Depot – just over $1 a square foot, I think.

Tile In Progress

Tile In Progress

On Monday night, I continued with the other side of the backsplash while Scott grouted the first side. The finished side looks good, and we were finally able to move the range into the kitchen and out of the dining room. I didn’t finish because it got dark and I didn’t want to run the tile saw at night (there are kids next door). So, there’s one more row to set tonight and tomorrow, we’ll grout that side. All in all, the backsplash has been one of the least expensive jobs, but also has had a lot of impact. Gotta love that!

Grouted Tile

Grouted Tile

We’re having family in town this weekend, so it’s been a mad dash to get the house back into order. Most of the kitchen stuff is still in the living room, and the dining room and entryway have become catchalls because we were without countertops for so long. So, we’ve got a lot of work to do, but I think the kitchen has turned out beautifully so far and I can’t wait to see the final product.

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