With the wallpaper down the kitchen looks much better. After a trip to Home Depot with my sister-in-law, I decided that a tiled backsplash would be inexpensive, easy and just what my kitchen needed.
If you didn't know this before, I have a Bachelor's degree in Geology. Does it come in handy, 8 years later? Not so much. Unless you count all the amazing dinosaur facts I can relate to my children when we visit the museum. One part of my education did actually have a practical application though - I can use a wet saw! And not kill myself! So I felt totally confident tackling this project almost-on-my-own.
I decided on this travertine-like ceramic with bronze accent tiles (the real travertine was beautiful but 3x the money and more porous - I thought it might be harder to clean). These 2-inch tiles come in 12x12" pre-spaced sheets that are oh-so-easy to put on the wall.
So go ahead and excuse the picture of my rear end. Joe thought it was funny that I was hanging off the counter trying to press all the tiles into the thin-set. Plus it's proof that I did the majority of this work my very very own self.
Remember the before? Fabulous cornflower blue and petal-pink vinyl wallpaper?